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Paper Trail

Documenting Rites of Passage in German-speaking America.

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Threads of Feeling

Discover the stories told by simple scraps of fabric - tokens left to identify the babies at London's Foundling Hospital. Now at the DeWitt Wallace.

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New Exhibit:

Painters and Paintings in the Early American South

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Changing Keys:

Keyboard Instruments for America, 1700-1830

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In Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city—black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free—and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.

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