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  • A red-letter day for history's longest-running film -- "Story of a Patriot"

    A red-letter day for history's longest-running film -- "Story of a Patriot"
    When the longest-running film in motion picture history debuted on March 31, 1957, it was already far ahead of its time. Financed by Colonial Williamsburg benefactor John D. Rockefeller Jr. and shot in and around the Historic Area in May 1956,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Media Day is an 'Only in America' testament to diversity and excess

    NEWARK — There were those who were definitely looking for attention at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, like the guy dressed in Colonial Williamsburg-type garb or the fellow from Denmark who was dressed as the Where's Waldo character. But Joe...
  • 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...
  • Colonial Williamsburg tailors re-create George Washington's tent

     Colonial Williamsburg tailors re-create George Washington's tent
    The first time Colonial Williamsburg tailor Mark Hutter was asked to re-create the tent used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, he said no. "I was afraid it would be all-consuming," he recalls. Several years later, however, he and a...
  • Real 'Downton Abbey' countess comes to Colonial Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG — The real-life tenant of "Downton Abbey" will be in Williamsburg next month. Colonial Williamsburg and WHRO are hosting Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle, the real-life setting for Masterpiece'...