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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 What's New

April 23, 2014

Wrapping Up Religious History Month

For the rest of April, Colonial Williamsburg will continue to celebrate religious history month. 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 revolution. …

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April 23, 2014

Virginia History Day: Projects tackle Rights and Responsibilities

By Lisa O. Monroe

On April 26, some 250 excited and nervous students will stream into Thomas Nelson Community College’s Historic Triangle Center to compete to present the culmination of a year of work.

It’s Virginia History Day (VHD). The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Virginia State affiliate to National History Day, will be hosting the state …

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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 .


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