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African Americans

African Americans and the Restoration of Williamsburg

by Mary Miley Theobald | Colonial Williamsburg Restoration Slideshow | Zoom in on Blueprints of the Wren Building
Summer 2014

Meet Eve

from the Peopling the Past series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images
Winter 2011

Hair's Breadth

Locks could be Keys to Jefferson Mystery

by James Breig | Extra Images
Autumn 2010

Lies My Docent Told Me

Myths persist in history's retelling

by Mary Miley Theobald | Merchant Match-Up Game
Autumn 2010

Fighting... Maybe for Freedom, but probably not

Slaves and free blacks in the Revolutionary War

by Lloyd Dobyns | Video clips | Extra images
Autumn 2007

Slave Conspiracies in Colonial Virginia

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra images
Winter 2005-2006

Finding Slaves in Unexpected Places

Keeping Blacks in Bondage Was Not a Southern Monopoly

by James Breig | Extra images
Winter 2005-2006

"In Mind and Heart" with the Enslaved of Yesteryear

by Will Molineux | African-American interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg Slideshow
Summer 2003

Juba and Djembe: Music Helps Interpret Slavery

by Ed Crews | Music clips | Video clips
Winter 2002-2003

To Live Like a Slave

by Curtia James
Autumn 1993

Animals

Livestock as an Object Lesson: History Education on the Hoof

by Ed Crews | Livestock Slideshow
Spring 2010

Ossabaw Island Pigs

by Ed Crews | Ossabaw Island Pigs Slideshow
Winter 2010

Captured in Watercolors

Elizabethan England's First Glimpses of New World Fauna

| View Magnified images
Winter 2009

Here are Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, Chick

Colonial Williamsburg's Chickens

by Ed Crews | Chickens in Williamsburg Slideshow
Winter 2009

Once Popular and Socially Acceptable: Cockfighting

by Ed Crews | Cockfighting Slideshow
Autumn 2008

Colonial Carriage Rides

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Colonial Carriage Rides Slideshow
Summer 2008

Smart as an Ox

Beasts of Burden: Bright, Gentle, and Strong

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow | Audio Slideshow
Spring 2008

Little Iron Horses

Hard Working Canadians Have Rich Heritage

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Winter 2008

Milking Devons

Picture Perfect Cattle for Colonial Williamsburg

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Holiday 2007

The Bugs that Bugged the Colonists

The weevil wrought evil, but the bee brought sweetness and light

by David Robinson | Photos by Dave Doody | Crossword Puzzle | Extra images
Autumn 2007

Rare Sheep

From Hog Island and Leicester

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Colonial Williamsburg's Rare Sheep
Summer 2007

Equine Equanimity

It Takes a Special Sort of Horse

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Colonial Williamsburg's American Cream Draft Horses
Spring 2007

Personable Pooches

by Graham Hood | Dog Buttons Slideshow
Autumn 2006

Rare Breeds and Other Creatures

by Barbara Brown | Photos by photography by Dave Doody | Animals of the Historic Area Slideshow
Winter 2005-2006

The Eighteenth Century Goes to the Dogs

by James Breig | Canine Quiz
Autumn 2004

The Tale of the Red-winged Blackbird

by Pamela J. Young
Winter 2001-2002

Archaeology

Uncovered History

The National Historic Preservation Act

by Gil Klein
Autumn 2014

Architecture, Archaeology, and the Revolution in Williamsburg

by Edward A. Chappell | Colonial Williamsburg Architectural Drawings Slideshow
Summer 2014

Dead Men Do Tell Tales

by Gil Klein | Zoom in on 17th-Century Remains
Winter 2013

James Fort, Lost and Found

by William Kelso | Zoom in on Preservation Virginia's slate image | Extra Images
Summer 2011

Henricus

A New and Improved Jamestown

by Mary Miley Theobald | Henricus Slideshow
Winter 2004-2005

Jamestown Revisited

by Ivor Noël Hume | View pages from Harper's Weekly
Spring 2004

Peering into Rings of Grain

Dendrochronology comes of age, shedding new light on the shape of old America

by Mike Olmert
Spring 2002

Dendrochronology in Context

Williamsburg's Everard House

by Ed Chappell
Spring 2002

Architecture

Art

Ingenious and Inimitable, Artist William Hogarth Chided Authority, Ridiculed Pomposity, Mocked Religion, Pointed Out Misbehavior, and Invented the Satirical Comic Strip

by James Breig | Zoom in on Political Cartoons by William Hogarth
Winter 2014

What's Wrong With This Picture?

"Congress at the Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4 1776."

by Gil Klein | Explore the Painting | Zoom in on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Winter 2011

America the Scenic

by Graham Hood
Spring 2009

Captured in Watercolors

Elizabethan England's First Glimpses of New World Fauna

| View Magnified images
Winter 2009

Christmas in Prints

by Michael Olmert | Crossword Puzzle
Autumn 2008

Stuff and Nonsense

Myths That Should by Now Be History

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody | Crossword Puzzle
Winter 2008

Beyond Applause

Photo Essay

by Abigail Schumann | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Holiday 2007

Presidential Portraits

"Stuart is all the rage, he is almost worked to death...."

by Ellen G. Miles | Zoom in on the presidential portraits
Spring 2007

Halting Time through the Illusion of Portraiture

by Barbara Luck | Photos by Hans Lorenz | Extra images
Summer 2005

Taking the Measure of Washington... Once More

by Mike Lombardi | Take Care of Your Teeth | Extra images
Summer 2005

The Satirical Eye

Social Cartoons

| More social cartoons
Winter 2003-2004

Rediscovering an American Icon

Houdon's Washington

by Tracy L. Kamerer and Scott W. Nolley | View details and images of Houdon's statue.
Autumn 2003

"Easy, Erect and Noble"

by Graham Hood
Summer 2002

The Freshest Advices

Conservators Discover Unknown Williamsburg Artist


Winter 2001-2002

The Tale of the Red-winged Blackbird

by Pamela J. Young
Winter 2001-2002

Portrait of an Artisan

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.
Spring 2001

Children

This Helpless Human Tide

Bastards, Abandoned Babes, and Orphans

by Michael Olmert
Autumn 2014

Betokening Christmas

by captions by Jan Gilliam | Photos by Tom Green | Folk Art Slideshow
Holiday 2005

Halting Time through the Illusion of Portraiture

by Barbara Luck | Photos by Hans Lorenz | Extra images
Summer 2005

Timberheads and Talking Stools

Puppets Pulled the Strings of Eighteenth-Century Audiences

by James Breig | Puppetry Slideshow
Spring 2005

Babies, Balls, and Bull Roarers

Christmastime or Anytime, Kids Still Enjoy the Toys and Games Their Forebears Loved

by David Robinson | The Joys of Toys Slideshow
Holiday 2004

The Joys of Toys

by Photos by Tom Green
Autumn 2002

Crime

Upon Paine of Death

The Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall

by Ivor Noël Hume | Sidebar: Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall | Extra Images
Summer 2011

