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October 26, 2010

Author Tony Williams Recounts “America’s Beginnings”

On Oct. 27, author and historian Tony Williams will recount events from his new book, “America’s Beginnings: The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation’s Character,” which tells the story of 50 landmark events that forged a new nation at 5:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

From Bunker Hill to the Annapolis Convention, Williams’ new book delves into both the common and obscure moments of Revolutionary history. He tells the story of heroism and perseverance, the principles that shaped America and the establishment of self-government by the consent of the governed.

A book signing will follow.

Williams also is the author of “Pox and the Covenant: The Epidemic That Altered America’s Destiny” and “Hurricane of Independence.”

Admission is included with all Historic Area or museum passes.

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.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121