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Colonial Williamsburg's What's New

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Winter 2010 Colonial Williamsburg journal

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:00:00 EST

Read about the Jefferson bankruptcy, R. Charlton's Coffeehouse, the Jamestown pendant, Ossabaw Island Pigs and more.

2010-2011 Teaching Resources Catalog

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:00:00 EST

Get the tools you need to make history everyone's favorite class.

Record Snowfall Slideshow

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 16:00:00 EST

2010's first snowfall cloaks the Historic Area in glittering white.

Lord Dunmore biography

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 13:00:00 EST

A Scottish nobleman was the Virginia colony's last Royal Governor. Read about his controversial rule.

New Colonial Williamsburg home pages

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:00:00 EST

Colonial Williamsburg refines its online offerings with two new portals. is your resource for history content, multimedia, and the Historic Area. Colonial presents an array of specials, vacation packages, and tools to plan your visit.

Winter Music Weekend with Kathy Mattea

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 14:00:00 EST

Join us for an unforgettable event as Kathy Mattea takes the stage in the Williamsburg Lodge Virginia Room.

Presidents Day Weekend

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:00:00 EST

View Colonial Williamsburg programs for Presidents Day Weekend

Anatomy of the Red Regimental Uniform

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:00:00 EST

A new online interactive feature uncovers the layers of meaning in Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums’ regimental uniforms.

Christmas Screensaver

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 13:00:00 EST

Our new Christmas screensaver features 24 iconic holiday images from the historic area.

Colonial Williamsburg Holiday Visit Tips

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:00:00 EST

Read and download tips for making the most of your holiday visit.

New Book from Colonial Williamsburg

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:00:00 EST

1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg

New Video from Colonial Williamsburg

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:00:00 EST

Charlton’s Coffeehouse - A Grand Opening: Watch the opening celebration of the

New Video from Colonial Williamsburg

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:00:00 EST

Charlton’s Coffeehouse - A Historic Interior: Learn about furnishing the

New Book from Colonial Williamsburg

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:00:00 EST

Salt-Glazed Pottery in Early America

Autumn 2009 Colonial Williamsburg journal

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:00:00 EST

Read about laundries, pumpkins, Captain Smith, reapportionment and more.

Coffeebean Solitaire

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST

Accept the challenge to leave a single bean on the board in this peg solitaire inspired game which celebrates the opening of R. Charlton's coffeehouse.

Costume Design Center 75th Anniversary Timeline

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST

Colonial Williamsburg's Costume Design Center celebrates its 75th anniversary of costumed interpretation.

Today in the 1770s

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:00:00 EST

New Daily Feature! Excerpts from the 18th-century Virginia Gazette have been chosen for every day of the year.

Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Tue, 6 Oct 2009 10:00:00 EST

Carve a one-of-a-kind pumpkin with these new patterns.

New Christmas section

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:00:00 EST

Sample our Christmas festivities online, then plan your visit.

New Book From Colonial Williamsburg

Wed, 02 Aug 2009 14:00:00 EST

M.De Garsault’s 1767 Art of The Shoemaker, An Annotated Translation by D.A. Saguto, is the latest book from Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg adds new Revolutionary Story

Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:30:00 EST

A new Revolutionary Story tells the tale of four Shawnee men in Williamsburg. Learn more

Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary Fireworks Frenzy Game

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:30:00 EST

Light the fireworks to earn the crowd’s appreciation and score points.

Colonial Williamsburg Family Visit Itinerary

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:30:00 EST

Download our new Family Visit Itinerary for Colonial Williamsburg summer fun.

Colonial Williamsburg Kids Summer Programs

Thu, 17 Jun 2009 03:30:00 EST

Download Kids Summer Programs Brochure for Colonial Williamsburg’s summer fun.

Colonial Williamsburg Vacation Planner

Wed, 16 Jun 2009 10:30:00 EST

Plan your historic vacation and resort experience and enjoy special events and programs. Download your planner today.

