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in Kids, Sheep Week, Visit & Events, What's New

April 23, 2014

Why name one lamb? You helped us name all 11

We asked for a name for one of the Leicester longwool lambs. Then you overwhelmed us.

We received over 1,000 suggestions.  So we gave names to all lambs that were born so far this spring.

The 11 names that were chosen were:
1. Napoleon
2. Lambert
3. Raleigh
4. Fife
5. Jefferson Longshanks
6. Sprout
7. Stuart Lambginton
8. Pickle
9. Sir Wooly Coates
10. …

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in Visit & Events, What's New

April 8, 2014

The Revolutionary City Celebrates Religious History Month

Throughout the month of April, Colonial Williamsburg will explore the religious impact of the American Revolution. Any British colony was required to promote the Anglican Church as its official religion, stifling the practice of Presbyterian and Baptist dissenters, and forbidding that of Catholics and non-Christians. Gaining religious freedom was one of the goals of the …

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in Features, History, Visit & Events, What's New

April 7, 2014

Pocahontas and John Rolfe: A match made in Virginia

By Karen Gonzalez

About 2,000 people gathered Saturday by the James River to witness the 400th anniversary of the wedding between Pocahontas and John Rolfe at Historic Jamestowne, Virginia. The weather was a sunny 65 degrees – perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Pocahontas was played by Wendy Taylor from the Pamunkey Indian tribe, and John Rolfe was …

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in Features, History, Multimedia, Teachers, Visit & Events, What's New

April 3, 2014

Coming Saturday: Pocahontas’ wedding — and you’re invited

By Karen Gonzalez

The 400th wedding anniversary of Pocahontas and John Rolfe will be celebrated  April 5, and will be there to cover the festivities live on Twitter.

Historic Jamestowne is hosting the wedding at the original church site.  In 2010, the 1608 church foundation was uncovered where the original wedding took place — 400 years …

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in History, Kids, Multimedia, Visit & Events, What's New

April 2, 2014

Become a spy in Colonial Williamsburg’s new “RevQuest: The Old Enemy”

By Claire Weaver

Visitors can become revolutionary spies in Colonial Williamsburg’s latest interactive, alternate reality game: REVQUEST: THE OLD ENEMY™.

The adventure has already begun online, where questors can join the Committee of Secret Correspondence, complete their first mission, and receive their Spy Score. Once they arrive in the Revolutionary City, questors will go undercover and …

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in Visit & Events, What's New

March 31, 2014

A South African founder in Williamsburg

By Bill Sullivan

Albie Sachs considers himself the most privileged man in the world, comparing his opportunities to shape his nation’s direction with America’s founders.

“I’m in the civil rights movement, I’m in Philadelphia [at the Constitutional Convention], then later I’m [U.S. Supreme Court Justice] John Marshall.”

Sachs, who rose from imprisoned freedom fighter to become a …

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