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October 5, 2012

Decorate Jack-o’-Lanterns with Colonial Williamsburg Images This Halloween

Colonial Williamsburg has designs on pumpkin carving this Halloween. Families will enjoy using 18th-century-inspired beginner and advanced patterns for pumpkin carving.

Guests can select from 27 revolutionary designs including a cannon, cresset, stocks, the Founding Fathers, historic buildings and a pineapple, the 18th-century symbol of hospitality. Free patterns and carving instructions can be downloaded from

An image of candlelit pumpkins also can be used as computer screen wallpaper and can be downloaded from the same page at

Send the Revolutionary spirit to friends and family through seasonal ePostcards. To e-mail a card, visit and choose from a selection of autumnal designs, including jack-o’-lanterns.

Downloads of the pumpkin carving 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 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 Hotels feature conference spaces and recreation activities from spa and fine dining to world-class golf. 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.

Revolutionary City® is a registered trademark 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

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