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June 15, 2010

“Revolutionary Women” introduced at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

A new program, Revolutionary Women, gives guests the opportunity to meet and interview three strong women who lived through the American Revolution: a camp follower, a spy and a soldier. The program will take place at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The program will run on Wednesdays, June 16 and 23, July 21 and 28 and Aug. 11, 18 and 25 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. Programs are approximately one hour long. No reservation is necessary and admission is included in all Historic Area or Museum admission passes.

Another program, Soul of a Sharecropper, will focus on a former slave’s tales of hope and despair as performed by Valarie Holmes. The program at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is on Mondays, June 21 and 28, July 5 and 12 and Aug. 2, 9 16, 23, and 30. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. and lasts for approximately one hour. No reservation is necessary and admission is included in all Historic Area or Museum admission passes.

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 include 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, with more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum exhibits the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670–1830.

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. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For museum program information, telephone (757) 220-7724.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization 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 website at www.history.org.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121



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