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February 24, 2014

William Hunter: A Loyalist Among Revolutionaries

Williamsburg was a town of revolutionaries, but not everyone thought rebellion was a good idea. Men like William Hunter Jr., printer of the Virginia Gazette, stayed loyal to king and country.

William Hunter is one of the characters you’ll meet in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City. Actor-Interpreter Sam Miller says he enjoys portraying Hunter, because, “As …

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February 17, 2014

Being James Madison

James Madison has been called the Father of the Constitution, but up until now he hasn’t had a permanent presence in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City.

This week on the podcast, Actor-Interpreter Bryan Austin describes the process of taking on the role of America’s fourth president. This spring, Austin brings Madison to the Revolutionary City, …

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February 3, 2014

New Podcast: The Greatest Actor You Never Heard Of

David Garrick was an actor, writer, innovator and proprietor who changed the course of theatre, but you’ve probably never heard his name. A contemporary of Shakespeare, Garrick made as lasting an impact on the stage as the Bard himself.

Garrick influenced acting styles, ushering a shift from bombastic performances to more natural ones. Podcast guest …

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January 28, 2014

Labor for Love: Volunteers recreate a special wedding garment

Volunteers are hard at work recreating a wedding garment for the spring wedding re-enactment between Pocahontas and John Rolfe at Historic Jamestowne. They are embroidering the recreation of a special jacket that she is believed to have worn.

“I have about 50 volunteers so far,” said Brenda Rosseau, manager of the costume design center, “but I …

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January 27, 2014

A conversation with Robert Gates

Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is touring the country to promote his new book, “Duty,” with a stop in Williamsburg on Feb. 8.  Listen to our interview with him in 2012 in which he discusses a crisis in bipartisanship and more. 

Former head of the CIA and Secretary of Defense in both Republican …

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January 20, 2014

Marrying Pocahontas

What does the daughter of the most powerful paramount chief of the Southeast wear to her wedding? Lamentably, no record exists to tell us what Pocahontas wore for her walk down the aisle, but Colonial Williamsburg’s Costume Design Center and Preservation Virginia are teaming up to hazard a guess.

In preparation for a commemoration of the …

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