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January 26, 2009

Come in from the cold and see two movies at CW's Art Museums this winter

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg will host two films in February and March. Both movies can be seen in the Hennage Auditorium at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

  • The Runaway: Resistance & Rebellion, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, March 2, 5, 6, 9, 12 and 13. Explore how and where slaves escaped in the colonial era.
  • The Silversmith of Williamsburg, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, March 5, 6, 12 and 13. Learn about the silversmith trade as practiced in the 18th century.

    A Colonial Williamsburg admissions ticket, Good Neighbor Card or museums ticket provides access to enjoy these movies.

    Programs and exhibitions at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

    Entrance to Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. The museums will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 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 guests interact with history through “Revolutionary City®” – a dramatic live street theater presentation.

    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

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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