Cruel and Unusual

Prisons and Prison Reform

by Jack Lynch | Prison Reform Slideshow
Summer 2011

The Many Faces of Willie Balderson

A Photo Essay

| Willie Balderson Slideshow | Willie Balderson Animation
Winter 2010

Captain Smith Departs

The Question Still Remains: Hero or Betrayer?

by Andrew G. Gardner | Photos by Dave Doody | Trace Captain Smith's route | Extra Images
Autumn 2009

All That is Substantial and Beneficial in a Trial By Jury

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Spring 2008

The Golden Age of Counterfeiting

Cashing in on Colonial Currency

by Jack Lynch | Sidebar: A Counterfeiting Silversmith | Counterfeiting slideshow
Summer 2007

"The Monstrous Absurdity"

The Gunpowder Theft Examined

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra images
Summer 2006

A Man of Firmness

Justice John Blair and the Letter of the Law

by Jack Lynch | Extra images
Spring 2006

Of Sharpers, Mumpers, and Fourberies

Some Early American Impostors and Rogues

by Jack Lynch | Pickpockets Slideshow
Spring 2005

Lusty Beggars, Dissolute Women, Sorners, Gypsies, and Vagabonds for Virginia

by Bruce P. Lenman | Scottish Slaves Slideshow
Spring 2005

Bilboes, Brands, and Branks

Colonial crime and punishment

by James A. Cox | Colonial Punishments Slideshow
Spring 2003

A Patriot, a Traitor, and a Bill of Attainder

by Jack Lynch | Photos by Dave Doody
Spring 2002

Williamsburg and the Demimonde

Disorderly Houses, the Blue Bell, and Certain Hints of Harlotry

by Harold B. Gill Jr.
Autumn 2001

Richman, Poorman, Beggarman, Thief:

Down but Not Out in Colonial Virginia

by Marth W. McCarthy
Autumn 2000

When Blackbeard Scourged the Seas

by George Humphrey Yetter
Autumn 1992

CW Today

Complex Reconstruction: Armoury

by Edward A. Chappell | Anderson Armoury Reconstruction Blog | Anderson Armoury Webcam
Summer 2012

A Magnificent Hostelry Marks Its Seventy-fifth Anniversary

by Mary Miley Theobald
Summer 2012

Reflections on Reenacting

Seeking an Authentic Past in a Specious Present

by D. A. Saguto | Slideshow
Winter 2011

Celebrating the Colonial Williamsburg journal's 30th Anniversary

Autumn 1978 - Autumn 2008

by Mark Jacobs
Autumn 2008

Asynchronous (Adjective: Not coinciding in time)

Eighteenth-Century Clothes for a Twenty-First-Century Pose

| Asynchronous Fashion Photography Zoomable Slideshow
Holiday 2006

Tools for the Times

Modern Shop Reproduces Antique Implements

by Ed Crews | Photos by Tom Green | Toolmaker Slideshow
Holiday 2006

Revolutionary City

A Colonial Adventure

by Lloyd Dobyns | Photos by Dave Doody | Revolutionary City Slideshow
Autumn 2006

Colonial Williamsburg

An Artifact of Popular Culture

by Christopher Geist | Notable Williamsburg Visitors Slideshow
Summer 2006

The History of Historic Trades

by James M. Gaynor | An overview of current trades items | Historic Trades Slideshow
Winter 2004-2005

The New Architecture of Merchants Square

by Edward Chappell | Photos by Barbara Lombardi | Extra images
Summer 2004

Remastering a Masterwork

Restoration of The Patriot

by Richard L. McCluney | Succinct Script Yields Memorable Quotes | Flash interactive: See how the color layers of the film interact with each other
Summer 2004

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly

| Photos by courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Spring 2004

Williamsburg in Winter

by Photos by Barbara Lombardi | Additional photography by Barbara Lombardi
Autumn 2003

Merchants Square Meets Quinlan Terry

by Edward Chappell | View details and images of the transformations of Merchant Square.
Autumn 2003

Points in Time

Photographs from a Williamsburg Collection

| "Snapshots from a Williamsburg Collection" Slideshow
Summer 2003

The Past That Never Dies

by Mary Miley Theobald
Summer 2002

When Tut Went Phut; or, The Day Mr. Junior Changed His Mind

by Ivor Noël Hume
Spring 2002

The Freshest Advices

Conservators Discover Unknown Williamsburg Artist


Winter 2001-2002

Junior Interpreters Enliven Historic Area

by Ed Crews
Winter 2001-2002

Every Man a King

The VIPs Visit Colonial Williamsburg

by Mary Miley Theobald
Autumn 2001

Speaking of the Past: the Words of Colonial Williamsburg

by James Breig
Summer 2001

Excellence and Integration

An Interview with Colin Campbell


Summer 2000

Daily Life

Coping with Cold

by David Robinson | A Williamsburg Winter Slideshow
Winter 2009

Here are Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, Chick

Colonial Williamsburg's Chickens

by Ed Crews | Chickens in Williamsburg Slideshow
Winter 2009

Company for Christmas

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Craig McDougal & Tom Green | View Magnified Images
Autumn 2008

Stuff and Nonsense

Myths That Should by Now Be History

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody | Crossword Puzzle
Winter 2008

Courtship, Sex, and the Single Colonist

by Andrew G. Gardner | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Holiday 2007

The Bugs that Bugged the Colonists

The weevil wrought evil, but the bee brought sweetness and light

by David Robinson | Photos by Dave Doody | Crossword Puzzle | Extra images
Autumn 2007

The Works at Falling Creek

"No fitter places of Mines, Wood and Water for Iron"

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Autumn 2007

Wills Simple and Elaborate

Bequests, Gifts, and Legacies

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | View the wills close-up
Summer 2007

Once Around the Colonial Seasons

by Anthoni Aveni | "To the handsomest young Country Maid" | Extra images
Holiday 2006

Colonial Williamsburg

An Artifact of Popular Culture

by Christopher Geist | Notable Williamsburg Visitors Slideshow
Summer 2006

Christmas Earnest & Christmas Game

At heart, Christmas was an oxymoron: serious and silly. Holy day as well as holiday. And sometimes violently.

by Michael Olmert | Colonial Games
Holiday 2005

A Christmas Essay

Christmas is a'coming, The goose is getting fat, Please put a penny in the old man's hat

by Ivor Noël Hume | Extra images
Holiday 2005

Felled on the Field of Honor

The Seditious Patriot: Mr. John Daly Burk

by Jack Lynch | The Burk Duel
Autumn 2005

Work, Work, and More Work

Middling Planters Took Hard Road to Wealth, Respectability in Colonial Virginia

by Ed Crews | Photos by Lael White | Agriculture Slideshow
Spring 2005

Alas, Poor ...Who?

