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    The Restoration of Williamsburg

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  • The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series

    In 1928, a vision shared by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and rector of Bruton Parish Church, Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, led to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, turning the sleepy southern town into a national icon.

    Through the voices of the restoration, colonial life, and historic trades, the ARCHIVE SERIES speaks from our past, reflecting the intellectual thought, art, and daily life of a vibrant colonial period.

    Pick your favorites or buy the whole series:
    Williamsburg Restored
    Music of Williamsburg
    The Colonial Naturalist Mark Catesby
    Gunsmith
    Hammerman
    Search for a Century
    Silversmith
    A Glorious System of Things
    Forged in Wood
    The Rockefeller Family
    Cabinetmaker

    View video clips of each program on the Williamsburg Marketplace site.

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  • The Rockefeller Family and Colonial Williamsburg

    The Rockefeller Family and Colonial Williamsburg

    Story of how one of America's great industrial families came to sponsor the reconstruction of Virginia's colonial capital.

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    Without the Rockefeller family there would be no Colonial Williamsburg. This video is the story of how one of America's great industrial families came to sponsor the reconstruction of Virginia's colonial capital, so that in John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s words "The future may learn from the past". Told with the warmth and humor of the first person recollections of David Rockefeller, and illustrated by rarely seen photographs and film footage this video chronicles the Rockefeller family's dedication to creating the national treasure, Colonial Williamsburg.





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