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March 1, 2002

Williamsburg Institute hosts back-to-back seminars on 18th-century transportation and music

The Williamsburg Institute is offering two back-to-back seminars in March on transportation and music in the 18th century: “By Land and Sea, By Horse and Foot: Travel in Early Virginia,” March 14-16, and “The Music of Colonial Williamsburg,” March 17-19.

Participants in “By Land and Sea” will examine early modes and means of travel on land and by water through lectures describing the conditions of the New World, demonstrations exploring the relationship between travel and trades, behind-the-scenes tours of Colonial Williamsburg’s modern day stables and presentations by Colonial Williamsburg experts. A special tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s 173-acre Historic Area will include numerous opportunities to experience travel 18th-century style.

Registration is $195. The fee includes all presentations, an opening reception, morning breaks, a boxed lunch, dinner on Saturday evening and a Colonial Williamsburg Freedom Pass to all exhibition buildings and museums. Register by mail, fax or online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.org. For additional registration information, contact the registrar by telephone (757) 220-7174, fax (757), 565-8630 or email tdailey@cwf.org.

Music always has been a part of Colonial Williamsburg’s interpretation of the life and culture of 18th-century Virginia. In “The Music of Colonial Williamsburg,” lectures, demonstrations and performances will bring the musical world to life before your eyes and ears. From the Governor’s Palace to the slave’s pallet, participants will follow musical arts at all levels of colonial society, and will discover Colonial Williamsburg’s unique ability to combine its research, instrument and print-music collections with the artistic excellence of its performers in historically accurate settings that provide a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Registration is $159 The fee includes all lectures and concerts, morning and afternoon breaks, and a Colonial Williamsburg Freedom Pass. Register by mail, fax or online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.org. For additional registration information, contact the registrar by telephone (757) 220-7182, fax (757) 565-8630 or email tkinkead@cwf.org.

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Sophia Hart
(757) 220-7272



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