June 11, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg’s Spy Week Reveals Secretive History not Found in Books
Colonial Williamsburg guests can learn how to “Save the Revolution” during Spy Week, June 18-25, through programs in the Revolutionary City and the Art Museums.
Programs that will take guests deeper into a world of 18th-century intrigue include:
Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.
In 2000, the late William Kimball and his wife Gretchen made a major gift to create the William and Gretchen Kimball Young Patriots Fund. One of the largest gifts ever made for youth history education, the Kimball Young Patriots Fund supports Revolutionary City youth programming including the Fifes and Drums.
The Estelle and Harold Tanner Endowment for Technology in the Historic Area, established by Colonial Williamsburg Senior Trustee Estelle (Nicki) Tanner and her husband Harold of Scarsdale, N.Y., helps provide support for new initiatives such as “RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn.”
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 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.