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March 22, 2012

“Quaker and Baptist Women on the Road to Liberty” Explores Role of Female Itinerant Preachers during the late 17th and 18th Centuries

Through the program, “Quaker and Baptist Women on the Road to Liberty,” guests get a closer look at the struggle for religious tolerance facing female itinerant preachers during the late 17th and 18th centuries. C. Jan Swearingen from Texas A&M University explores the role women played in the fight for religious and political liberty at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, 326 W. Francis St., Williamsburg.

This is a Women’s History Month program.

A Colonial Williamsburg admissions ticket, museum pass or Good Neighbor Card provides access to these programs.

For more information, please call 1-800-HISTORY or (757) 220-7724.

The L. Kay Wilkinson Endowment for Women’s Studies helps underwrite Colonial Williamsburg programs such as Women’s History Month.

Funding from the Kern Family Foundation, Waukesha, Wis., supports Colonial Williamsburg’s religion programming.

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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