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Spring 2014

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President's Message

A Time for Transition

by Colin G. Campbell

Expanding the Boundaries of Man's Understanding

by Ben Swenson

The Mind of Miss Mary Johnston

by Ivor Noel Hume

Peopling the Past Series: Meet Thomas Jefferson

by Ed Crews


President's Message

Vision and Generosity

by Colin G. Campbell

Billfold-Size Essays in American History

by Gil Klein | Zoom in on United States Currency

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

Peopling the Past Series: Meet Patrick Henry

by Ed Crews


President's Message

Connections

by Colin G. Campbell

Meet the Tinmen

by Ed Crews | Building the Tinsmith Shop Slideshow

No Records, No History

by Christopher Geist

Commonsense Arguments for American Independence

Thomas Paine Promoted Revolution, Rights, and Reason

by Susan Berg | Extra Images

Quilts

Photo Essay

by Linda Baumgarten and Kimberly Ivey. Photos by Craig McDougal | Luxury Quilts Slideshow

Civil War Jamestown

Defending the Confederacy at Fort Pochahontas

by W. Barksdale Maynard | Civil War Jamestown Slideshow

Peopling the Past: Meet George Washington

by Ed Crews | Extra Images


Connecting Revolutions

First Williamsburg-CSIS Forum: Focus on Egypt

by Gil Klein

A New Deal for Old Places

by W. Barksdale Maynard | Historic American Buildings Slideshow

Of Follies

by Michael Olmert | Of Follies Slideshow

Life, Liberty, and No Pistole

by Susan Berg | Zoom in on Pistole Coins

Thomas Jefferson: Culinary Revolutionary

by Ed Crews | Extra Images

Peopling the Past: Meet Ann Wager

by Ed Crews


President's Message

A Williamsburg Forum

by Foundation President Colin G. Campbell

Uncommon And Expensive

by Mary Miley Theobald | Photos by Barbara Lombardi | The British Herbal Slideshow

Historic Citizenship Ceremonies

by Gil Klein

Meet General Lafayette

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images

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

Wit, Mirth & Spleen

| Zoom in Eighteenth-Century Rebuses

He Revisits the Home Won by His Valor

by Alexander Chesterfield | Extra Images

Why Virginia Was Not Spanish

by Anthony Aveni | Zoom in the Age of Exploration


President's Message

Tests of Citizenship

by Foundation President Colin G. Campbell

Physical, Intellectual, Biographical:

Our Ideas of Privacy and Their Evolution

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

How Did Washington Make His Millions?

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

Murder by Namesake:

The Poisoning of the Eminent George Wythe

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

Dead Men Do Tell Tales

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

Meet George Wythe

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images

Separated by a Common History

by Benjamin L. Carp | Separated by a Common History Slideshow


President's Message

Our Legacy of Engaged Citizenship

by Foundation President Colin G. Campbell

A Great Deal of Noise, Whipping and Spurring

America's First Disputed Presidential Election

by Jack Lynch | Zoom in on The Twelfth Amendment

Of Arms, Armorers, & Armories

by Michael Olmert | Armoury Slideshow

Thomas Jefferson and the Maple Sugar Scheme

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra Images

Eighteenth-Century Millennialism

To “start the world over again,” politics and religion intertwined

by James Breig | End of the World Slideshow

Beginnings and Endings

Of the Maya and the Milky Way, Powhatans and the Giant Hare, Prophecies and Time

by Anthony F. Aveni | Zoom in on Mayan Calendars

Meet Gowan Pamphlet

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images


Putting the Red in Redcoats

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra Images

Dodging the Check

by Andrew G. Gardner | Extra Image

The Use of Myth in History

by Gil Klein | Zoom in on "The Use of Myth in History" Prints

George Washington and the Evolution of the American Commander in Chief

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

Complex Reconstruction: Armoury

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

A Magnificent Hostelry Marks Its Seventy-fifth Anniversary

by Mary Miley Theobald

Meet Betsy and Edmund

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images


President's Message

The Evolution of Colonial Williamsburg

by Foundation President Colin Campbell

Phi Beta Kappa

by Michael J. Lombardi

Terms of Estrangement: Who Were the Sons of Liberty?

by Benjamin L. Carp | Sons of Liberty

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

Designers of Beauty

Academic Training and Williamsburg's Architectural Restoration

by George Humphrey Yetter | Architectural Drawings from the Restoration

The Duke of Gloucester Street Special

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

Department of Deportment

Stances and dances made the eighteenth-century man—and woman

by James Breig | Extra Images

Meet Betty Randolph

From the Peopling the Past Series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images


President's Message

A Fundamental Aspiration

by Foundation President Colin Campbell

Trouble Brewing... Rally, Mohawks!

