Enhance your museum experience by participating in special programs at the Colonial Williamsburg museums. Whether you want to take an in-depth look at a particular artist or introduce your children to the exciting world of art by participating in a hands-on activity, you are sure to find a program you will enjoy. Live performances at the Hennage Auditorium, conversations with a Nation Builder, lectures by visiting scholars, special tours led by curators - check our calendar for daily program details. Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.
Celebrate National Craft Month - Special Workshops
- Reverse Painting on Glass – Friday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. (90 min.) Additional $15 ticket required.
- Mini Scrapbook – Friday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. (90 min.) Additional $5 ticket required.
- Needlebook – Friday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m. (90 min.) Additional $10 ticket required.
- German Window Ornament – Friday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. (90 min.) Additional $10 ticket required.
Women’s History Month at the Museums
The Offering of the Ladies
Mondays – March 3 at 3:30 p.m.; and March 10, 24 and 31 at 3:15 p.m.
Throughout history, women have been asked to do extraordinary things to support their country, their causes and their families. Hear Martha Washington, Elizabeth Nicholas and Martha Jefferson discuss how changing roles and responsibilities tested their character. Learn how they found the strength to lead – as well as endure – as citizens of a new nation. One hour. Included in museum admission.
Mrs. Rockefeller Collects
Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Discover the diversity of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s interests in art and collecting. During this guided tour, learn how Mrs. Rockefeller’s collection of folk art became the centerpiece of our museum created in her honor. One hour. Included in museum admission.
Motherhood in the 18th Century
Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 a.m.
On a guided tour exploring textiles, portraits and more, compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of mothers in the 18th century to those of today.
Other family-friendly programs are offered throughout the year. Check the Calendar for other museum programs during your visit.