| 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...
| 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.
| Jun 9, 2013
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:24 AM
If you've ever felt an old building draw you deep into the past, then you probably know something about the evocative power of the 17th-century church tower at Jamestown.
Part ruin, part relic and part wizened survivor, this impressive pile of bricks...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:37 AM
A new toy store has opened in Colonial Williamsburg.
The William Pitt Store, located on the northwest corner of Duke of Gloucester and Botetourt Streets, is located in a historic building and was formerly known as the Davidson Shop.
| Sep 7, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG— For most of the year, the common mode of transportation along Duke of Gloucester Street is a horse and buggy.
Thursday afternoon, it was the M&M's Toyota Camry of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch that made an appearance in Merchants Square...
| Sep 9, 2013
When America's first permanent English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were far from the first Europeans to set foot on the land they named Virginia.
Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish mariners looking for the fabled...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
John C. Stidman, an artist and pioneer of WMAR-TV who spent 38 years at the city's first television station as a director and producer, died Wednesday of complications from a fall at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. The longtime North...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:05 PM
When the reconstructed Raleigh Tavern opened to the public on Friday, Sept. 16, 1932, it not only represented Colonial Williamsburg's first exhibition building but also a new identity for the old colonial capital and the rest of the surrounding region....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:10 PM
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will present the final event in its 2013 speaker series tomorrow at the Williamsburg Lodge.David Brooks, New York Times columnist and columnist/commentator on PBS NewsHour, will speak about "the current state of...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The Golden Horseshoe Gold Course Grille at Colonial Williamsburg is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
To mark the occasion, executive chef Rhys Lewis has crafted a menu of anniversary specials that will continue through the golf season....