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in Sheep Week, What's New

April 18, 2014

Name our lamb!

We’re asking for your help again this year to name the Colonial Williamsburg lamb. Last year, you gave us William and Mary.

It’s a new year and we have a new lamb. This woolly addition to our Leicester Longwool family needs a name.

Everything WILLIAMSBURG will bring an ewe and a lamb to the Williamsburg Farmer’s …

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in Sheep Week, Throwback Thursday, What's New

April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Sheep Week

 By Áine Cain

This Throwback Thursday goes out to the sheep of Williamsburg — those  adorable bundles of spunk and wool. If you can’t get enough of this wooly madness,  follow  Colonial Williamsburg on Twitter and check history.org throughout Sheep Week.

Visitors can often find the sheep near the old duck pond across from …

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in Sheep Week, What's New

April 16, 2014

It’s Sheep Week! Write your own caption!

What do you think these little lambs are up to? Go to the comments section below this post, and try your hand at writing a caption for Colonial Williamsburg photographer Dave Doody’s photo of our famous sheep.  We’ll publish the best one .

in Gardens, What's New

April 16, 2014

From the Garden: Of Redbud and Celery

The Redbud, known to the botanists as Cercis Canadensis, is now illuminating the woodlands with its rosy pink blooms.  This is one of the first of our native trees to flower and precedes the Dogwood in the gay march of sylvan delights that fill the margins of Virginia forests.

Blooming redbud

It was known in …

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in What's New

April 15, 2014

This Week in 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 …

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in Sheep Week, What's New

April 15, 2014

Baby Lamb at the Farmer’s Market Easter Weekend

In celebration of its new location in Merchant’s Square, Colonial Williamsburg’s retail shop “Everything WILLIAMSBURG” will bring live sheep to the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 19, weather permitting.

Colonial Williamsburg’s rare breeds program will provide a Leicester Longwool ewe and her newborn lamb to the store for …

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