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March 1, 2014
Too busy staying warm in February to read history.org every day? Catch up now with the five most-read stories of the month:
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February 20, 2014
At the Margaret Hunter Shop at Colonial Williamsburg’s Duke of Gloucester Street, interpreters portray the millinery business, focusing on 18th-century fashions, their importance in colonial society, and the economics of importing.
The shop actually was once a garage (image: top right); in 1930, it was restored and renamed The Golden Ball. The grand …
January 31, 2014
Earlier this week, we asked our readers to caption this photograph by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation photographer Dave Doody, taken during this week’s snowstorm.
Entries were submittted through the “What’s New” blog and Facebook pages. The winning caption, judged by history.org staff members, was from Teresa Diani of …
January 29, 2014
The snow fell peacefully in Colonial Williamsburg overnight and left behind a glistening Revolutionary City. Do you wonder what the sheep were thinking? We did. Go to the comments section below this post, and try your hand at writing a caption …
January 2, 2014
Readers have chosen the George Wythe House as their favorite decorated door in Colonial Williamsburg’s historic district.
Hundreds of voters in the Patriot’s Choice Poll chose the colorful green and red apple-adorned wreath as the top winner. The George Wythe House, located on the Palace Green, …
January 2, 2014
Wondering why a particular photo was chosen as you hang up your 2014 Colonial Williamsburg calendar? Dave Doody, Photo Services Manager at Colonial Williamsburg, says he looks for three particular characteristics when setting aside potential calendar images.
Clear of modern distractions
Interesting composition that expresses the season
Doody heads the six-person Photo Services Department, which handles …