The Boston Tea Party

by Ivor Noël Hume

A "Remarkable Meteor" Dims

How Williamsburg Fared as the Eighteenth Century Faded

by James Breig | A Letter from Thomas Jefferson

The Man Who Said No

by Rosanne Thaiss Butler

Staying Connected before the Age of the Silicon Chip

The Printing Office

by Susan Berg | Zoom in on printed documents

Photo Essay: Yuletide Treasure

Christmas Doors

| Christmas Doors Slideshow

Meet Alexander Purdie

from the Peopling the Past series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images


James Fort, Lost and Found

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

Upon Paine of Death

The Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall

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

Cruel and Unusual

Prisons and Prison Reform

by Jack Lynch | Prison Reform Slideshow

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

Meet the Hoys

from the Peopling the Past series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images


President's Message

Outreach

by Foundation President Colin Campbell

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

Every Man Able to Read

Literacy in Early America

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

Reflections on Reenacting

Seeking an Authentic Past in a Specious Present

by D. A. Saguto | Slideshow

How the Founders Sowed the Seeds of Civil War

by W. Barksdale Maynard | Seeds of Civil War

Meet Eve

from the Peopling the Past series

by Ed Crews | Extra Images

A Few of the Oldest Photos of Williamsburg

| Oldest Photos of Williamsburg Slideshow

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


Autumn 2010

Autumn 2010 journal cover

President's Message

Collaborations preserve America's history

by Foundation President Colin Campbell

Hair's Breadth

Locks could be Keys to Jefferson Mystery

by James Breig | Extra Images

Lies My Docent Told Me

Myths persist in history's retelling

by Mary Miley Theobald | Merchant Match-Up Game

"Sold on Reasonable Terms"

Early American Newspaper Advertisements

by Jack Lynch | Newspaper Advertisements Slideshow

Ninety Delightful Days and More

Historic sites in resplendent seasonal color

| Ninety Days Slideshow

Benedict Arnold

Interview with a traitor

by Ed Crews | Extra Images

Mumbo Jumbo Meets its Match

Superstition and spritualism examined

by Andrew G. Gardner | Zodiac Slideshow


Spring 2010

Spring 2010 journal cover

The Indian War

by Andrew G. Gardner | Indian War Slideshow

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

by Jay Gaynor | Historic Trades Slideshow

"His Integrity Inflexible, and His Justice Exact"

George Wythe Teaches America the Law

by Jack Lynch | Extra Images | Zoomable Will

The Poisoning of King George III

Did his Medicine Drive His Majesty Mad?

by Ed Crews | Extra Images

Some Cold, Hard Historical Facts about Good Old Ice Cream

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

Livestock as an Object Lesson: History Education on the Hoof

by Ed Crews | Livestock Slideshow


Winter 2010

Winter 2010 journal cover

President's Message

The Idea of America



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

by Gaye Wilson | Extra Images

In Praise or Damning Caricature

An Early Seventeenth-Century Identification Badge

by Bly Straube | Extra Images

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

Ossabaw Island Pigs

by Ed Crews | Ossabaw Island Pigs Slideshow

The Many Faces of Willie Balderson

A Photo Essay

| Willie Balderson Slideshow | Willie Balderson Animation

The Indian Origins of Lacrosse

by Anthony Aveni | Lacrosse Word Search


Autumn 2009

Autumn 2009 journal cover

President's Message

A Remarkable Experience



Laundries

Largest Buildings in the Eighteenth Century Backyard

by Michael Olmert | Laundries Slideshow

"The Greatest Practical Approach to Exactness."

