| Mar 30, 2013
| 5:48 PM
For as long as art historians have been writing about painting in the early South, it's been common to think of the region's artists as relatively independent and even isolated figures.
Many show up in the records as episodic visitors from Europe or...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:04 PM
No one today remembers the names of more than 16,000 infants taken in by London's famous Foundlings Hospital during the mid-1700s.
But that doesn't mean there's no way to tell their anonymous but poignant stories.
Scrupulously recorded by the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:17 PM
When Boston architect William G. Perry came to Williamsburg on Jan. 13, 1927, it wasn't his first visit.
But the pioneering sketches he first made as he toured the historic colonial town represented a milestone step in visualizing and promoting what...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:37 AM
"We're putting the brand back together," said Randall Plaxa, who once ran the bar and live music venue J.M. Randalls in Williamsburg. His new venture is an event promotion company that he hopes will present as many as 12 concerts a year.
The company, J....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Williamsburg residents had plenty of reason to be curious when a pioneering folk art collection assembled by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller went on view inside the newly restored Ludwell Paradise House on Jan. 16, 1935.
Few people before her had viewed ...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day.
Here is a look at some of them.
Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...
| Nov 12, 2013
Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made, particularly in a holiday season, a time typically so rich with recollections. Salute that spirit with a historic dessert rooted in the North American past. For while tastes, trends and technology...
| Nov 12, 2013
In the 18th century, entertaining was done with desserts that could feed a crowd — a huge crowd. An election cake might serve up to 150 people, says Michael Krondl, a New York City food historian and author of "Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem like that significant a find in a region so rich with history that noteworthy archaeological discoveries are common.
But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School in Williamsburg, they're...
| Aug 4, 2013
Of all the public buildings that helped define life in 18th-century Williamsburg, the most conspicuous absence in today's restored colonial capital may be the Market House that once stood near the Powder Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street.
| Aug 9, 2013
When you live in one of the most fought-over places in the Western Hemisphere, you can literally pick your battles. And I've been sifting through a lot of them in my mind while putting together my upcoming story on the too-often overlooked Battle of...