October 7, 2013
Colonial Williamsburg’s online game series, “RevQuest: Save the Revolution,” will change the minds of youngsters who might think learning history is stuffy and dry.
In today’s podcast, host Harmony Hunter and guest Lisa Fischer of Colonial Williamsburg’s Digital History Center explain the interactive series, which has just launched its third game.
“RevQuest” uses text-messaging to engage players in a Revolutionary spy’s world of danger, loyalty, codes and plots. Players become “spies” as they travel through Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, fighting characters who present a threat to America. But even while players use their modern mobile devices to play the game, they’re learning about 18th-century ciphers, codes, citizenship, and even poisons.
September 30, 2013
For the first time in decades, a new historic trade joins the tradition of craft in the Historic Area. In this week’s podcast, you’ll meet Steve Delisle, the first tinsmith in the Revolutionary City. Hear host Harmony Hunter’s story of a historic trade that will now join the tradition of craft in the Historic Area.
For more information on the new historic Tin Shop, read Blacksmith Kenneth Schwarz’s explanation of the process and outcome of the search for two talented “tin men.”
You can also read more about the reconstruction of Anderson’s Blacksmith and Public Armoury.
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Listen to this week’s podcast to hear some of history’s persistent myths debunked.
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