The Problem of Apportionment and Washington's First Veto

by Jack Lynch | Extra Images

A Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Under the Tree

A Photo Essay

| Christmas Slideshow

Some Pumpkins!

Halloween and Pumpkins in Colonial America

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

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

Christmas Frolick

And Sing and Tell Stories Together

| Christmas Frolick Word Search


Spring 2009

Spring 2009 journal cover

Working Carts and Wagons

People Require Something with Wheels

by Ed Crews | Carts Slideshow

Indian Policies in Early America

by Jack Lynch

Offices

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

by Michael Olmert | Offices Slideshow

Deism

One Nation Under A Clockwork God?

by James Breig | Deism Word Search

Colonial Williamsburg Fourth of July

by J. Hunter Barbour | Fourth of July Slideshow

America the Scenic

by Graham Hood


Winter 2009

Winter 2009 journal cover

President's Message

An Important Piece of America



Debating the Bill of Rights

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

by Jack Lynch | View Magnified Image

To Boldly Go

Captain James Cook and the Search for the Northwest Passage

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

Coping with Cold

by David Robinson | A Williamsburg Winter Slideshow

Captured in Watercolors

Elizabethan England's First Glimpses of New World Fauna

| View Magnified images

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

Colonial Williamsburg's Chickens

by Ed Crews | Chickens in Williamsburg Slideshow


Autumn 2008

Autumn 2008 journal cover

Celebrating the Colonial Williamsburg journal's 30th Anniversary

Autumn 1978 - Autumn 2008

by Mark Jacobs

President's Message

A Tremendous Stride Forward



Gambling

Apple-Pie American and Older than the Mayflower

by Ed Crews | Gambling Slideshow

With Boughs of Holly

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

Company for Christmas

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

Once Popular and Socially Acceptable: Cockfighting

by Ed Crews | Cockfighting Slideshow

Christmas in Prints

by Michael Olmert | Crossword Puzzle


Summer 2008

Summer 2008 journal cover

The Truth About Betsy Ross

by Ed Crews | Take the Betsy Ross Challenge

An Accidental Republic?

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

When Whiskey Was the King of Drink

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

New Life for the The Carolina Room

by Robert Doares | Carolina Room Slideshow

Powering the Eighteenth Century

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

Colonial Carriage Rides

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


Spring 2008

Spring 2008 journal cover

Message From The President

History passed this way



Plants of an Age

| Photos by Barbara Lombardi | Slideshow

Play Ball!

Colonial Games and America's National Pastime

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Play Ball! Slideshow | British Bashers Slideshow

Smart as an Ox

Beasts of Burden: Bright, Gentle, and Strong

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

The Emergence of Popular Culture in Colonial America

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow

All That is Substantial and Beneficial in a Trial By Jury

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow


Winter 2008

Winter 2008 journal cover

Message From The President

An Integrated, Interactive, Interdependent Agenda



Little Iron Horses

Hard Working Canadians Have Rich Heritage

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow

Tools of the Trades

A Photo Essay

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

Stuff and Nonsense

Myths That Should by Now Be History

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

Battle Tactics

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow

Northwest Passage

by James Breig | Photos by Dave Doody | Video clips


Holiday 2007

Holiday 2007 journal cover

Message From The President

Frequent Recurrence to Fundamental Principles



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

Courtship, Sex, and the Single Colonist

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

Milking Devons

Picture Perfect Cattle for Colonial Williamsburg

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow

Beyond Applause

Photo Essay

by Abigail Schumann | Photos by Dave Doody | Slideshow

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

The Town of the Nativity

Columbus' Christmas City

by Dennis Montgomery


Autumn 2007

Autumn 2007 journal cover

Message From The President

Now What?



