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June 9, 2014
This week on the podcast, Apothecarist Robin Kipps shares colonial causes and remedies for the common cold. Although the symptoms were the same, the treatments and philosophies on contagion were unique to the era. How do you cure a cold? Here’s a hint: it starts with sweat.
June 2, 2014
Now, at the close of her education, Woodyard shares her experience working under a mistress and learning from a variety of sources: her hand, her …
May 26, 2014
Twenty-five years ago, the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute began with a great idea: give teachers a week to immerse themselves in American history, and prepare them to take it back to their classrooms.
In the ensuing quarter-century, innumerable teachers have been inspired by the experience of being at the sites where history happened, and …
May 19, 2014
The lessons of the democracy born in Britain’s upstart American colonies in 1776 can help guide emerging democracies today. What inspirations can still serve as touchpoints? What missteps can serve as cautionary tales?
Discussions on the future of unions and republics across the globe are the mission of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, …
May 12, 2014
Sixty years ago, the little Margaret Hunter shop on Duke of Gloucester Street opened its doors. There, they laid the groundwork for interpreting a trade so varied that its practitioners, “milliners,” can claim they deal in a thousand different things.
In the 18th century, milliners and mantua makers stood at the hub of a …
May 5, 2014
This week on the podcast, meet Kim Kosta, an apprentice beginning her studies in Williamsburg’s most prestigious kitchen. As she learns the ropes at the Governor’s Palace kitchen, she’ll have to master a series of increasingly difficult recipes, climbing her way through seven skill levels on her path to becoming a journeyman cook.
Kosta describes …