Or, Melancholy Moments in Colonial and Later Virginia

by Ivor Noël Hume | The funeral of Governor Botetourt Slideshow
Spring 2005

Lusty Beggars, Dissolute Women, Sorners, Gypsies, and Vagabonds for Virginia

by Bruce P. Lenman | Scottish Slaves Slideshow
Spring 2005

Williamsburg's Long Christmas

Historically, two threads run through Christmas celebrations: piety and pleasure

by Michael Olmert | Photos by Dave Doody | Recipe for a Twelfth Night Cake | Extra images
Holiday 2004

The Satirical Eye

Social Cartoons

| More social cartoons
Winter 2003-2004

Hunting for a Little Ladle

Tobacco Pipes

by Ivor Noël Hume
Winter 2003-2004

Colonial Dress Codes

by Linda Baumgarten | View details and images of eighteenth-century dress.
Winter 2003-2004

Out, "Damn'd Proverbs"

by James Breig | Interactive Game: How well do you know your 18th-century proverbs?
Winter 2002-2003

Necessary and Sufficient

by Michael Olmert
Autumn 2002

Taking the Cure

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.
Summer 2002

Cursing the Darkness

by Brett Charbeneau
Spring 2001

To Bathe or Not to Bathe:

Coming Clean in Colonial America

by Edwards Park
Autumn 2000

Richman, Poorman, Beggarman, Thief:

Down but Not Out in Colonial Virginia

by Marth W. McCarthy
Autumn 2000

Wit, Mirth & Spleen

"A method to cure a Cold"


Summer 2000

Christmas in Colonial Virginia

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.
Autumn 1999

When Blackbeard Scourged the Seas

by George Humphrey Yetter
Autumn 1992

Democracy

"The Greatest Practical Approach to Exactness."

The Problem of Apportionment and Washington's First Veto

by Jack Lynch | Extra Images
Autumn 2009

Deism

One Nation Under A Clockwork God?

by James Breig | Deism Word Search
Spring 2009

An Accidental Republic?

by Jack Lynch | Zoom in on the U.S. Constitution
Summer 2008

All That is Substantial and Beneficial in a Trial By Jury

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Spring 2008

"One of the most intriguing might-have-beens in American History"

Jefferson's Tardy Constitution

by Jack Lynch | Zoom in on Jefferson's written Constitution
Spring 2007

Voting in Early America

by Ed Crews | Voting screensaver
Spring 2007

"The Model of an American Whig"

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.
Autumn 2002

Thomas Jefferson, Son of Virginia

by Dennis Montgomery
Spring 1993

Death

Upon Paine of Death

The Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall

by Ivor Noël Hume | Sidebar: Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall | Extra Images
Summer 2011

Stuff and Nonsense

Myths That Should by Now Be History

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody | Crossword Puzzle
Winter 2008

Wills Simple and Elaborate

Bequests, Gifts, and Legacies

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | View the wills close-up
Summer 2007

Alas, Poor ...Who?

Or, Melancholy Moments in Colonial and Later Virginia

by Ivor Noël Hume | The funeral of Governor Botetourt Slideshow
Spring 2005

Monuments to Our Mortality

by Photo Essay by Dave Doody
Winter 2001-2002

The Life and Literature of Nathaniel Beverley Tucker

by Robert Doares Jr.
Autumn 2001

Education

Peopling the Past: Meet Ann Wager

by Ed Crews
Summer 2013

Phi Beta Kappa

by Michael J. Lombardi
Winter 2012

Dear Eighteenth Century

Letter from the past, delivered in the present

by James Breig | Sidebar: In Love With Letters | Zoom in on a Letter from Thomas Jefferson
Winter 2011

Every Man Able to Read

Literacy in Early America

by Jack Lynch | Sidebar: Most Virginians Were Literate | Colonial Literacy
Winter 2011

Events

Historic Citizenship Ceremonies

by Gil Klein
Spring2013

The Indian War

by Andrew G. Gardner | Indian War Slideshow
Spring 2010

Exploration

Why Virginia Was Not Spanish

by Anthony Aveni | Zoom in the Age of Exploration
Spring2013

James Fort, Lost and Found

by William Kelso | Zoom in on Preservation Virginia's slate image | Extra Images
Summer 2011

The Many Faces of Willie Balderson

A Photo Essay

| Willie Balderson Slideshow | Willie Balderson Animation
Winter 2010

Captain Smith Departs

The Question Still Remains: Hero or Betrayer?

by Andrew G. Gardner | Photos by Dave Doody | Trace Captain Smith's route | Extra Images
Autumn 2009

To Boldly Go

Captain James Cook and the Search for the Northwest Passage

by Andrew G. Gardner | Sidebar: Finding One's Way
Winter 2009

Northwest Passage

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | Video clips
Winter 2008

"Things which seame incredible"

Cannibalism in Early Jamestown

by Mark Nicholls | Sidebar: "Such a dish as powdered wife I never heard of" | Download Percy's A Trewe Relacyon
Extra images
Winter 2007

Degrees of Latitude

by Margaret Pritchard
Summer 2002

Virginia's Very Own Navy

by Edwards Park
Spring 2002

A River Worth Fighting For

by Dennis Montgomery
Autumn 1994

Old Muddy James and the Flow of History

by Dennis Montgomery
Autumn 1992

Food

Thomas Jefferson: Culinary Revolutionary

by Ed Crews | Extra Images
Summer 2013

A Cup of Hot Chocolate, S'good for What Ails Ya

by Mary Miley Theobald | Sidebar: Top Chocolate Destination | Extra Images
Coffee and Chocolate Pots Slideshow
Winter 2012

Some Cold, Hard Historical Facts about Good Old Ice Cream

by Mary Miley Theobald | Ice Cream Slideshow | Ice Cream Podcast
Ice Cream Video
Spring 2010

Some Pumpkins!