Fighting... Maybe for Freedom, but probably not

Slaves and free blacks in the Revolutionary War

by Lloyd Dobyns | Video clips | Extra images

Native Numerals

Among American Indians, Numbers Counted for More than Math

by Anthony F. Aveni | Extra images

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

In Search of the Frenchman's Map

by Michael J. Lombardi | View the map close up

The Works at Falling Creek

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

by Christopher Geist | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images


Summer 2007

Summer 2007 journal cover

Message From The President

A Guide of Experience and Wisdom



The Golden Age of Counterfeiting

Cashing in on Colonial Currency

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

Goods

by J. Hunter Barbour | Trades products slideshow

Wills Simple and Elaborate

Bequests, Gifts, and Legacies

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

Rare Sheep

From Hog Island and Leicester

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

Kitchens

Places Apart

by Michael Olmert | Extra images


Spring 2007

Spring 2007 journal cover

Message From The President

The Occasion of the Queen's Return

| The Queen's Jewelry Box

"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

Voting in Early America

by Ed Crews | Voting screensaver

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

Equine Equanimity

It Takes a Special Sort of Horse

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

Presidential Portraits

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

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


Winter 2007

Winter 2007 journal cover

Message From The President

We Are Honored



The Alien and Sedition Acts

by Jack Lynch | Extra images

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

"We are starved"

by Ivor Noël Hume | Extra images

"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

Acrostical Valentines

A Young Man's Fancy Turns to Fad: The Lovers' Literary Campaign of 1768

by Jon Kukla | Printer's Trade | Flash interactive: Make your own acrostic

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

Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing

Dexterity and Detective Work

by Ed Crews | The Weaver


Holiday 2006

Holiday 2006 journal cover

Message From The President

Reaffirmation



Bogged Down in Cranberries

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra images | Cranberry Recipes

Asynchronous (Adjective: Not coinciding in time)

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

| Asynchronous Fashion Photography Zoomable Slideshow

Once Around the Colonial Seasons

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

Tools for the Times

Modern Shop Reproduces Antique Implements

by Ed Crews | Photos by Tom Green | Toolmaker Slideshow

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

A Short History of the Turkey

by Andrew G. Gardner | Turkey Slideshow | Turkey Recipes

Wassailing through History

by Robert Doares | Extra images | Wassail Recipe


Autumn 2006

Autumn 2006 journal cover

Message From The President

History Need Not Be Distant



The Art and Mystery of the Apothecary

by Robin Kipps | Apothecary Trade Slideshow

Revolutionary City

A Colonial Adventure

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

Town Coach

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

by Ed Crews | Town Coach Slideshow

Personable Pooches

by Graham Hood | Dog Buttons Slideshow

Seeing the Light

A Close Look at Eighteenth-Century Optics

by James Breig | Extra images

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


Summer 2006

Summer 2006 journal cover

Message From The President

The Revolution Returns



"The Monstrous Absurdity"

The Gunpowder Theft Examined

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra images

Colonial Williamsburg

An Artifact of Popular Culture

by Christopher Geist | Notable Williamsburg Visitors Slideshow

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

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

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


Spring 2006

Spring 2006 journal cover

Message From The President

Aspirations



A Look at the Revolutionary City

by James Horn | Revolutionary City Slideshow

"Every part works in harmony"

The Venerable Craft of Basketmaking

by Ed Crews | The Basketmaking Craft Slideshow

A Man of Firmness

Justice John Blair and the Letter of the Law

by Jack Lynch | Extra images

Handiwork

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

The Alternative of Williams-Burg

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

by Robert Doares | Extra images


Winter 2005-2006

Winter 2005-2006 journal cover

Message From The President

Telling the Story



Rare Breeds and Other Creatures

by Barbara Brown | Photos by photography by Dave Doody | Animals of the Historic Area Slideshow

