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  • Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists unearth lost landscape of America's 'most historic avenue' | With Video

    Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists unearth lost landscape of America's 'most historic avenue'  | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    WILLIAMSBURG — President Franklin D. Roosevelt wasn't the only one impressed by Duke of Gloucester Street when he dedicated Colonial Williamsburg's newly reconstructed 18th-century thoroughfare in 1934. Laid out according to a plan drawn by Gov....
  • Colonial Williamsburg runs promotion for Facebook fans

    Colonial Williamsburg runs promotion for Facebook fans
    Colonial Williamsburg will offer free admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to visitors who "like" the Colonial Williamsburg Facebook page.  To get free single-day admission to the museums, visitors must say "I'm a fan," at any...
  • Colonial Williamsburg exhibit demonstrates unexpected richness of Southern furnishings

    When Colonial Williamsburg staged its first Antiques Forum in 1949, it hoped the art historians, antique dealers and antique collectors who gathered from across the country would leave the pioneering event feeling enlightened. Instead, the remarks...
  • Archaeologists unearth lost landscape of Colonial Williamsburg

    Archaeologists unearth lost landscape of Colonial Williamsburg
    President Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t the only one impressed by Duke of Gloucester Street when he dedicated Colonial Williamsburg’s newly reconstructed 18th-century thoroughfare in 1934. Laid out according to a plan drawn by Gov. Francis...
  • Spring break with a twist

    Spring break with a twist
    With the dreadful weather that's spread across much of the country this winter, even into the usually balmy South, thoughts of spring might seem like a fantasy. But spring break really is on the horizon. It's a nebulous term, though, with getaways...
  • Updating Martha Washington's cake

    Updating Martha Washington's cake
    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....
  • Historic desserts are still within reach of today's cooks

    Historic desserts are still within reach of today's cooks
    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...
  • Taking the Kids: 10 ways to kick-start Halloween all October

    Taking the Kids: 10 ways to kick-start Halloween all October
    Lucky kids. They don't have to wait until Halloween to don their costumes and collect treats — not when every place from museums to aquariums to zoos to theme parks are celebrating Halloween the entire month of October with haunted houses, spooky...
  • Day trips from Williamsburg to Gettysburg

    Day trips from Williamsburg to Gettysburg
    Gettysburg, Pa. Remembrance, Dedication days Two tributes that take place each November at Gettysburg National Military Park have special significance this year. Dedication Day, held annually on Nov. 19, will mark the 150th anniversary of the...
  • Mrs. Rockefeller in Williamsburg | Women's History Month

    Despite her husband's deep distaste for Modern art, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller became nationally prominent as one of the avant garde movement's earliest and most influential American patrons — and the driving force behind the founding of New York's...
  • Reviving a Revolutionary War landmark

     Reviving a Revolutionary War landmark
    After the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the most important sound in Williamsburg was no longer the urgent voices in the Capitol debating Virginia's future. Instead it was the ringing of hammers and rattling of tin at the...