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October 2, 2014
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 …
September 5, 2014
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 …
August 8, 2014
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, …
May 28, 2014
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 …
April 24, 2014
By Bill Sullivan
“A commitment to religious freedom is one of the most important achievements of the founding era precisely because it could be dangerous,” said James Sidbury, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Rice University, in a talk at the Dewitt Wallace Museum. But dangerous to whom? Sidbury was a featured speaker during …
April 23, 2014
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:
5. Jefferson Longshanks
7. Stuart Lambginton
9. Sir Wooly Coates