| Apr 1, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg garden tours illustrate the beauty and functionality of 18th- and 20th-century gardens in the Historic Area.
- “Through the Garden Gate” gives guests the opportunity to venture through the gates to learn about the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Nothing heralds the arrival of spring, and the Easter season, like a tulip bloom.
It's a beautiful bulb that has a history of intrigue, thievery and heartbreak, plus a Tulipomania economic bubble and bust 1636-'37, according to bulb history experts.
| Apr 7, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Why not walk, run or bike to help others? For the next couple of months there are multiple opportunities for those concerned with helping out research and awareness of different diseases to make their contribution. Better still, these fundraising...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:13 PM
El Centro native James Franklin “Jim” Gay, a nationally recognized food historian who had appeared on Food Network, network televisions and countless publications, died last week at the age of 61.
Gay, a retired naval aviator who graduated...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Nearly 173 years after the invention of photography transformed the way we see ourselves and the world, it can be hard to understand the simple folk art portraits through which so many Americans of the late 1700s and early 1800s hoped to be remembered....
| Oct 17, 2012
Even before archaeologists began digging in the basement of the Brafferton Building late this summer, they could see and smell one of the most urgent reasons why they were sent into the historic College of William and Mary structure as part of a $3.65...
| Oct 17, 2012
When Colonial Williamsburg restored the three landmark buildings of the College of William and Mary's historic 18th-century campus in the early 1930s, the Brafferton Building was the last on the list.
But 80 years after that work was completed, a $3....
| Oct 19, 2012
As a seasoned travel writer with more than 173,000 miles logged, I've come to the conclusion that memorable vacations have two things in common: great destinations and exceptional accommodations.
Among my favorite destinations are Williamsburg, Virginia;...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:40 AM
By Rebecca Massie Lane
Special to The Herald-Mail
The Washington County Museum of Fine Art's important oil painting by Thomas Birch (1779 to 1851), titled "The Shipwreck," 1837, plays a pivotal role in an important exhibition at the Philadelphia...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:11 AM
Perhaps it only makes sense that a candidate who prepared for a presidential debate near Colonial Williamsburg would slam Mitt Romney's plan for more Navy ships with the phrase "horses and bayonets."
President Barack Obama's quip - meant to make the...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
America’s passion for fine food took a huge leap forward in the 20th century through the work of two special cooks, Julia Child and James Beard.
Child has gotten her due of late with the 2009 film, “Julie & Julia,” and a recent WHRO-...