Halloween and Pumpkins in Colonial America

by Mary Miley Theobald | Pumpkin Carving Patterns | Pumpkin Gnocci Recipe Card
Autumn 2009

When Whiskey Was the King of Drink

by Mark Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody & Tom Green | Extra images
Summer 2008

Rattle-Skull, Stonewall, Bogus, Blackstrap, Bombo, Mimbo, Whistle Belly, Syllabub, Sling, Toddy, and Flip

Drinking in Colonial America

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Holiday 2007

Kitchens

Places Apart

by Michael Olmert | Extra images
Summer 2007

"We are starved"

by Ivor Noël Hume | Extra images
Winter 2007

"Things which seame incredible"

Cannibalism in Early Jamestown

by Mark Nicholls | Sidebar: "Such a dish as powdered wife I never heard of" | Download Percy's A Trewe Relacyon
Extra images
Winter 2007

Bogged Down in Cranberries

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra images | Cranberry Recipes
Holiday 2006

"A Much More Respectable Bird... a Bird of Courage"

A Short History of the Turkey

by Andrew G. Gardner | Turkey Slideshow | Turkey Recipes
Holiday 2006

Dessert Pyramids

A Feast for the Eyes and the Palate

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody | A Feast for the Eyes
Holiday 2005

Work, Work, and More Work

Middling Planters Took Hard Road to Wealth, Respectability in Colonial Virginia

by Ed Crews | Photos by Lael White | Agriculture Slideshow
Spring 2005

Smokehouses

Foursquare and Stolid, These Buildings Were a Hardworking Adornment to the Colonial Backyard

by Michael Olmert | The Smokehouse
Winter 2004-2005

Colonial Foodways

by Ed Crews | Colonial Foodways Slideshow
Autumn 2004

No Wine before It's Time

by Charles M. Holloway
Summer 2002

Coffeehouses

Free, yes, from debauchery and vice, but hotbeds of sedition.


Spring 2001

Sampling 18th-Century Fare at Shields Tavern

by Mary Miley Theobald
Winter 1992-1993

Historic Documents

Staying Connected before the Age of the Silicon Chip

The Printing Office

by Susan Berg | Zoom in on printed documents
Autumn 2011

Dear Eighteenth Century

Letter from the past, delivered in the present

by James Breig | Sidebar: In Love With Letters | Zoom in on a Letter from Thomas Jefferson
Winter 2011

Every Man Able to Read

Literacy in Early America

by Jack Lynch | Sidebar: Most Virginians Were Literate | Colonial Literacy
Winter 2011

Out, "Damn'd Proverbs"

by James Breig | Interactive Game: How well do you know your 18th-century proverbs?
Winter 2002-2003

Holidays

A Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Under the Tree

A Photo Essay

| Christmas Slideshow
Autumn 2009

Some Pumpkins!

Halloween and Pumpkins in Colonial America

by Mary Miley Theobald | Pumpkin Carving Patterns | Pumpkin Gnocci Recipe Card
Autumn 2009

Christmas Frolick

And Sing and Tell Stories Together

| Christmas Frolick Word Search
Autumn 2009

Colonial Williamsburg Fourth of July

by J. Hunter Barbour | Fourth of July Slideshow
Spring 2009

With Boughs of Holly

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody | Image Comparison Feature
Autumn 2008

Company for Christmas

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Craig McDougal & Tom Green | View Magnified Images
Autumn 2008

Christmas in Prints

by Michael Olmert | Crossword Puzzle
Autumn 2008

In "the country wherein it hath pleased the divine providence to appoint our lot,"

Early American Jews Found Freedom to Celebrate Autumn's High Holy Days

by Robert Doares | Extra images
Holiday 2007

Once Around the Colonial Seasons

by Anthoni Aveni | "To the handsomest young Country Maid" | Extra images
Holiday 2006

Wassailing through History

by Robert Doares | Extra images | Wassail Recipe
Holiday 2006

Betokening Christmas

by captions by Jan Gilliam | Photos by Tom Green | Folk Art Slideshow
Holiday 2005

Dessert Pyramids

A Feast for the Eyes and the Palate

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody | A Feast for the Eyes
Holiday 2005

Christmas Earnest & Christmas Game

At heart, Christmas was an oxymoron: serious and silly. Holy day as well as holiday. And sometimes violently.

by Michael Olmert | Colonial Games
Holiday 2005

Christmas Trees, the Confederacy, and Colonial Williamsburg

by Harold B. Gill Jr. | Extra images
Holiday 2005

Wreaths, Garlands, Ropes, and Fruit

| Photos by Barbara Lombardi | Wreaths, Garlands, Ropes & Fruit Slideshow
Holiday 2005

A Christmas Essay

Christmas is a'coming, The goose is getting fat, Please put a penny in the old man's hat

by Ivor Noël Hume | Extra images
Holiday 2005

The Grandest Illumination

by Graham Hood | Extra images
Winter 2004-2005

Captain John Smith's Christmas

by Dennis Montgomery | Trace Smith's likely 1607 and 1608 Christmastime routes.
Holiday 2004

Christmas Music in Colonial Days

by John Turner | Photos by Dave Doody | Sample some holiday music | Extra images
Holiday 2004

The Community Christmas Tree in America's Hometown

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Holiday 2004

Williamsburg's Long Christmas

Historically, two threads run through Christmas celebrations: piety and pleasure

by Michael Olmert | Photos by Dave Doody | Recipe for a Twelfth Night Cake | Extra images
Holiday 2004

Grand Illumination

by Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Holiday 2004

Christmas in Colonial Virginia

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.
Autumn 1999

Apples, Putlog Holes, and Provost Marshals

by Jim Bradley
Autumn 1999

Christmas: Williamsburg Style

by Libbey Oliver and Mary Miley Theobald
Autumn 1999

Deck the Doors

by Libbey Oliver and Mary Miley Theobald
Winter 1996-1997

Jamestown

James Fort, Lost and Found

by William Kelso | Zoom in on Preservation Virginia's slate image | Extra Images
Summer 2011

Upon Paine of Death

The Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall

by Ivor Noël Hume | Sidebar: Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall | Extra Images
Summer 2011

In Praise or Damning Caricature

An Early Seventeenth-Century Identification Badge

by Bly Straube | Extra Images
Winter 2010

Captain Smith Departs

The Question Still Remains: Hero or Betrayer?

by Andrew G. Gardner | Photos by Dave Doody | Trace Captain Smith's route | Extra Images
Autumn 2009

Anniversaries and the Origin of History

A Jamestown 400th Anniversary Story

by Michael Olmert | The Queen's 1957 visit to Jamestown slideshow | The Queen's 1957 visit to Jamestown slideshow with zoom feature
The Queen's 1957 visit to Jamestown movie
Spring 2007

Historical Rivalry

Virginia's Jamestown was the continent's first permanent English settlement. So how is that Massachusetts's Plymouth has precedence in the minds of so many Americans?

by James Axtell | Extra images
Winter 2007

"We are starved"

by Ivor Noël Hume | Extra images
Winter 2007

"Things which seame incredible"

Cannibalism in Early Jamestown

by Mark Nicholls | Sidebar: "Such a dish as powdered wife I never heard of" | Download Percy's A Trewe Relacyon
Extra images
Winter 2007

