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April 24, 2014

When Religious Freedom Was Dangerous

By Bill Sullivan

“A commitment to religious freedom is one of the most important achievements of the founding era precisely because it could be dangerous,” said James Sidbury, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Rice University, in a talk at the Dewitt Wallace Museum. But dangerous to whom? Sidbury was a featured speaker during …

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March 28, 2014

This weekend: Wrapping up Women’s History Month

This weekend, Colonial Williamsburg will mark the end of Women’s History Month by celebrating the bravery and strength of revolutionary women. Take a look at upcoming programs and check our calendar for new and updated information.

You Have My Heart: Explore Colonial Williamsburg’s art museum’s exhibit “Threads of Feeling” and learn about messages that mothers left …

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March 25, 2014

Pests forum helps museums protect valuable collections

By Lisa O. Monroe

How do you keep termites from eating your Van Gogh?

For expert answers to questions like this and other subjects ranging from bed bugs to rats, the Museum Pests 2014 Forum is the place to be this month.

Museum experts from the Smithsonian, Natural History Museum in London, and the Spurlock Museum …

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March 20, 2014

Spring begins today! Here’s how to enjoy it in the Revolutionary City

Spring begins on Thursday, March 20, at 12:57 p.m., to be precise. It’s finally time to begin enjoying the new season of events and programs around Colonial Williamsburg.

 

Here are some of the top activities in the Revolutionary City this spring. For more information, check our Spring Break page.

March 16, 2014

This week in Women’s History Month

This week, Colonial Williamsburg will continue to celebrate the bravery and strength of revolutionary women. Take a look at upcoming programs and check our calendar for new and updated information.

You Have My Heart. Explore Colonial Williamsburg’s art museum’s exhibit “Threads of Feeling” and learn about messages that mothers left with their babies at London’s Foundling …

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March 13, 2014

Margaret Hunter millinery shop celebrates 60th anniversary at conference

By Victoria Hecht

Examine an 18th-century gown and its folds and seams will speak, whispering hints about the wearer and insight into the garment’s purposes over time.

Countless gowns have spoken to Janae Whitacre, Colonial Williamsburg’s mistress milliner and mantuamaker, during her 32 years with The Margaret Hunter Shop. This month, the interpretive site will celebrate its …

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