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Family-friendly programs are offered throughout the year.

August 2014 program schedule

September 2014 program schedule

The Star Spangled Banner: 200th Anniversary Celebration Programs

Check the Calendar for other museum programs offered during your visit.

Museum Programs

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.


September at the Museums

  • A Celebration of Quilts

    A Celebration of Quilts

    This NEW exhibition features twelve quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in America from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts include a variety of techniques, from whole cloth to appliqué and piecing. They represent makers from many regions and ethnic groups, including Anglo-Americans, African-Americans, Hawaiians, and Amish.

    Open daily - Included in your museum admission.

  • Creek Paths and Federal Roads

    Creek Paths and Federal Roads

    Tuesday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m.

    Author, Angela Pulley-Hudson explores a new understanding of the development of the American South by examining travel within and between southeastern Indian nations and the southern states from the 1780s-1830s during this illustrated lecture.

    1 hour - $5 extra ticket, free reservations for CW employees, volunteers, and William & Mary faculty and students.

  • The United States Constitution: Then and Now

    The United States Constitution: Then and Now

    Wednesday, September 17 at 4 p.m.

    Celebrate Constitution Day, the 227th anniversary of the signing of this seminal founding document, with a discussion of how the 13 original states came together through compromise to form “a more perfect union.” Historians join founding fathers who were there at the “moment of creation” to guide the conversation and answer your questions.

    1 hour - Included in museum admission.

  • A Century of Invention

    A Century of Invention

    Thursdays, September 11, 18, 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    Learn to think like an 18th-century scientist and discover how the revolutions in science helped spark ideas leading to the American Revolution. Explore the galleries with your guide and see a variety of scientific instruments.

    1 hour - Limited to 25 participants, free reservation required in addition to museum admissions.

  • Growing Up in the 18th Century

    Growing Up in the 18th Century

    Tuesdays, September 9 & 16 at 2:45 p.m.

    On this guided tour for families, learn about life as a kid in the 1700s. Explore familiar objects like those you use every day alongside ones that are very different. Along the way you’ll create a journal to remember your visit.

    1 hour- Included in museum admission.




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