Colonial Williamsburg Summer Visit Tips

Tue, 15 Jun 2009 15:30:00 EST

Read and download tips for making the most of your summer visit.

Colonial Williamsburg Spring 2009 Journal

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:30:00 EST

Read enhanced articles from the current online issue.

Celebrate Independence Day

Mon, 08 Jun 2009 4:00:00 EST

Join us on for an all-American picnic and festive holiday entertainment.

New Garden Blog

Mon, 08 Jun 2009 1:00:00 EST

Follow Colonial Williamsburg's gardens as they bud, flower and set fruit. The new Garden Blog features updates from the gardeners, resources for the home grower, and vibrant images of what's blooming each month.

New Video Player

Fri, 29 May 2009 3:00:00 EST

Browse our video collection with our new video player.

Jefferson and Adams

Wed, 27 May 2009 4:00:00 EST

Jefferson and Adams: A Stage Play returns to the Kimball Theatre for two encore performances.

Mother's Day Brunch

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 4:00:00 EST

Treat mom to a special Sunday brunch in one of Colonial Williamsburg award-winning restaurants.

New Screensaver: Flowers

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 3:00:00 EST

Purchase a vivid screensaver of 18th-century flowers grown in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens.

Online exhibit: Conserving the Murray Sisters

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 9:00:00 EST

Walk through the restoration of an 18th-century painting, a modern process that reveals an ancient artist's hand. See "Conserving the Murray Sisters," our newest online exhibit.

African American Screensaver

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 2:00:00 EST

Download our newest screensaver; a collection of African American images.

Tom Hanks on Colonial Williamsburg

Tue, 3 Feb 2009 10:00:00 EST

"Colonial Williamsburg is an important piece of America…"

New Book From Colonial Williamsburg

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:00:00 EST

Down on the Farm: A Sticker Adventure with Prince, the latest book from Colonial Williamsburg

Cannon Blog

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:00:00 EST

Follow our recreation of an 18th-century cannon on the cannon blog.

New Colonial Williamsburg Webcam

Tue, 4 Nov 2008 13:00:00 EST

Follow the reconstruction of Charlton's Coffeehouse on our newest webcam.

Charlton's Coffehouse at Colonial Williamsburg

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 14:00:00 EST

Follow the reconstruction of Charlton's Coffeehouse.

New Book From Colonial Williamsburg

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:00:00 EST

Flowers and Herbs of Early America, the latest book from Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg Word of the Day

Wed, 1 October 2008 3:00:00 EST

Impress your friends with your command of the queen's English with this daily feature.

NBC "Today" Show in Williamsburg

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:00:00 EST

The NBC "Today" show broadcasts from Historic Area .

New Book From Colonial Williamsburg

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:00:00 EST

We Hold These Truths: The latest book from Colonial Williamsburg

New Video Podcasts

Mon, 1 Sep 2008 8:00:00 EST

Video editions of Colonial Williamsburg’s weekly podcast take you even further Behind the Scenes. .

New Teachers section design

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EST

Find trusted resources alongside multimedia tools and teaching plans that will recharge history in the redesigned Teachers section.

Fifes and Drums Alumni Weekend

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:00:00 EST

View archived video of the July 4th Alumni Weekend Event

New online feature: New in the Collection

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 10:00:00 EST

This online feature is an adaptation of the

New Colonial Williamsburg Blog

Mon, 30 June 2008 13:00:00 EST

The Thomas Jefferson blog hosts a fresh debate each week. Weigh in.

New Colonial Williamsburg Webcam

Wed, 25 June 2008 13:00:00 EST

Keep an eye on the action in Merchants Square with our newest webcam.

Colonial Williamsburg Kid's Summer Programs

Wed, 4 June 2008 09:00:00 EST

Interactive kid’s programs transport modern families to the 18th century.

Colonial Williamsburg Summer Saver Package

Thu, 29 May 2008 11:00:00 EST

Settle into the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites and the family fun and savings begin.

