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September 9, 2008

Concert at Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum commemorates settlement of the New World

Celtic harpist Ardie Boggs takes you on a musical journey through the concert, “Jamestown to Williamsburg: The Road to Liberty,” 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

The program commemorates the landing and settlement of Jamestown and the moving of the colonial capital to Williamsburg. Through the music you will hear the joys and sorrows of those who gave their lives for their hopes and dreams for fortune, freedom and a better life.

The CD “Jamestown to Williamsburg: The Road to Liberty” can be purchased in the Museum Shop.

A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket, Good Neighbor Card or museums ticket provides access to enjoy the musical program.

Entrance to the museum is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis Street. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture – stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic trades people research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. “Revolutionary City®,” a dramatic live street theater presentation, is a 2008 Rand McNally Best-of-the-Road™ Editor’s Pick. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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Penna Rogers
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