Henricus

A New and Improved Jamestown

by Mary Miley Theobald | Henricus Slideshow
Winter 2004-2005

Jamestown Revisited

by Ivor Noël Hume | View pages from Harper's Weekly
Spring 2004

Military

The Newburgh Incident

George Washington Stops a Mutiny

by Ed Crews
Autumn 2014

He Revisits the Home Won by His Valor

by Alexander Chesterfield | Extra Images
Spring2013

The War

The Battle of Williamsburg in 1862

by Alexander Chesterfield | Sidebar: The Betrayal of Captain Bolling | Zoom in on the Battle of Williamsburg
Extra Images
Summer 2011

The Indian War

by Andrew G. Gardner | Indian War Slideshow
Spring 2010

Battle Tactics

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Winter 2008

Fighting... Maybe for Freedom, but probably not

Slaves and free blacks in the Revolutionary War

by Lloyd Dobyns | Video clips | Extra images
Autumn 2007

"Throw down your arms, ye villains, ye Rebels, Disperse!"

by Dennis Montgomery | Fields of Fire - Four Views of the Fatal Day
Summer 2006

Captain Jack Jouett's Ride to the Rescue

Did Virginia's Paul Revere Spare Thomas Jefferson the Acquaintance of a British Hangman?

by Ed Crews | Extra images
Summer 2006

A Common American Soldier

by Christopher Geist | Extra images
Autumn 2004

Spies and Scouts, Secret Writing, and Sympathetic Citizens

by Ed Crews | Learn to decipher the CUPID code. | View video excerpts from our Electronic Field Trip: In the General's Secret Service
Summer 2004

Enduring Images of War

by J. Hunter Barbour | Photos by Tom Green | Medals from the Lasser Collection Slideshow
Winter 2002-2003

Virginia's Very Own Navy

by Edwards Park
Spring 2002

"We bow our heads to Yankee despotism"

by Carson Hudson
Summer 2000

A River Worth Fighting For

by Dennis Montgomery
Autumn 1994

Museums

New Life for the The Carolina Room

by Robert Doares | Carolina Room Slideshow
Summer 2008

Time for the Royals

Tompion's Clock

by Graham Hood | Photos by Hans Lorenz | Zoom in for a closer look at Tompion's Clock
Summer 2004

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly

| Photos by courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Spring 2004

State, Dignity, Authority

Four Williamsburg Chairs Are Distinctive Expressions of Colonial Sophistication and Culture

by Graham Hood
Spring 2003

"The Best Is Not Too Good For You"

Colonial Williamsburg Celebrates Seventy-Five Years of Collecting at New York's Forty-Seventh Winter Antiques Show

by Sophia Hart
Winter 2000-2001

Music

The Spirit-stirring Drum, the Ear-piercing Fife

A Photo Essay

| Fifes and Drums Slideshow
Winter 2004-2005

Christmas Music in Colonial Days

by John Turner | Photos by Dave Doody | Sample some holiday music | Extra images
Holiday 2004

Tavern Music

by Ed Crews | Sound clip of tavern song | Video of tavern revelry
Winter 2003-2004

Juba and Djembe: Music Helps Interpret Slavery

by Ed Crews | Music clips | Video clips
Winter 2002-2003

Peter Redstone Builds a Barton Portable

"You really can fall in love with the sound of harpsichord"


Spring 2002

Native Americans

We Are Not Going To Go Away

Virginia's Pamunkey Indians Greeted the Jamestown Settlers, but They Are Still Waiting for National Recognition

by Andrew G. Gardner
Spring2013

The Indian War

by Andrew G. Gardner | Indian War Slideshow
Spring 2010

In Praise or Damning Caricature

An Early Seventeenth-Century Identification Badge

by Bly Straube | Extra Images
Winter 2010

The Indian Origins of Lacrosse

by Anthony Aveni | Lacrosse Word Search
Winter 2010

Indian Policies in Early America

by Jack Lynch
Spring 2009

Native Numerals

Among American Indians, Numbers Counted for More than Math

by Anthony F. Aveni | Extra images
Autumn 2007

"Things which seame incredible"

Cannibalism in Early Jamestown

by Mark Nicholls | Sidebar: "Such a dish as powdered wife I never heard of" | Download Percy's A Trewe Relacyon
Extra images
Winter 2007

The Tyme Appointed

by Mary Miley Theobald | Learn about Captain John Smith's capture and rescue through his 1624 illustration.
Autumn 2005

How was "The Tyme Appointed"?

by Anthony Aveni | Extra images
Autumn 2005

Old Muddy James and the Flow of History

by Dennis Montgomery
Autumn 1992

People

Peopling the Past Series: Meet William Hunter

by Ed Crews
Summer 2014

President's Message

A Time for Transition

by Colin G. Campbell
Spring 2014

The Mind of Miss Mary Johnston

by Ivor Noel Hume
Spring 2014

Peopling the Past Series: Meet Thomas Jefferson

by Ed Crews
Spring 2014

President's Message

Vision and Generosity

by Colin G. Campbell
Winter 2014

Peopling the Past Series: Meet Patrick Henry

by Ed Crews
Winter 2014

Peopling the Past: Meet Ann Wager

by Ed Crews
Summer 2013

Physical, Intellectual, Biographical:

Our Ideas of Privacy and Their Evolution

by Cathy Hellier | Zoom in on Benjamin Waller's Letter | Extra Images
Winter 2013

How Did Washington Make His Millions?

by Andrew G. Gardner | Zoom in on Washington's Wealth
Winter 2013

Murder by Namesake:

The Poisoning of the Eminent George Wythe

by Mary Miley Theobald | Zoom in on Wythe Court Records | Extra Images
Winter 2013

Dead Men Do Tell Tales

by Gil Klein | Zoom in on 17th-Century Remains
Winter 2013

Meet George Wythe

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images
Winter 2013

Meet Gowan Pamphlet

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images
Autumn 2012

George Washington and the Evolution of the American Commander in Chief

by Christopher Geist | Zoom in on Prints from the Library of Congress
Summer 2012

Meet Betsy and Edmund

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images
Summer 2012

Meet Betty Randolph

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images
Winter 2012

The Man Who Said No

by Rosanne Thaiss Butler
Autumn 2011

Dear Eighteenth Century

Letter from the past, delivered in the present

by James Breig | Sidebar: In Love With Letters | Zoom in on a Letter from Thomas Jefferson
Winter 2011

The Indian War

by Andrew G. Gardner | Indian War Slideshow
Spring 2010

"His Integrity Inflexible, and His Justice Exact"

George Wythe Teaches America the Law

by Jack Lynch | Extra Images | Zoomable Will
Spring 2010

Monticello Was among the Prizes in a Lottery for a Ruined Jefferson's Relief

by Gaye Wilson | Extra Images
Winter 2010

"The Greatest Practical Approach to Exactness."

