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Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series
at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Funded by the Horatio Hall Whitridge and Gracia Grieb Whitridge Lecture Series Endowment

A Colonial Williamsburg Admissions Ticket, Museum Pass, or Good Neighbor Card provides access for the public for most lectures. See individual lecture descriptions for any additional ticket or reservation requirements.

  • Next Lecture:

    October 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., Hennage Auditorium

    George Washington and the Treason of Benedict Arnold

    Peter Henriques

    Gen. Benedict Arnold's audacious plan to deliver the crucial fortress at West Point to the British was one of the most dramatic events of the American Revolution. Historian Peter Henriques will discuss George Washington's relationship with Arnold. What does Washington's response to the treason and its aftermath tell us about his leadership and character?
    $5 program ticket required in addition to museum admission

  • November 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., Hennage Auditorium

    From Downton to Gatsby: Jewelry and Fashion from 1890 to 1929

    Andrew Prince

    Discover why Andrew Prince considers fashion and jewelry as two parts of one whole. He should know. The renowned jewelry expert has created costume jewelry and tiaras for such period dramas as "The Young Victoria" and the hit PBS series "Downton Abbey." During this talk, he'll illustrate the elements that shaped this glittering period. Learn of social, cultural, and political events, connections between the great jewelers and couture houses--and the many splendid characters that moved in the turn-of-the-century milieu.
    $5 program ticket required in addition to museum admission. Free reservations available for current CW employees, volunteers, and W&M students and faculty.

Programs and exhibitions at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.