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October 8, 2010

Colonial Williamsburg Adds Colonial Theme to Halloween Pumpkins, eWallpaper and ePostcards

Impress your neighbors this fall with revolutionary pumpkin carving. Colonial Williamsburg’s website offers 18th-century-inspired patterns for pumpkin carving this Halloween.

Visit www.history.org/media/downloads.cfm to discover 12 new patterns that include the Magazine, Bruton Parish cat, a pineapple, a cresset, a windmill and a cannon, as well as some familiar favorites. Carving instructions also can be found on this website.

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 www.history.org/media/downloads.cfm. Send the Revolutionary spirit to friends and family through seasonal ePostcards. To e-mail a card, visit www.history.org/postcards/pcPreview.cfm and choose from a selection of autumnal designs, including jack-o’-lanterns.

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

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program.

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. 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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