The Problem of Apportionment and Washington's First Veto

by Jack Lynch | Extra Images
Autumn 2009

Captain Smith Departs

The Question Still Remains: Hero or Betrayer?

by Andrew G. Gardner | Photos by Dave Doody | Trace Captain Smith's route | Extra Images
Autumn 2009

To Boldly Go

Captain James Cook and the Search for the Northwest Passage

by Andrew G. Gardner | Sidebar: Finding One's Way
Winter 2009

The Truth About Betsy Ross

by Ed Crews | Take the Betsy Ross Challenge
Summer 2008

Northwest Passage

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | Video clips
Winter 2008

The Works at Falling Creek

"No fitter places of Mines, Wood and Water for Iron"

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Autumn 2007

Presidential Portraits

"Stuart is all the rage, he is almost worked to death...."

by Ellen G. Miles | Zoom in on the presidential portraits
Spring 2007

The Alien and Sedition Acts

by Jack Lynch | Extra images
Winter 2007

Captain Jack Jouett's Ride to the Rescue

Did Virginia's Paul Revere Spare Thomas Jefferson the Acquaintance of a British Hangman?

by Ed Crews | Extra images
Summer 2006

A Man of Firmness

Justice John Blair and the Letter of the Law

by Jack Lynch | Extra images
Spring 2006

The Tyme Appointed

by Mary Miley Theobald | Learn about Captain John Smith's capture and rescue through his 1624 illustration.
Autumn 2005

The Restoration of James Madison's Montpelier

by Edward A. Chappell | Montpelier Slideshow
Spring 2005

Captain John Smith's Christmas

by Dennis Montgomery | Trace Smith's likely 1607 and 1608 Christmastime routes.
Holiday 2004

About Faces

by Photos by Tom Green; Art Direction Abigail Schumann | About Faces Slideshow
Autumn 2004

"An honest, upright, and industrious man, a kind and obliging neighbor, and a good citizen"

by J. Hunter Barbour | Extra images
Autumn 2004

Unwelcome in Williamsburg

The Saga of Merchant Daniel Fisher

by Robert Doares
Summer 2004

Rediscovering an American Icon

Houdon's Washington

by Tracy L. Kamerer and Scott W. Nolley | View details and images of Houdon's statue.
Autumn 2003

The Governour's Lady

Mistresses of the Palace

by Mary Miley Theobald
Spring 2003

"Easy, Erect and Noble"

by Graham Hood
Summer 2002

Photo Gallery: A Cast of Colonial Characters

by Photos by Dave Doody
Spring 2002

The Upstart, the Speaker, the Scandals, and Scotchtown

by Alan Pell Crawford
Winter 2001-2002

Every Man a King

The VIPs Visit Colonial Williamsburg

by Mary Miley Theobald
Autumn 2001

The Life and Literature of Nathaniel Beverley Tucker

by Robert Doares Jr.
Autumn 2001

"Treason is but trusted like the fox" - Shakespeare

Whatever Happened to Benedict Arnold?

by Mary Theobald
Summer 2001

Speaking of the Past: the Words of Colonial Williamsburg

by James Breig
Summer 2001

Captain John Smith

by Dennis Montgomery
Spring 1994

Places

James Fort, Lost and Found

by William Kelso | Zoom in on Preservation Virginia's slate image | Extra Images
Summer 2011

Monticello Was among the Prizes in a Lottery for a Ruined Jefferson's Relief

by Gaye Wilson | Extra Images
Winter 2010

Williamsburg Again Has an R. Charlton's Coffeehouse

A place to consider the roles of refreshment, debate, and ideas on the cusp of revolution

by Michael Olmert | Sidebar: Exploring the Coffeehouse | Coffeehouse Screensaver
Winter 2010

Laundries

Largest Buildings in the Eighteenth Century Backyard

by Michael Olmert | Laundries Slideshow
Autumn 2009

Offices

A late eighteenth-century development, the office outbuilding drew a line between family and commerce

by Michael Olmert | Offices Slideshow
Spring 2009

Northwest Passage

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | Video clips
Winter 2008

The Works at Falling Creek

"No fitter places of Mines, Wood and Water for Iron"

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Autumn 2007

Kitchens

Places Apart

by Michael Olmert | Extra images
Summer 2007

Historical Rivalry

Virginia's Jamestown was the continent's first permanent English settlement. So how is that Massachusetts's Plymouth has precedence in the minds of so many Americans?

by James Axtell | Extra images
Winter 2007

Cool, Calm, Clean

Dairies were the most elaborate of outbuildings, and the cleanest

by Michael Olmert | The Dairy Slideshow
Winter 2005-2006

Framing Williamsburg's Doors

by Photos by Barbara Lombardi | The Doors of Williamsburg
Autumn 2005

The Restoration of James Madison's Montpelier

by Edward A. Chappell | Montpelier Slideshow
Spring 2005

Smokehouses

Foursquare and Stolid, These Buildings Were a Hardworking Adornment to the Colonial Backyard

by Michael Olmert | The Smokehouse
Winter 2004-2005

Henricus

A New and Improved Jamestown

by Mary Miley Theobald | Henricus Slideshow
Winter 2004-2005

The Architect of Colonial Williamsburg

William Graves Perry

by Will Molineaux | Extra images
Autumn 2004

The New Look of Old Wetherburn's

by Mary Miley Theobald
Winter 2002-2003

"Our little colonial house"

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Bassett Hall

by Mary Miley Theobald
Autumn 2002

Necessary and Sufficient

by Michael Olmert
Autumn 2002

Dendrochronology in Context

Williamsburg's Everard House

by Ed Chappell
Spring 2002

Hexagons in Williamsburg

by Michael Olmert
Summer 2001

Palace Days

Recollections of Dismantling the Most Beautiful Rooms in America

by Graham Hood
Winter 2000-2001

Politics

Complex Reconstruction: Armoury

by Edward A. Chappell | Anderson Armoury Reconstruction Blog | Anderson Armoury Webcam
Summer 2012

Trouble Brewing... Rally, Mohawks!

The Boston Tea Party

by Ivor Noël Hume
Autumn 2011

Meet Alexander Purdie

from the Peopling the Past series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images
Autumn 2011

Indian Policies in Early America

by Jack Lynch
Spring 2009

Debating the Bill of Rights

"What No Government Should Refuse, or Rest on Inference"

by Jack Lynch | View Magnified Image
Winter 2009

Voting in Early America

by Ed Crews | Voting screensaver
Spring 2007

Presidential Portraits

"Stuart is all the rage, he is almost worked to death...."

by Ellen G. Miles | Zoom in on the presidential portraits
Spring 2007

The Alien and Sedition Acts

by Jack Lynch | Extra images
Winter 2007

Lord Mayor Wilkes

Liberty & No. 45

by Jack Lynch
Summer 2003

The Speech: It May Not Be the One That Patrick Henry So Famously Made

by Jim Cox
Winter 2002-2003

"The Model of an American Whig"

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.
Autumn 2002

Coffeehouses

Free, yes, from debauchery and vice, but hotbeds of sedition.


