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Visit the official fan page of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Share your favorite pictures and fondest memories from the place that brings American history alive.

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The department of Education Outreach is dedicated to bringing the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to new and distant audiences. Through the Electronic Field Trip broadcasts, Virtual Republic, Teacher Institute, off-site teacher development programs, and K-16 curriculum, Education Outreach reaches thousands of teachers and students every year.

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The department of Education Outreach at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is dedicated to informing and expanding citizenship education nationwide. The Idea of America™ curriculum and book The Idea of America: How Values Shaped Our Republic and Hold the Key to Our Future by Dr. Bill White, Royce R. & Kathryn M. Baker Vice President of Productions, Publications, and Learning Ventures, outline our unique framework for viewing American history and civics as a “great debate.”

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The collections of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library focus on the history and culture of colonial British America, the American Revolution, and the early United States. Open to the public.

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Colonial Williamsburg Archaeology excavates and researches 17th- and 18th-century sites in Williamsburg's Historic Area.

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The official photographers for Colonial Williamsburg support the educational mission of the foundation by creating images for books, internet, video productions, magazines and more.

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Home to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

Historic Trades

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Explore the Colonial Williamsburg blacksmith trade as they fashion items from iron and steel.

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The brickyard provides bricks and lime for the continuing preservation and restoration of Colonial Williamsburg.

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Follow Colonial Williamsburg’s Carpenters as they reconstruct buildings using the tools and technologies of pre-industrial Virginia.

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The Coopers produce handmade cooperage using 18th-century tools and techniques.

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The silversmiths create reproduction 18th-century silver items such as hollowware, flatware, and jewelry.

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The wheelwrights in the Deane Shop use 18th-century technology and techniques for transportation.

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Learn about Colonial Williamsburg’s millinery shop and mantua (gown) making where tradeswomen use only 18th-century tools and technology.

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Immerse yourself in the Shoemaker's trade. Explore the background of the ancient craft, and follow the progress of shop projects.

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Discover the tools and techniques of 18th-century wigmaking and learn about colonial barber and wigmaker establishments.



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