At The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, we simultaneously look back and look ahead to ensure that our work is authentic, relevant and at the forefront of the American experience. Because of you, we are curating and sharing our understanding of the nation’s revolutionary beginning and continuing our pursuit of a more perfect union.
Your generosity advances our education, preservation and civic engagement ambitions by:
- Ensuring our research is extensive, our interpretation and performances are world-class, and our stories reach and inspire all, not just a select few.
- Conserving and uncovering Colonial Williamsburg’s precious and vast resources, which provides the backbone of our educational mission.
- Informing and engaging guests onsite and digitally through citizenship and the still evolving legacy of the American experiment.
The Campbell Archaeology Center
Millions of artifacts have been unearthed in the Historic Area over the past century and archaeologists continue to make new discoveries. A larger, more modern building is needed to house these remarkable pieces of history. The planned Colin G. and Nancy N. Campbell Archaeology Center will be a state-of-the-art facility where researchers can clean, identify, analyze and display artifacts and offer visitors unprecedented access to the process of archaeological discovery.
The Campbell Archaeology Center will be built across from the entrance to the Art Museums, providing a fitting introduction to the Colonial Williamsburg experience. It will feature much-needed classrooms and exhibition space highlighting the groundbreaking history of Colonial Williamsburg archaeology and archaeologists.
“Each year new discoveries underline the continuous opportunity we have to expand the human stories we tell through site interpretation and programming and your support makes that opportunity a reality.”
The Royce R. And Kathryn M. Baker vice President of Education, Research and Historical Interpretation
“Donor support has really helped the Rare Breeds program. Because of your generosity Colonial Williamsburg has become North America’s largest breeder of the rare Cleveland Bay.”
The Bill and Jean Lane Director of Coach & Livestock
“Thank you for your support, generosity and commitment to preserving and sharing our nation’s complex, tragic, paradoxical, fascinating, inspiring, impactful and relevant history.”
—Katrinah Carol Lewis
Artistic Director, Actor/Interpreter
“My work would not be as rich, my resources not as complete without donor funding. Portraying someone as complex and contradictory as Ann Wager means that donor giving is vital.”
Nation Builder, Ann Wager
“Their support not only funds our work but motivates and inspires us to constantly push our research and work to better preserve and understand this amazing piece of American history. ”
Director of Historic Preservation
“The generous assistance of donors enables me and my team to continue research that expands our understanding of the past, contextualizes our present, and provides guidance for our future.”
—Peter Inker Ph.D.
Theresa A. & Lawrence C. Salameno Director of Historical Research and Digital History