Spring 2001

Religion

Meet Gowan Pamphlet

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images
Autumn 2012

Cruel and Unusual

Prisons and Prison Reform

by Jack Lynch | Prison Reform Slideshow
Summer 2011

Deism

One Nation Under A Clockwork God?

by James Breig | Deism Word Search
Spring 2009

In "the country wherein it hath pleased the divine providence to appoint our lot,"

Early American Jews Found Freedom to Celebrate Autumn's High Holy Days

by Robert Doares | Extra images
Holiday 2007

Christmas Trees, the Confederacy, and Colonial Williamsburg

by Harold B. Gill Jr. | Extra images
Holiday 2005

Williamsburg's Long Christmas

Historically, two threads run through Christmas celebrations: piety and pleasure

by Michael Olmert | Photos by Dave Doody | Recipe for a Twelfth Night Cake | Extra images
Holiday 2004

Restoration

African Americans and the Restoration of Williamsburg

by Mary Miley Theobald | Colonial Williamsburg Restoration Slideshow | Zoom in on Blueprints of the Wren Building
Summer 2014

No Records, No History

by Christopher Geist
Autumn 2013

A New Deal for Old Places

by W. Barksdale Maynard | Historic American Buildings Slideshow
Summer 2013

Complex Reconstruction: Armoury

by Edward A. Chappell | Anderson Armoury Reconstruction Blog | Anderson Armoury Webcam
Summer 2012

Designers of Beauty

Academic Training and Williamsburg's Architectural Restoration

by George Humphrey Yetter | Architectural Drawings from the Restoration
Winter 2012

The Man Who Said No

by Rosanne Thaiss Butler
Autumn 2011

In Search of the Frenchman's Map

by Michael J. Lombardi | View the map close up
Autumn 2007

"The far-visioned generosity of Mr. Rockefeller"

by W.A.R. Goodwin
Winter 2000-2001

My Dream and My Hope

by Edwards Park
Summer 1993

Revolution

Commonsense Arguments for American Independence

Thomas Paine Promoted Revolution, Rights, and Reason

by Susan Berg | Extra Images
Autumn 2013

Life, Liberty, and No Pistole

by Susan Berg | Zoom in on Pistole Coins
Summer 2013

Fighting... Maybe for Freedom, but probably not

Slaves and free blacks in the Revolutionary War

by Lloyd Dobyns | Video clips | Extra images
Autumn 2007

Revolutionary City

A Colonial Adventure

by Lloyd Dobyns | Photos by Dave Doody | Revolutionary City Slideshow
Autumn 2006

"The Monstrous Absurdity"

The Gunpowder Theft Examined

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra images
Summer 2006

"Throw down your arms, ye villains, ye Rebels, Disperse!"

by Dennis Montgomery | Fields of Fire - Four Views of the Fatal Day
Summer 2006

A Look at the Revolutionary City

by James Horn | Revolutionary City Slideshow
Spring 2006

The Alternative of Williams-Burg

"Monster madness... the Patriots are in high Spirits just now."

by Robert Doares | Extra images
Spring 2006

Felled on the Field of Honor

The Seditious Patriot: Mr. John Daly Burk

by Jack Lynch | The Burk Duel
Autumn 2005

A Common American Soldier

by Christopher Geist | Extra images
Autumn 2004

Spies and Scouts, Secret Writing, and Sympathetic Citizens

by Ed Crews | Learn to decipher the CUPID code. | View video excerpts from our Electronic Field Trip: In the General's Secret Service
Summer 2004

Living the Revolution

Colonial Williamsburg's New Historic Area Adventure

by Bill Weldon
Winter 2003-2004

Lord Mayor Wilkes

Liberty & No. 45

by Jack Lynch
Summer 2003

Promises to Pay, Promises Unkept

How We Won a War and Lost Our Shirts

by Richard G. Doty | Photos by Tom Green | Extra images
Summer 2003

Enduring Images of War

by J. Hunter Barbour | Photos by Tom Green | Medals from the Lasser Collection Slideshow
Winter 2002-2003

A Patriot, a Traitor, and a Bill of Attainder

by Jack Lynch | Photos by Dave Doody
Spring 2002

"We bow our heads to Yankee despotism"

by Carson Hudson
Summer 2000

Science

Mumbo Jumbo Meets its Match

Superstition and spritualism examined

by Andrew G. Gardner | Zodiac Slideshow
Autumn 2010

Native Numerals

Among American Indians, Numbers Counted for More than Math

by Anthony F. Aveni | Extra images
Autumn 2007

Seeing the Light

A Close Look at Eighteenth-Century Optics

by James Breig | Extra images
Autumn 2006

The Technology of History

Modern science is helping to solve the puzzles of the past

by Michael J. Lombardi | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Autumn 2006

Astronomers and Stargazers

Eyeing a Heliocentric Heaven for Planets, Portents, and Horoscopes

by Anthony F. Aveni | Sidebar: Of Lenses and Tinderboxes | Extra images
Winter 2005-2006

How was "The Tyme Appointed"?

by Anthony Aveni | Extra images
Autumn 2005

That Quacking Sound in Colonial America

by Jim Cox | Extra images
Spring 2004

A Field Spacious and Untrodden

The Virginian Society for the Promotion of Usefull Knowledge

by Robert Doares | Additional photos of items used in the study of scientific knowledge.
Autumn 2003

Peering into Rings of Grain

Dendrochronology comes of age, shedding new light on the shape of old America

by Mike Olmert
Spring 2002

A Surveyor for the King

by Ronald Bailey
Summer 2001

Wit, Mirth & Spleen

"A method to cure a Cold"


Summer 2000

Seasons

Ninety Delightful Days and More

Historic sites in resplendent seasonal color

| Ninety Days Slideshow
Autumn 2010

Coping with Cold

by David Robinson | A Williamsburg Winter Slideshow
Winter 2009

Williamsburg in Winter

by Photos by Barbara Lombardi | Additional photography by Barbara Lombardi
Autumn 2003

Social

Phi Beta Kappa

by Michael J. Lombardi
Winter 2012

Rattle-Skull, Stonewall, Bogus, Blackstrap, Bombo, Mimbo, Whistle Belly, Syllabub, Sling, Toddy, and Flip

