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  • Colonial Williamsburg displays George Washington in diverse portraits

    Colonial Williamsburg displays George Washington in diverse portraits
    If you ever wanted to look the most indispensable Founding Father in the eye, this might be a good time.
  • Winter storm leads to closures, accidents in Va.

    A winter storm dumped more than 8 inches of snow in parts of Virginia on Thursday, with the southeastern area of the state being the hardest hit. At its peak, the storm knocked out power to about 10,000 people throughout the state, primarily in Hampton...

    Colonial Williamsburg to remain closed due to snow

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation says its historic grounds will remain closed due to severe weather. The closure affects historic area sites, the regional visitor center, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and the John D. Rockefeller Jr....

    Slavery took hold on the York River

    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region's sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia's slave culture took root...

    African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area

    African Americans were the first tour guides of Williamsburg area
    Tourists in Williamsburg before the city's restoration was well underway were left on their own to wander about unescorted, except at Bruton Parish Church. There, they would be greeted by the African-American sexton. For nearly four decades, three men...