Colonial Williamsburg 4th of July Palace Picnic

Thu, 29 May 2008 11:00:00 EST

Celebrate Independence Day with a picnic at the Governor's Palace.

Drummer's Call Webcast

Sat, 17 May 2008 17:00:00 EST

View archives of the Drummer’s Call Grand Review webcast on May 17, 2008

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums screensaver

Thu, 15 May 2008 15:00:00 EST

Download our latest screensaver with iconic images of Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums. Choose from two versions: one silent, and one accompanied by a 2007 recording of the Fife and Drum Corps Alumni.

Colonial Williamsburg Families Free Admission Pass Offer

Tue, 13 May 2008 15:00:00 EST

Colonial Williamsburg’s official hotels welcome families with the value-loaded “Families Free” admission pass offer valid through August 31, 2008.

Colonial Williamsburg Drum Corps Tryout Game

Thu, 8 May 2008 11:00:00 EST

Play the latest game in the Kid's Zone. Don't miss a beat and you'll make it in the Corps!

Colonial Williamsburg Celebrates Mother's Day

Fri, 2 May 2008 11:00:00 EST

Celebrate Mother's Day with Brunch

Colonial Williamsburg's Fifes and Drums 50th Anniversary

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:00:00 EST

Colonial Williamsburg's Fifes and Drums mark their 50th anniversary with a year of special events, beginning with Drummer's Call May 16-18, 2008. Learn more about the celebrations planned and the history of this musical regiment in the newly-updated Fifes and Drums section.

Colonial Williamsburg releases new children's book

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:00:00 EST

A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure, featuring characters based on Colonial Williamsburg’s beloved dolls has just been released

Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:00:00 EST

Discover the excitement of well-told stories that come from the roots of our history or from the heart of our present at "Spinning Stories–Spanning Time: A Weekend of Stories Old and New."

Colonial Williamsburg Museums Teen Audio

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:00:00 EST

The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg offer a special audio tour written and recorded by teenagers for teenagers.

Colonial Williamsburg Spring 2008 Journal

Tue, 01 Apr 2008 11:00:00 EST

Read about colonial pop culture, flowers of Virginia and America's national pastime.

Colonial Williamsburg Vacation Planner

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:00:00 EST

The 2008 Colonial Williamsburg Vacation Planner is now available. Download or order a copy online.

Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary City

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:00:00 EST

Revolutionary City is back for 2008. Witness the events that defined the birth of America.

Colonial Williamsburg Spring Bed and Breakfast Package

Thu, 6 Mar 2008 15:00:00 EST

Spring forward with a vacation plan.

Spring Entertaining Style with Cindy Cragg

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 10:00:00 EST

Cindy Cragg, home stylist and a Williamsburg native, shares easy ideas for making your occasion unforgettable in this newly-released DVD from Colonial Williamsburg.

General Assembly meets at Colonial Williamsburg

Fri, 8 Feb 2008 13:00:00 EST

Virginia's General Assembly met for a commemorative session at the Capitol January, 26, 2008. View video of the proceedings.

Colonial Williamsburg Ticket Special

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:00:00 EST

Save 10% when you purchase your admission tickets in advance.

Colonial Williamsburg Featured in HBO Miniseries Premiere

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:00:00 EST

"John Adams" Premieres March 16-April 27. Scenes for the HBO six-episode miniseries were filmed in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

Colonial Williamsburg Wonders of Winter 2008

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:00:00 EST

Discover the many amenities of the Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection by treating yourself to one of three popular packages.

Colonial Williamsburg Midnight Messenger Game

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:00:00 EST

Play the latest game in the Kid's Zone. Help Li Ming deliver the silver tea pot to the ship.

Colonial Williamsburg Winter 2008 Journal

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:00:00 EST

Read about colonial battle tactics, tools of the trades, and Canadian horses.

Colonial Williamsburg Rings in the New Year

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:00:00 EST

Ring in the new year with An Evening of Elegance at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination

Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:00:00 EST

Colonial Williamsburg heralds the Christmas season with candles, fireworks and music during Grand Illumination Sunday, Dec. 2 from 4:45-7:30.