Drinking in Colonial America

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow
Holiday 2007

Gossip, Flattery, and Flirtation

The Art of Eighteenth-Century Letter Writing

by Andrew Gardner | The Quill Pen | Flash interactive: Write with a quill pen
Extra images
Winter 2007

Puttin' on the Dog

by James Breig
Summer 2002

Colonial Americans in the Swim

by Harold B. Gill Jr.
Winter 2001-2002

Technology

Expanding the Boundaries of Man's Understanding

by Ben Swenson
Spring 2014

Powering the Eighteenth Century

by Abigail Schumann | Photos by Dave Doody | Powering the Eighteenth Century Slideshow
Summer 2008

The Works at Falling Creek

"No fitter places of Mines, Wood and Water for Iron"

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Autumn 2007

Seeing the Light

A Close Look at Eighteenth-Century Optics

by James Breig | Extra images
Autumn 2006

The Technology of History

Modern science is helping to solve the puzzles of the past

by Michael J. Lombardi | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Autumn 2006

Astronomers and Stargazers

Eyeing a Heliocentric Heaven for Planets, Portents, and Horoscopes

by Anthony F. Aveni | Sidebar: Of Lenses and Tinderboxes | Extra images
Winter 2005-2006

A Field Spacious and Untrodden

The Virginian Society for the Promotion of Usefull Knowledge

by Robert Doares | Additional photos of items used in the study of scientific knowledge.
Autumn 2003

Trades

Of Arms, Armorers, & Armories

by Michael Olmert | Armoury Slideshow
Autumn 2012

Putting the Red in Redcoats

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra Images
Summer 2012

Why Do We Cast Cannons, Make Wooden Wheels, and Build Coffeehouses?

by Jay Gaynor | Historic Trades Slideshow
Spring 2010

Working Carts and Wagons

People Require Something with Wheels

by Ed Crews | Carts Slideshow
Spring 2009

Tools of the Trades

A Photo Essay

by J. Hunter Barbour | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow | Historic Trades Screensaver
Winter 2008

Goods

by J. Hunter Barbour | Trades products slideshow
Summer 2007

Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing

Dexterity and Detective Work

by Ed Crews | The Weaver
Winter 2007

Tools for the Times

Modern Shop Reproduces Antique Implements

by Ed Crews | Photos by Tom Green | Toolmaker Slideshow
Holiday 2006

The Art and Mystery of the Apothecary

by Robin Kipps | Apothecary Trade Slideshow
Autumn 2006

"Every part works in harmony"

The Venerable Craft of Basketmaking

by Ed Crews | The Basketmaking Craft Slideshow
Spring 2006

Handiwork

by art direction by Abigail Schumann | Photos by photography by Tom Green | Hands Slideshow
Spring 2006

Making, Baking, and Laying Bricks

by Ed Crews | The Brickmaker Trade Slideshow
Winter 2005-2006

Tailor Made for History

by Ed Crews | The Tailor Trade
Autumn 2005

Volumes to Last for Centuries

Bookbinders

by Ed Crews | Photos by Tom Green | The Bindery Trade
Summer 2005

The History of Historic Trades

by James M. Gaynor | An overview of current trades items | Historic Trades Slideshow
Winter 2004-2005

Wheels and Riding Carts

The Wheelwright Trade

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | The Wheelwright Trade Slideshow | Extra images
Winter 2004-2005

Colonial Foodways

by Ed Crews | Colonial Foodways Slideshow
Autumn 2004

"With All the Grace of the Sex"

Women in Trades

by Donna Dene Woodward | Photos by Dave Doody | Women in Trades slideshow | Sound clip
Spring 2004

Working in Harness

The Saddler's Shop

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images
Spring 2004

Cast in the Colonial Mold

The Geddy Foundry

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | The Foundry Trade Slideshow
Winter 2003-2004

Making Circles

The Cooper's Trade at Colonial Williamsburg

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | The Cooper Trade Slideshow | Video clips from "The Cooper's Craft: The Art of Colonial Barrel Making."
Autumn 2003

Plain and Neat

Cabinetmakers Preserve the Arts of Eighteenth-century Furniture

by Ed Crews | View videos of a cabinetmaker at work
Summer 2003

Early American Newspapering

by James Breig | Gentlewomen of the Press
Spring 2003

Colonial Williamsburg Carpenters Construct Buildings of the Past

Reproduction Structures Offer Guests Look at Trade, Hands-on Experience

by Ed Crews | Carpentry tools
Spring 2003

Tailoring the Tenant House

by Robert Doares Jr. | Photos by Dave Doody
Winter 2002-2003

The Miller and the Windmill

by Ed Crews
Autumn 2002

Ohs and Ahs, Ps and Qs

The Art and Mystery of the Printing Office

by Edward R. Crews
Autumn 2001

Cursing the Darkness

by Brett Charbeneau
Spring 2001

Portrait of an Artisan

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.
Spring 2001

The Gunsmith's Shop

by Ed Crews
Autumn 2000

Footprints on the Past

by D. A. Saguto
Summer 2000

The Millinery Shop

by Edward R. Crews
Winter 1997-1998

Transportation

Dodging the Check

by Andrew G. Gardner | Extra Image
Summer 2012

The Duke of Gloucester Street Special

by Will Molineux | Illustrations for Yorktown's centennial celebration | Extra Images
Winter 2012

Working Carts and Wagons

People Require Something with Wheels

by Ed Crews | Carts Slideshow
Spring 2009

Colonial Carriage Rides

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Colonial Carriage Rides Slideshow
Summer 2008

Town Coach

Elegant, Eye-Catching Eighteenth-Century Vehicle Travels Colonial Williamsburg Streets

by Ed Crews | Town Coach Slideshow
Autumn 2006

Women

Stuff and Nonsense

Myths That Should by Now Be History

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Dave Doody | Crossword Puzzle
Winter 2008

Lusty Beggars, Dissolute Women, Sorners, Gypsies, and Vagabonds for Virginia

by Bruce P. Lenman | Scottish Slaves Slideshow
Spring 2005

"With All the Grace of the Sex"

Women in Trades

by Donna Dene Woodward | Photos by Dave Doody | Women in Trades slideshow | Sound clip
Spring 2004

The Governour's Lady

Mistresses of the Palace

by Mary Miley Theobald
Spring 2003

Williamsburg and the Demimonde

Disorderly Houses, the Blue Bell, and Certain Hints of Harlotry

by Harold B. Gill Jr.
Autumn 2001

Yorktown

Dodging the Check

by Andrew G. Gardner | Extra Image
Summer 2012

The Duke of Gloucester Street Special

by Will Molineux | Illustrations for Yorktown's centennial celebration | Extra Images
Winter 2012


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