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October 9, 2009

CW adds colonial theme to Halloween pumpkins, eWallpaper and ePostcards

A traditional jack-o’-lantern face used to be two triangles for eyes and a crooked smile. Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site introduces 18th-century-inspired patterns for pumpkin carving this Halloween.

Visit to discover 15 patterns that include the Capitol, the Governor’s Palace, the stockade, a happy patriot, a colonial couple, a drum and “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Carving instructions also can be found on the Web site.

An image of a collection of candlelit pumpkins also can be used as computer screen wallpaper and can be downloaded from the same page at

Send the Revolutionary spirit to friends and family through seasonal ePostcards. To e-mail a card, visit and choose from a selection of autumnal designs, including jack-o’-lanterns.

Downloads of the pumpkin patterns, wallpaper and ePostcards are free.

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. 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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