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October 3, 2005

Enjoy CW's Autumn Museum Social of art, music and cocktails

Strains from Big Band hits will emanate from the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, 325 Francis Street, this fall. The Autumn Museum Social will feature art, music and cocktails from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on select Thursdays in October, November, and December.

On Oct. 13, Mike Hassell brings the popular sounds of the 1940s to the Wallace Museum. Folk music will fill the galleries on Nov. 10. Guests can gear up for the holidays on Dec. 8 with jazzy holiday tunes.

Guests can stroll the galleries and enjoy period paintings, American furniture, ceramic pottery, military and civilian weapons, and special exhibitions from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

Attire is resort casual. Beverages are available at a cash bar.

For more information, call (757) 220-7984 or e-mail museums@cwf.org.

Admission is $5 with any current Colonial Williamsburg admission pass or Good Neighbor Pass and $8 without a current Colonial Williamsburg admission pass. Fees cover the cost of museum admission and entertainment.

Tickets are available in advance through any Colonial Williamsburg ticket location, including the Wallace Museum Shop, or by calling 1-800-HISTORY.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s award winning DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund, displays the Foundation’s exceptional collection of British and American decorative arts. Entered through the reconstructed Public Hospital of 1773, the museum is on Francis Street near Merchants Square and is open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is included in any multi-day Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or separate museums ticket. For program information call (757) 220-7724.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121



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