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Colonial Williamsburg

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  • VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site

    VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site
    Back when Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan butted heads in the early 1600s, the Algonquian village of Werowocomoco along the York River was fringed with marshland where inhabitants hunted and fished. Four centuries later, much of that marshy...
  • Cue the spotlights - time for 'Williamsburg's Got Talent'

    Cue the spotlights - time for 'Williamsburg's Got Talent'
     The talent will be out on Saturday night at The Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg. All sorts of talent, and all of it homegrown.  It's the second edition of "Williamsburg's Got Talent," and it starts at 7 p.m.  I tell you this not only because...
  • Blackbeard's legend gets new wrinkles

    No student of Blackbeard can explore the nearly 300-year-old legend of one of history's most notorious brigands long before realizing that it's riddled by exaggeration and invention. Just six years after the infamous buccaneer's death in 1718, a shadowy...
  • Run for the Dream 8K winds through historic Williamsburg

    The Run for the Dream 8K wound through historic Williamsburg on Saturday for its fourth straight year. The run, and Sunday's half marathon, benefit An Achievable Dream and Wounded Warriors programs. Sunday's half marathon begins at 7 a.m. at Colonial...
  • Festival Williamsburg offers a variety of musical experiences in the coming week

    Festival Williamsburg offers a variety of musical experiences in the coming week
    Each spring, the Virginia Arts Festival offers dozens of performances throughout Hampton Roads. For several days during that period, the spotlight falls on Williamsburg. Festival Williamsburg, a festival within a festival, will take place Thursday May...
  • Milestone day for religious freedom

    Exactly when the first Baptist believers settled on the lands south of the James River in the late 1600s is hard to determine from the surviving records. But according to an ancient grand jury document citing them for not attending the established...
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Living Here: Outdoor activities

    Living Here: Outdoor activities
    Cycling The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
  • Living Here: Museums and galleries

    Living Here: Museums and galleries
    From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, art abounds in Hampton Roads. Art museums 1. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Nationally acclaimed American folk art collection...
  • Living Here: Shopping

    Living Here: Shopping
    Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall. City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...
  • Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area

    Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area
    No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday. You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...