Dialogues in Democracy

Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:00:00 EST

Jim Lehrer, anchor of The News Hour on PBS, led a national conversation in November 2007 with emerging leaders and influential Americans on fundamental citizenship issues.

Colonial Williamsburg Holiday 2007 Journal

Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:00:00 EST

Read about early American Jewish holy days, Red Devon cows and drinking in colonial America.

New Book Published

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 10:00:00 EST

Witches and Ghosts, Pirates and Thieves, Murder and Mayhem –Based on Colonial Williamsburg’s popular evening programs, "Cry Witch" and "Legends, Myths, Mysteries, and Ghosts," here are scary stories from the eighteenth century.

Special Dining Events

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 10:00:00 EST

Colonial Williamsburg's dining experiences are as rich as Virginia history. Choose from ten restaurants, among them four historic taverns. There's always an experience to savor.

Brick Burn

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:00:00 EST

The brickyard is open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. while the brick kiln burns.

Grand Illumination

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:00:00 EST

Colonial Williamsburg heralds the Christmas season with candles, fireworks and music during Grand Illumination.

First Time Visitor Itinerary

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:00:00 EST

First Time Visitor? - Make sure to visit these landmark colonial sites during your stay.

Colonial Williamsburg Honors Service to America

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:00:00 EST

Military families who visit Colonial Williamsburg during Veterans Day Weekend receive complimentary admission.

World Forum on the Future of Democracy

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 16:00:00 EST

View online videos of the culminating event in the commemoration of America's 400th Anniversary, The World Forum on the Future of Democracy.

Colonial Williamsburg Jazz at the Museums

Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:00:00 EST

Join Harris Simon and his trio as they fill the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum with the all-American sound of jazz during the September Museum Social.

Colonial Williamsburg Autumn 2007 Journal

Wed, 05 Sep 2007 14:00:00 EST

Read about Native American math, slaves in the Revolution, bugs, the Frenchman's Map, and more.

Colonial Williamsburg Holiday Planner

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:00:00 EST

Nothing quite compares to spending the Christmas season in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Download and view our Holiday Vacation Planner

What's Blooming in Colonial Williamsburg

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 14:00:00 EST

Find out what is blooming in Colonial Williamsburg gardens in the late summer.

New Colonial Williamsburg Webcam

Fri, 3 Aug 2007 13:00:00 EST

Keep an eye on the action in front of Raleigh Tavern with our newest webcam.

Celebrate Independence Day

Mon, 2 Jul 2007 08:00:00 EST

July 4, 1776: A unanimous declaration defines America's fundamental ideals. Hear the Declaration of Independence podcast, download the new screensaver, and visit on the 4th of July.

Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:45:00 EST

New information on Storytelling Festival ticket prices.

Colonial Williamsburg Kimball Theatre

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:45:00 EST

Jefferson and Adams: A Stage Play - encore presentation at the Kimball Theatre.

Colonial Williamsburg Summer 2007 Journal

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 10:45:00 EST

Learn about counterfeiting, goods of the trades, wills, rare sheep, and kitchens.

A Kid's Summer Program from Colonial Williamsburg

Thu, 31 May 2007 13:00:08 EST

New programs join children’s summer favorites to complement Revolutionary City programming seven days a week.

Independence Day Picnic at Colonial Williamsburg

Thu, 31 May 2007 13:00:08 EST

Celebrate July 4th at our Governor's Palace Picnic.

New Book from Colonial Williamsburg

Tue, 29 May 2007 13:00:08 EST

Colonial Williamsburg announces the publication of a new children's book, Red Thunder.

Plan your visit with Visit 101

Mon, 21 May 2007 08:30:00 EST

View our new online overview of everything you need to know to make the most of your visit to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

Dirt Detective, Junior Archaeologist

Tue, 15 May 2007 08:30:00 EST

New in the Kids Zone: Dirt Detective, Junior Archaeologist Get your hands dirty with the new “Dirt Detectives” activity.