Portraying lesser-known historical figures gives Willie Balderson an opportunity to relate the experiences of the everyday man.
A gracious host, the Governor's Palace met the needs of nine governors and the Continental Army. Tom Spear details the venerable building's past.
An Irish Christmas
In clear voice and high spirits, Kelly Kennedy sings Irish Christmas melodies.
The Town Before the Town
An early plantation slumbers beneath Williamsburg's streets and foundations.
Fakes and Forgeries
Fakes and phonies are stopped with a squint. Curator John Davis discusses the subtleties of form.
Love and Revolution
Divergent views on politics and religion fuel a feud between two prominent Williamsburg families. Museum educator Anne Willis tells the story of their children's unlikely marriage.
The Jefferson Blog
A new blog subjects Thomas Jefferson's ideals to modern scrutiny. Add your two cents beginning this July.
Forty-six pages from Thomas Paine's pen whip discontent into outright rebellion. Public Sites Interpreter Alex Clark details the transformation.
The Stamp Act
Britain's tax on paper goods was unremarkable in itself, but the colonies' furious response surprised two continents. Historian Linda Rowe talks about the Stamp Act.
Patrick Henry on Religion
Patrick Henry's passionate beliefs come alive through Richard Schumann's interpretation.
75 Years of Costume Design
Colonial Williamsburg marks 75 years of costumed interpretation in 2009. Costume Design Center Director Brenda Rosseau describes the metamorphosis from 1934.
Myths abound in history's retelling. Historian and author Mary Miley Theobald shares some of her favorites.
Meet the Powells
A middling family aspires to the gentry class. Interpreter Pat Chilton introduces the Powells to visitors and the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.
Thousands of Williamsburg mothers entrusted the delivery of their babies to midwives and man-midwives. Medical historian Robin Kipps outlines the ancient profession.
Escape the Noose: Benefit of Clergy
The hangman's noose was the last stop for many a felon. But the ultimate penalty could be avoided with the recitation of one special psalm. Historian Linda Rowe explains the Benefit of Clergy.
Moving Robertson's Windmill
History hits the road when an iconic windmill moves to a new home. Hear the story behind Robertson's Windmill from Jim Horn, CW's Vice President of Research and Historical Interpretation.
The Story of Cotton
Cotton springs from the ground with a story all its own at Great Hopes Plantation. Farmer Wayne Randolph tells cotton's story.
Get to know the Constitution: a document whose genius lies in its malleability. Historian and author Pauline Maier talks ratification.
Call Forth the Militia
Local militiamen were ragtag but tenacious fighting forces. Supervisor of Military Programs John Hill describes Revolutionary War hometown defenses.
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