| May 21, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The Blue Star Museums initiative returns this summer, offering free admission to participating museums for active duty military and their families.
This year, military families can get free access to the Hampton History Museum, Peninsula Fine Arts...
| Feb 3, 2013
Like many other small towns across the rural South, Williamsburg spent most of the late 1800s struggling to recover from the catastrophic effects of the Civil War.
Abandoned by many of its residents after Federal troops occupied the area in May 1862,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Rosanne Cash has earned a reputation for serious -- even weighty -- songwriting. In Williamsburg on Saturday night, the daughter of Johnny Cash performed a set that was loose and joyful -- not pretentious or downcast.
A crowd of about 800 packed the...
| Jan 27, 2013
Few things say more about the potential of home-grown artistic talent than the eye-popping procession of richly carved and layered "tramp art" that cropped up in America between the Civil War and the Great Depression.
Sparked by a post-war boom in cigar...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Sweet Honey in the Rock, a legendary a cappella vocal group from Washington, D.C., will come to the Peninsula as part of Colonial Williamsburg weekend celebrating the power of women and African-American culture.
Sweet Honey in the Rock, an all-female...
| Dec 16, 2012
The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany.
Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Exciting news from Williamsburg arrived today. Rosanne Cash will play a show at the Williamsburg Lodge in February. A fine singer-songwriter, Cash hasn't played Hampton Roads often in recent decades. Her show here promises to be special.
Ruth Moody of...
| Dec 9, 2012
When Bob Zealor was growing up in Overlea, he would go into the woods near his home and collect greens to make a wreath for his mother.
You can imagine his delight when he discovered Colonial Williamsburg, where all the holiday decorations come from...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:20 AM
When the first English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were latecomers to Virginia.
Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish explorers probed the James and York rivers - and on Sept. 10, 1570 they planted a Jesuit mission...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Sometime in the fall of 1712, a gang of Williamsburg brickmakers began firing tens of thousands of bricks for what would become one of colonial America's most indelible landmarks.
Completed three years later, Bruton Parish Church has long been...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:58 AM
When the pious parishioners of Abingdon Church arrived for Sunday services in the mid-1700s, they stepped into one of the most breathtaking architectural spaces in Virginia.
Erected nearly a century earlier, the house of worship had risen from the...