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Giving Tuesday is November 30. Join this worldwide movement celebrating and encouraging support of the non-profits that impact us all. Your generosity keeps this national treasure thriving. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation does not receive federal or state funds and depends almost entirely on grants and individual donations. With your help, we can continue offering engaging, authentic and inspirational programming that fulfills our mission: that the future may learn from the past.

You can double the impact of your gift on Giving Tuesday. Two generous donors are providing up to $1.2 million in matching gift funds. On Giving Tuesday, your gift to the Colonial Williamsburg Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Each time a new gift to the Fund is made, our challenge donors will direct a new gift of an equal amount to both the Powder Magazine restoration and First Baptist Church project.

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Giving Tuesday Schedule

During Giving Tuesday, we will host livestreams throughout the day on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and website. The livestreams will focus on our education, preservation and civic engagement programs. You won’t want to miss these live discussions. Please submit a question and plan on joining us. We will answer as many questions as possible during the livestreams.



10:30 a.m. EST: Preserving the Past, Planning for the Future

Architectural preservation and research staff are responsible for the care and scholarly interpretation of buildings in the Historic Area. As Colonial Williamsburg prepares to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026, several nationally significant projects will greatly enhance our ability to preserve the Historic Area and tell a more complete and accurate story based on evidence.

This discussion features:

Moderator — Earl Granger, Chief Development Officer/Vice President

Panelists — Ron Hurst, the Carlisle H. Humelsine Chief Curator and Vice President for Museums, Preservation and Historic Resources and Matt Webster, Executive Director of the Grainger Department of Architectural Preservation and Research


12:15 p.m. EST: Educational Experiences with Far-reaching Impact

Educational engagement happens through nearly every Colonial Williamsburg experience, occurring on-site in the Historic Area as well as digitally through multi-channel programming. These experiences include courses through the Bob and Marion Wilson Teacher Institute of Colonial Williamsburg and organically through everything from Historic Interpretation to Museum Theatre to the Historic Trades.

This discussion features:

Moderator — Earl Granger, Chief Development Officer/Vice President

Panelists — Beth Kelly, The Royce R. and Kathryn M. Baker Vice President for Education, Research and Historic Interpretation and Stacy Hasselbacher Hernandez, Digital Content Director


4:30 p.m. EST: Pursuing a More Perfect Union

Civic engagement is critical to American democracy. Our shared history, with all its triumphs and tragedies, provides valuable context when it is fully uncovered and shared as a basis for civil discourse and scholarly study. With the 250th anniversary of American independence on the horizon in 2026, Colonial Williamsburg is committed to convening conversations that include all in our roles as citizens to continuing the pursuit of the more perfect union we have yet to achieve.

This discussion features:

Moderator — Earl Granger, Chief Development Officer/Vice President

Panelists — Cliff Fleet, President & CEO of Colonial Williamsburg and Beth Kelly, The Royce R. and Kathryn M. Baker Vice President for Education, Research and Historic Interpretation

Please note, this video was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, so it does not represent current mask and social distancing requirements. We keep our protocols updated to reflect the latest best practices and regulations in cleanliness and health safety.

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