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October 1, 2010

Christmas Starts in October in the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Guests to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg can customize their own holiday ornaments or holiday cards based on objects in the collections.

Guests can create an ornament for their Christmas tree inspired by objects in the folk art collection during Ornaments at 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3, 10 and 17.

During Seasons Greetings, guests can create a greeting card inspired by an object in the collections. This program runs from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

Admission to these programs 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

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