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February 20, 2014
By Áine Cain
For all his wealth and familial prominence, Carter wasn’t your average Virginia gentleman. He flunked the bar, even after being educated at William & Mary grammar school and studying law in London. His contemporaries occasionally criticized his lack … Continue Reading »
February 17, 2014
From education to transportation and tourism, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation provides insights and support for issues debated in Virginia’s General Assembly each year. This session, the “What’s New” blog will follow some of the legislative matters of interest to educators, historians, visitors and the business and residential community around Colonial Williamsburg. Visit the blog each … Continue Reading »
February 16, 2014
This week’s Black History Month events include special programs in the Historic Area and the DeWitt Wallace Museum, Feb. 16-22. And in honor of President’s Day weekend, today’s programs will celebrate the United State’s founding fathers and their legacies. Check our calendar for new and updated information.
February 14, 2014
Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg can come face-to-face with presidential history this President’s Weekend. To help your conversation, here’s some information on General George Washington circa 1775, Thomas Jefferson circa 1780, and James Madison circa 1790.
Each president is at a markedly different point in their careers and the development of the nation, with … Continue Reading »
February 13, 2014
What was slavery really like for enslaved people and their masters? Students will have the opportunity to watch “Harsh World, This World” on Feb. 13 and be guided through true personal stories that demonstrate kindness, betrayal, trust, cruelty — all the emotions that govern complex human relationships.
The stories in this Continue Reading »
February 10, 2014
This week’s Black History Month events include special programs in the Historic Area and the DeWitt Wallace Museum. In addition, President’s Day weekend programs will highlight early presidents’ views on slavery. Here are some of this week’s events. Check our calendar for new and updated information.