Over at Christianity Today, Dan Silliman reports on the excavation at First Baptist Church, an African-American church founded in 1776 by free and enslaved Blacks in Williamsburg, Virginia. Here is a taste: They dug up broken bits of lamp, the […]
In 1773, a recent graduate of the College of New Jersey at Princeton from the southern New Jersey town of Greenwich went to Virginia to teach the children of a wealthy plantation owner. The tutor was Philip Vickers Fithian. The […]
The Virginia Gazette is running an informative piece on interpreting the African-American experience at Colonial Williamsburg. Here is a taste: Established in 1926, Colonial Williamsburg opened its first public site in 1932. Though African-American interpretation wouldn’t start in earnest as a fleshed […]
Under “Local History”: (Thanks to Princeton Seminar alum Ann Jay Harrison for taking this picture and sending it along).
The Editorial Board of The Virginian-Pilot has something to say about this: A taste: If that core mission is some variation on being a “tourist attraction,” an entity that helps support the local Williamsburg economy, that touts “a preserved Colonial neighborhood […]
Colonial Williamsburg trying to dig out of large financial hole. “A colonial shooting range” is part of the answer? https://t.co/l6AUEViCuq — Jim Grossman (@JimGrossmanAHA) June 30, 2017 Don’t forget the hatchet-throwing site, Jim! Colonial Williamsburg appears to be in trouble. […]
A reader of this blog was looking for Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? in the bookstore at Colonial Williamsburg. He was informed that they were sold out. I guess this is good news.
I think I remember visiting Carter’s Grove when I visited Colonial Williamsburg in the mid-1970s. When I was writing and promoting The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America, I was often asked […]
At yesterday’s New York Times op-ed page James Horn, the vice-president for research and historical interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg and the author of “A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America, chimes in on the Jamestown […]
After witnessing a colonial Williamsburg reenactment depicting a slave telling the story of a vicious whipping, and another slave crying after her children were sold at auction, Andrew O’Hehir describes the famed living history museum as “a covert battleground in […]
Forget about American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The X Factor, and all those other lame talent competitions. Head over to the Colonial Williamsburg website and make your selection for this year’s “Colonial Idol.” Here is a taste: To see […]
Eric Andre has no clue that Colonial Williamsburg has worked hard to bring the slave experience into its programming, but this “crashing” of a Civil War reenactment is funny. HT: Civil War Memory