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November 20, 2007

The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg add spirit to the holidays with three different socials

Triple the fun this holiday season with three distinctly different museum socials at the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

  • St. Andrew’s Day Museum Social, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 30. Scottish fiddling master John Turner teams up with singer-guitarist Cliff Williams and fellow Scottish fiddler David Gardner to create a musical tribute honoring Scotland’s patron saint. After the concert, enjoy Scottish-inspired treats in the Museum Café and music throughout the museum.
  • Folk Art and Music Christmas Social, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 5. Begin your evening with a concert of enchanting holiday folk music, then explore delightful exhibitions including this year’s seasonal favorite, “A Child’s Eye View,” featuring a spectacular array of antique toys. You also can try your hand at creating ornaments.
  • 18th-century Museum Christmas Social, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 20. Step back more than two centuries for an evening of music and holiday celebrations as enjoyed by the founding fathers. The Governor’s Musick, the resident performing ensemble for Colonial Williamsburg, will start the evening with a delightful music performed on period instruments including an original Kirckman harpsichord and a Broadwood pianoforte.

    Attire is resort casual. Complimentary beer, wine, alcohol-free beverages and hors d’oeuvers are offered in the Museum Café.

    Cost for Good Neighbors is $17. Advance tickets are $20 and tickets the day of the social cost $25. Fees cover the cost of museum admission and entertainment.

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

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

    The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg include the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and are located at 325 W. Francis St. Admission is included in any Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or by separate museums ticket. For information call (757) 220-7724.

    Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution 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. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic tradespeople research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. 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 Web site at www.history.org.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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