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January 18, 2010

CW Art Museums' guests can enjoy period music while touring the galleries

Enjoy live music while touring Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum during Music at the Museums. The program is presented from 3-4:15 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 4-25, March 11, 25 and April 1-June 10.

Solo performances by members of Colonial Williamsburg's resident early music ensemble, Governor’s Musick, entertain and educate guests about a variety of original instruments, including Colonial Williamsburg’s 1762 Jacob Kirckman harpsichord and the College of William and Mary’s 1816 John Broadwood and Sons grand piano forte. Three reproduction instruments – the viola da gamba, the English flute and the English guitar – also are featured.

A Colonial Williamsburg admissions ticket, Good Neighbor Card or museum ticket provides access to enjoy “Music at the Museums.”

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 located at the intersection of Francis and South Henry Streets, in Williamsburg, Va., and are entered through the Public Hospital of 1773. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Beginning March 15, hours expand to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For museum program information, telephone (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.

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
(757) 220-7121