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  • Colonial Williamsburg runs promotion for Facebook fans

    Colonial Williamsburg runs promotion for Facebook fans
    Colonial Williamsburg will offer free admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to visitors who "like" the Colonial Williamsburg Facebook page.  To get free single-day admission to the museums, visitors must say "I'm a fan," at any...
  • What's coming up?

    What's coming up?
    If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love. Tuesday,...
  • A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle

    A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle
    Gov. Francis Nicholson was nothing if not a man of action. Long before coming to Virginia in 1698, he'd shown his mettle time and time again, fighting Moors in North Africa, English rebels at the battle of Sedgemoor and hostile Indians in New York and...
  • Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

    Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize
    “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by historian Alan Taylor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book, which examines the impact of runaway slaves from Virginia who fled to the British for protection and...
  • In Sabato's class, Jefferson backs McAuliffe on Medicaid

    Long-dead President Thomas Jefferson backed Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Medicaid expansion plans Monday, saying the pursuit of healthiness is equivalent to the pursuit of happiness. Yes, I cringed as I wrote that. No, I couldn't think of a better way to...
  • 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...
  • Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists unearth lost landscape of America's 'most historic avenue' | With Video

    Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists unearth lost landscape of America's 'most historic avenue'  | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    WILLIAMSBURG — President Franklin D. 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....
  • Williamsburg dig unearths new clues on pioneering 1700s black school

    Williamsburg dig unearths new clues on pioneering 1700s black school
      Archaeologists exploring the grounds of a College of William and Mary dormitory where a sprig of a colonial brick footing was found last year have unearthed the remains of two outbuildings believed to be part of a landmark African-American school....
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering free tickets to its Historic Area and art museums to residents of most cities and counties in Hampton Roads.  The free one-day tickets will be available Aug. 8 through Aug. 15 to residents of Williamsburg, James City...
  • Washington College names interim president

    Washington College names interim president
    Washington College in Chestertown has named Jack Griswold, an investment executive, as the interim president of the college, according to a press release issued Monday. Griswold — an emeritus member and former chair of the college's board of...
  • Origins of French-American cuisine explored in Colonial Williamsburg dinner

    Origins of French-American cuisine explored in Colonial Williamsburg dinner
    A history lesson and a great meal are in store if you sign up for “The Founding Fathers of French Cuisine,” a French-inspired culinary evening taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in the Regency Room of the Williamsburg Inn....