Author Tara Nurin discusses the ways alcohol production in colonial and pre-industrial Virginia inhabited a unique space. It mirrored its fellow colonies and states in one fundamental way—women were the primary producers until a new view of science took over and mechanized what had been a cottage industry rooted in nature, tradition, and intuition. Book signing to follow.
Alcohol in 18th and 19th c. Virginia
Donor Visit with a Nation Builder
Museum members and donors who contribute $250 or more annually to the Colonial Williamsburg Fund are invited to visit with a Nation Builder. Reservations strongly recommended.
Free Event Ticket
Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia
Historian Carson Hudson discusses how colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural and the existence of witches with their northern neighbors.
Worldly Family Dining
Open to the Public