Making, Baking, and Laying Bricks

by Ed Crews | The Brickmaker Trade Slideshow

Cool, Calm, Clean

Dairies were the most elaborate of outbuildings, and the cleanest

by Michael Olmert | The Dairy Slideshow

Slave Conspiracies in Colonial Virginia

by Mary Miley Theobald | Extra images

Finding Slaves in Unexpected Places

Keeping Blacks in Bondage Was Not a Southern Monopoly

by James Breig | Extra images

Astronomers and Stargazers

Eyeing a Heliocentric Heaven for Planets, Portents, and Horoscopes

by Anthony F. Aveni | Sidebar: Of Lenses and Tinderboxes | Extra images


Holiday 2005

Holiday 2005 journal cover

Message From The President

Now More Than Ever



Betokening Christmas

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

Dessert Pyramids

A Feast for the Eyes and the Palate

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

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

Christmas Trees, the Confederacy, and Colonial Williamsburg

by Harold B. Gill Jr. | Extra images

Wreaths, Garlands, Ropes, and Fruit

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

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


Autumn 2005

Autumn 2005 journal cover

Message From The President

Investments in the Future



The Tyme Appointed

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

Felled on the Field of Honor

The Seditious Patriot: Mr. John Daly Burk

by Jack Lynch | The Burk Duel

Framing Williamsburg's Doors

by Photos by Barbara Lombardi | The Doors of Williamsburg

Tailor Made for History

by Ed Crews | The Tailor Trade

How was "The Tyme Appointed"?

by Anthony Aveni | Extra images


Summer 2005

Summer 2005 journal cover

Message From The President

A Testimony to the Generosity of Our Supporters



Halting Time through the Illusion of Portraiture

by Barbara Luck | Photos by Hans Lorenz | Extra images

Taking the Measure of Washington... Once More

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

Volumes to Last for Centuries

Bookbinders

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


Spring 2005

Spring 2005 journal cover

Message From The President

America's 400th Anniversary: The Journey That Changed the World



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

Of Sharpers, Mumpers, and Fourberies

Some Early American Impostors and Rogues

by Jack Lynch | Pickpockets Slideshow

Alas, Poor ...Who?

Or, Melancholy Moments in Colonial and Later Virginia

by Ivor Noël Hume | The funeral of Governor Botetourt Slideshow

The Restoration of James Madison's Montpelier

by Edward A. Chappell | Montpelier Slideshow

Timberheads and Talking Stools

Puppets Pulled the Strings of Eighteenth-Century Audiences

by James Breig | Puppetry Slideshow

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

by Bruce P. Lenman | Scottish Slaves Slideshow


Winter 2004-2005

Winter 2004-2005 journal cover

Message From The President

Education for Citizenship



Smokehouses

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

by Michael Olmert | The Smokehouse

The History of Historic Trades

by James M. Gaynor | An overview of current trades items | Historic Trades Slideshow

The Spirit-stirring Drum, the Ear-piercing Fife

A Photo Essay

| Fifes and Drums Slideshow

Wheels and Riding Carts

The Wheelwright Trade

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | The Wheelwright Trade Slideshow | Extra images

The Grandest Illumination

by Graham Hood | Extra images

Henricus

A New and Improved Jamestown

by Mary Miley Theobald | Henricus Slideshow


Holiday 2004

Holiday 2004 journal cover

Message From The President

Opportunities and Responsibilities



Captain John Smith's Christmas

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

Christmas Music in Colonial Days

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

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

The Community Christmas Tree in America's Hometown

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

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

Grand Illumination

by Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images


Autumn 2004

Autumn 2004 journal cover

Message From The President

For the Future



The Eighteenth Century Goes to the Dogs

by James Breig | Canine Quiz

About Faces

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

Colonial Foodways

by Ed Crews | Colonial Foodways Slideshow

The Architect of Colonial Williamsburg

William Graves Perry

by Will Molineaux | Extra images

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

by J. Hunter Barbour | Extra images

A Common American Soldier

by Christopher Geist | Extra images


Summer 2004

Summer 2004 journal cover

Message From The President

Colonial Williamsburg's Many Dimensions



The New Architecture of Merchants Square

by Edward Chappell | Photos by Barbara Lombardi | Extra images

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

Time for the Royals

Tompion's Clock

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

Unwelcome in Williamsburg

The Saga of Merchant Daniel Fisher

by Robert Doares

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


Spring 2004

Spring 2004 journal cover

Message From The President

Confident in Our Expectation



"With All the Grace of the Sex"

Women in Trades

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

Jamestown Revisited

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

That Quacking Sound in Colonial America

by Jim Cox | Extra images

Working in Harness

The Saddler's Shop

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | Extra images

Colonial Germ Warfare

by Harold B. Gill Jr.

