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  • Revolutionary impact of the Revolution

     Revolutionary impact of the Revolution
    Nearly 232 years after Washington's momentous victory over the British at Yorktown, it can be hard for modern-day Americans to gauge the immensity of the changes unleashed by the Revolution. The war itself was just one of many ways is which daily life...
  • Arts, crafts and a multicultural parade

    Washington ZooLights Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
  • Early choices spawned slavery in Virginia

    From the beginning, the first Africans who began arriving in Virginia in 1619 faced a harder life than the white indentured servants whose labors they shared.     Singled out by religion and the color of their skin, they were seen very early on as...
  • Hampton Roads' holiday fun snowballs as December draws near

    Hampton Roads' holiday fun snowballs as December draws near
    Once upon a time, Williamsburg's Grand Illumination was the Peninsula's undisputed champion of holiday crowds, pyrotechnics and merry-making. Move over, colonials. Make room for Hollydazzle. The Newport News celebration, happening Nov. 30 at City...
  • City Guide: James City

    America began in the 17th century when John Smith and his globe-trotting troupe of Europeans landed on the shore of the James River in what would become James City County. Still there are the remains of the original English settlement on Jamestown...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • Cultural Living

    Cultural Living
    History is the core of the community. Colonial Williamsburg is America’s premier outdoor history museum, with 88 restored buildings spanning 300 acres. The College of William & Mary is the second oldest university in America and offers plays and...
  • Continuing Education

    Continuing Education
    Thomas Nelson Community College offers all kinds of practical classes for those who want to gain a new skill. The Christopher Wren Association at William & Mary offers a unique program of classes on American history, local history, and the classics of art...
  • Just for Fun

    Just for Fun
    Attractions Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Go Karts Plus, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Berkeley Plantation,  Sherwood Forest Plantation, Shirley Plantation, Williamsburg Winery Shopping Merchants Square, Williamsburg Shopping...
  • Jamestown Settlement

    Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum which explores the world of America’s first permanent English colony. Visitors can see expansive gallery exhibits, get a glimpse into the culture of the Powhatan Indians and board replicas of the three ships...
  • "Historic Icon" in Blacksburg will be restored

    "Historic Icon" in Blacksburg will be restored
    An icon of Blacksburg history will undergo a $3 million restoration project. The Alexander Black House was built in 1897 by a descendant of the Black family. The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation announced Thursday that it's kicking off a $1.5...