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October 14, 2009

Celtic harpist takes guests on a musical journey of the struggles and successes of 17th-century Jamestown

Celtic harpist Ardie Boggs presents a musical history lesson on how the Jamestown colonists triumphed over adversity during Reaping the Harvest at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

The music of the Celtic harp evokes the emotions of these and other times, running from joy and hope to deep despair. She brings the audience full circle, ending the program with the piece, “Generation: The Future,” which places the responsibility of good leadership upon future generations.

Boggs is a musician and songwriter from Williamsburg. She has played the Celtic harp for nearly 20 years and studied under the United States’ National Scottish Harp Champion Sue Richards. She has performed at the Williamsburg Inn, the Williamsburg Lodge and the Wren Chapel, as well as at various men’s and women’s clubs, and other special events. Boggs has performed at the Wallace Museum for 11 years as a solo artist and in concert with duets and trios.

A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket, museum pass or Good Neighbor Card provides access to the program.

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

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are comprised of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made in America during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and embracing most categories of American folk art by well-known folk artists. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum exhibits the best in British and American decorative arts from the period 1670–1830.

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are located at the intersection of Francis and South Henry Streets, in Williamsburg, Virginia and are entered through the Public Hospital of 1773. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For museum program information, telephone (757) 220-7724.

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