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

| Photos by courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum


Winter 2003-2004

Winter 2003-2004 journal cover

Message From The President

First Principles



Cast in the Colonial Mold

The Geddy Foundry

by Ed Crews | Photos by Dave Doody | The Foundry Trade Slideshow

The Satirical Eye

Social Cartoons

| More social cartoons

Hunting for a Little Ladle

Tobacco Pipes

by Ivor Noël Hume

Colonial Dress Codes

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

Tavern Music

by Ed Crews | Sound clip of tavern song | Video of tavern revelry

Living the Revolution

Colonial Williamsburg's New Historic Area Adventure

by Bill Weldon


Autumn 2003

Autumn 2003 journal cover

Message From The President

The Laboratory of Experience



Williamsburg in Winter

by Photos by Barbara Lombardi | Additional photography by Barbara Lombardi

Rediscovering an American Icon

Houdon's Washington

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

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."

Merchants Square Meets Quinlan Terry

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

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.


Summer 2003

Summer 2003 journal cover

Message From The President

Tough Questions, Cogent Answers



Points in Time

Photographs from a Williamsburg Collection

| "Snapshots from a Williamsburg Collection" Slideshow

"In Mind and Heart" with the Enslaved of Yesteryear

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

Plain and Neat

Cabinetmakers Preserve the Arts of Eighteenth-century Furniture

by Ed Crews | View videos of a cabinetmaker at work

Lord Mayor Wilkes

Liberty & No. 45

by Jack Lynch

Promises to Pay, Promises Unkept

How We Won a War and Lost Our Shirts

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


Spring 2003

Spring 2003 journal cover

Message From The President

In Uncertain Times



The Governour's Lady

Mistresses of the Palace

by Mary Miley Theobald

Aesthetic Appeal

Jewelry from our Collection

by Marilyn S. Melchor | Extra images

Early American Newspapering

by James Breig | Gentlewomen of the Press

State, Dignity, Authority

Four Williamsburg Chairs Are Distinctive Expressions of Colonial Sophistication and Culture

by Graham Hood

Bilboes, Brands, and Branks

Colonial crime and punishment

by James A. Cox | Colonial Punishments Slideshow

Colonial Williamsburg Carpenters Construct Buildings of the Past

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

by Ed Crews | Carpentry tools


Winter 2002-2003

Winter 2002-2003 journal cover

Message From The President: Learning to Be an American



Out, "Damn'd Proverbs"

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

Juba and Djembe: Music Helps Interpret Slavery

by Ed Crews | Music clips | Video clips

Enduring Images of War

by J. Hunter Barbour | Photos by Tom Green | Medals from the Lasser Collection Slideshow

The New Look of Old Wetherburn's

by Mary Miley Theobald

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

by Jim Cox

Tailoring the Tenant House

by Robert Doares Jr. | Photos by Dave Doody


Autumn 2002

Autumn 2002 journal cover

Message From The President

The Idea of America, for All People, for All Time



"Our little colonial house"

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Bassett Hall

by Mary Miley Theobald

The Joys of Toys

by Photos by Tom Green

The Miller and the Windmill

by Ed Crews

Necessary and Sufficient

by Michael Olmert

"The Model of an American Whig"

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.


Summer 2002

Summer 2002 journal cover

Message From The President

Out of Many, One



How Much Is That in Today's Money?

by Ed Crews

Puttin' on the Dog

by James Breig

No Wine before It's Time

by Charles M. Holloway

"Easy, Erect and Noble"

by Graham Hood

Degrees of Latitude

by Margaret Pritchard

Taking the Cure

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.

The Past That Never Dies

by Mary Miley Theobald


Spring 2002

Spring 2002 journal cover

Message From The President

Something Approaching a Parable



Photo Gallery: A Cast of Colonial Characters

by Photos by Dave Doody

A Patriot, a Traitor, and a Bill of Attainder

by Jack Lynch | Photos by Dave Doody

Peter Redstone Builds a Barton Portable

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



Virginia's Very Own Navy

by Edwards Park

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

by Ivor Noël Hume

Peering into Rings of Grain

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

by Mike Olmert

Dendrochronology in Context

Williamsburg's Everard House

by Ed Chappell


Winter 2001-2002

Winter 2001-2002 journal cover

Message From The President

A Beacon of Hope, Justice, and Resolve



The Freshest Advices

Conservators Discover Unknown Williamsburg Artist



The Upstart, the Speaker, the Scandals, and Scotchtown

by Alan Pell Crawford

Colonial Americans in the Swim

by Harold B. Gill Jr.

