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March 30, 2015

5 Questions with Peter Manseau,
author of ‘One Nation Under Gods’

By Bill Sullivan

Peter Manseau, author of “One Nation Under Gods.”

Peter Manseau is the award-winning author of the memoir “Vows: The Story of a Priest, a Nun and Their Son” and the novel “Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter,” among other titles. His new book, “One Nation Under Gods,” examines the history of religious diversity … Continue Reading »

February 13, 2015

Fighting for more than freedom

By Bill Sullivan

Who famously said, “As for me, give me liberty or give me death”?

WANT TO GO?

Secret Keepers: Literacy, Slavery, and the Law

Feb. 17 and Feb. 24
11:30 a.m.

Hennage Auditorium
at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Find more information here

Harvey Bakari, manager of African American Initiatives, answers his own question.

“It’s Patrick Henry. He’s a patriot. … Continue Reading »

October 2, 2014

The Wall That Heals

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., will be visiting Williamsburg Oct. 9-13. The 250-foot long memorial and accompanying exhibit will occupy the lawn in front of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum on Francis Street.

Veterans organizations and the Patriot Guard Riders will escort the wall into … Continue Reading »

September 5, 2014

Homeschooling Was the Rule in Colonial Virginia

Nearly 2 million children are homeschooled in the United States, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. And their numbers are increasing at a much faster rate than the population of public schools. Parents offer many reasons for educating young people at home, from concerns about safety or instructional quality to the desire to … Continue Reading »

August 8, 2014

Help Re-imagine the Republic at the Constitution Café

By Bill Sullivan

Christopher Phillips wants to get rid of the Constitution and start over again. Well, not exactly. But he does want us to think about what we would do if we could start over. The William & Mary alum (Government major, naturally) will be leading the conversation in a “Constitution Café” Monday, … Continue Reading »

May 28, 2014

Tell Me a Story

By Karen Gonzalez

This weekend, the Eastern Band of Cherokee returns to the colonial capital – and the 18th century.

In “Return of the Cherokee,” a Native American delegation re-enacts what became regular visits to discuss trade agreements and negotiate boundaries.  During those visits to practice détente, the Cherokee also “favored the public with a dance….”

And they … Continue Reading »