| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Just 18 days after forming Colonial Williamsburg Inc. and the Williamsburg Holding Corporation on Feb. 27, 1928, preservation pioneer W.A.R Goodwin made one of his most important hires.
Over the following 13 years, landscape...
| 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.
| Dec 18, 2013
Williamsburg's blacksmiths and tinsmiths weren't the only tradesmen that had to ramp up production for the Revolution.
So many militiamen mobilized for the war in 1775 that their camp just north of town stretched all the way from the Capitol to the...
| Nov 15, 2013
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...
| Aug 11, 2013
Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem that noteworthy in a region so rich with history that significant archaeological discoveries are common.
But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School off Prince George and Boundary streets...
| Nov 22, 2013
Two hundred-ninety-five years ago today, Royal Navy sailors from Hampton clashed with the notorious Blackbeard the Pirate in a hand-to-hand struggle off the remote Outer Banks island of Ocracoke.
Downing a bowl of strong liquor as they approached his...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
“The Taste of Tradition,” a Colonial Williamsburg weekend devoted to the culinary arts, will feature contemporary cuisine inspired by 18th century traditions over Labor Day weekend Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
Open to the public, the weekend will gather...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:43 AM
The Williamsburg Regional Library operates its Local Author Project to bring Hampton Roads authors to the attention of their patrons. Following are donations made in October. For information about the program, call 259-4042.
| Dec 1, 2013
In the increasingly secular world of the early 21st century, few people spend much time worrying about their fates in the hereafter.
The spiritual power and importance of baptism often seem just as remote — even for those who have been duly...