Monuments to Our Mortality

by Photo Essay by Dave Doody

The Tale of the Red-winged Blackbird

by Pamela J. Young

Junior Interpreters Enliven Historic Area

by Ed Crews


Autumn 2001

Autumn 2001 journal cover

Message From The President

The Cornerstone of Our Future



Ohs and Ahs, Ps and Qs

The Art and Mystery of the Printing Office

by Edward R. Crews

Williamsburg and the Demimonde

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

by Harold B. Gill Jr.

Every Man a King

The VIPs Visit Colonial Williamsburg

by Mary Miley Theobald

Virginia's Father: King James I

by Bruce P. Lenman

The Life and Literature of Nathaniel Beverley Tucker

by Robert Doares Jr.


Summer 2001

Summer 2001 journal cover

Message From The President

Places at the Table



"Treason is but trusted like the fox" - Shakespeare

Whatever Happened to Benedict Arnold?

by Mary Theobald

A Surveyor for the King

by Ronald Bailey

Hexagons in Williamsburg

by Michael Olmert

Speaking of the Past: the Words of Colonial Williamsburg

by James Breig


Spring 2001

Spring 2001 journal cover

Message From The President

In Celebration of Tomorrow



Coffeehouses

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



Cursing the Darkness

by Brett Charbeneau

Portrait of an Artisan

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.

A Tale of Midnight and Wythe House Mysteries

by Ivor Noël Hume


Winter 2000-2001

Winter 2000-2001 journal cover

Message From The President

Seventy-Five Years of Preserving a Past for the Future



"The far-visioned generosity of Mr. Rockefeller"

by W.A.R. Goodwin

Palace Days

Recollections of Dismantling the Most Beautiful Rooms in America

by Graham Hood

"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


Autumn 2000

Autumn 2000 journal cover

Message From The President

A Visit With Colin Campbell



To Bathe or Not to Bathe:

Coming Clean in Colonial America

by Edwards Park

Richman, Poorman, Beggarman, Thief:

Down but Not Out in Colonial Virginia

by Marth W. McCarthy

The Gunsmith's Shop

by Ed Crews


Summer 2000

Summer 2000 journal cover

Excellence and Integration

An Interview with Colin Campbell



Footprints on the Past

by D. A. Saguto

Wit, Mirth & Spleen

"A method to cure a Cold"



"We bow our heads to Yankee despotism"

by Carson Hudson


Autumn 1999

Autumn 1999 journal cover

Christmas in Colonial Virginia

by Harold B. Gill, Jr.

Apples, Putlog Holes, and Provost Marshals

by Jim Bradley

Christmas: Williamsburg Style

by Libbey Oliver and Mary Miley Theobald


Winter 1997-1998

Winter 1997-1998 journal cover

The Millinery Shop

by Edward R. Crews


Winter 1996-1997

Winter 1996-1997 journal cover

Deck the Doors

by Libbey Oliver and Mary Miley Theobald


Summer 1996

Summer 1996 journal cover

Dressing for the Occasion

by Mary Miley Theobald


Autumn 1994

Autumn 1994 journal cover

A River Worth Fighting For

by Dennis Montgomery


Spring 1994

Spring 1994 journal cover

Captain John Smith

by Dennis Montgomery


Autumn 1993

Autumn 1993 journal cover

To Live Like a Slave

by Curtia James


Summer 1993

Summer 1993 journal cover

My Dream and My Hope

by Edwards Park


Spring 1993

Spring 1993 journal cover

Thomas Jefferson, Son of Virginia

by Dennis Montgomery


Winter 1992-1993

Winter 1992-1993 journal cover

Sampling 18th-Century Fare at Shields Tavern

by Mary Miley Theobald


Autumn 1992

Autumn 1992 journal cover

Old Muddy James and the Flow of History

by Dennis Montgomery

When Blackbeard Scourged the Seas

by George Humphrey Yetter



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