5 Results for tag "Architecture & Preservation"
Presentation: Rediscovering the Bray School
Discover how our interpreters and scholars are making history by exploring the untold and ongoing story of the Williamsburg Bray School.
Tour: Arboretum Griffin Campus
Learn about Colonial Williamsburg’s Arboretum and the native and exotic trees and shrubs that make up its collection, some of which are uncommon in commercial landscapes.
How to appear knowledgeable about Virginia Architecture
Learn all about Virginia's 18th-century architecture. Read to discover the architectural styles and features that reflect the taste of Virginians of that era.
Revisiting Thomas Everard’s Parlor
As we’ve shared in previous posts, one of the department’s current projects is a renewed study and re-interpretation of Thomas Everard’s parlor. This has included researching features such as wallpapers, carpets, and paints which were long ago removed or obscured, yet evidence remains to tell the story. Paint analysis in …
Williamsburg Bray School Project Update
In 2022 the Department of Architectural Preservation and Research (DAPR) focused on investigating the Williamsburg Bray School building and began working with a contractor to remove the nineteenth and twentieth centuries additions. This painstaking deconstruction work was done to avoid any damage to the original eighteenth-century frame and surviving architectural …