March 1, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg’s Women’s History Month Highlights Roles of Women on the Eve of the American Revolution
During Women’s History Month in March, Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg showcase the many roles of women on the eve of the American Revolution.
New programs offered this year begin with “Martha’s Decision, Oney’s Choice.” Martha Washington’s favorite slave, Oney, has run away. Guests learn about the complex relationship between Mrs. Washington and her attendant. Hear from the First Lady and Oney as they try to understand what happened in a relationship that was so close and yet so distant at 12:30 p.m. March 2, 9, 12, 22 and 26 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. This program is included in Historic Area or museum admission.
During “Made by Women,” guests learn about folk art created by female artists at 1:30 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. This program is included in Historic Area or museum admission.
Additional programs include:
These programs are included in Historic Area or museum admission. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY.
The L. Kay Wilkinson Endowment for Women’s Studies helps underwrite Colonial Williamsburg programs such as Women’s History Month.
Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.
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. Explore The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and discover the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum featuring the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670 – 1830 and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
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.