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  • Tidewater Book/Poetry News - Deadlines and Events this week!

    Tidewater Book/Poetry News - Deadlines and Events this week!
    There's always a lot going on in Tidewater, whether you're a reader, a writer or poet, or just looking for some literary fun. Check out this week's special events and deadlines! Writers' Events Chesapeake Romance Writers Writers First - 2013 Writer's...
  • Abingdon's faithful return church to its colonial state

    Abingdon's faithful return church to its colonial state
    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...
  • Historic Ware Church is a colonial gem

    Historic Ware Church is a colonial gem
    When the well-to-do congregation of Ware Parish began planning a new and much bigger church during the early 1700s, they did so with no small ambition.     What the vestry designed - with the help of a now unknown builder - was destined to become one...
  • Jon Meacham, Poetry, and Libraries!

    Jon Meacham, Poetry, and Libraries!
    Jon Meacham, Pulizter Prize winner and best-selling author of "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," will speak about Jefferson tomorrow at Colonial Williamsburg. I'll be there, my pencil and wits (hopefully) sharpened, to bring you the scoop! For more...
  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • A cradle of slavery on the York

    A cradle of slavery on the York
    When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place. Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...
  • Colonial Virginia gentry embraced stranded North African

    Colonial Virginia gentry embraced stranded North African
    As the political epicenter of British America’s richest and most populous colony, the town of Williamsburg played host to a rich cross-spectrum of humanity during the 1700s. Planters, merchants and tradesmen of all shades and stripes came from...
  • 17th-century recipe for church's rehab

    17th-century recipe for church's rehab
    Even in a region celebrated for its early colonial churches, old St. Luke's stands out from the crowd.     No house of worship in English America reaches further back in time than this landmark 17th-century relic. And mixed in with the classical...
  • Jamestown settlers ate 14-year-old girl, researchers say

    The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown...
  • Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

    Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection
    NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn't until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a...
  • Lokken paces national field, wins Run for the Dream 8K

     Lokken paces national field, wins Run for the Dream 8K
    WILLIAMSBURG — The third annual Run for the Dream 8K on Saturday drew nearly 2,500 participants — and many more lined the course through Colonial Williamsburg and the campus on William and Mary to cheer on competitors. Tracy Lokken was at...