8 Results for tag "Preservation"
Painting The Governor’s Palace
As of Feb. 1, 2019, we have finished painting the entry and stair hall at the Governor’s Palace to reflect the latest research discoveries. We began by painting the paneling in the entry hall in January 2018. This year we continued the painting into the back hall, up the stairs, …
Monitoring and Treating for Pesky Pests
What is a sign of summer? Insects! Nothing says hot summer days like bees, ants, and cicadas. Some of these critters are extremely beneficial to our environment, but some wreak havoc on our wooden structures.The Department of Architectural Preservation and Research relies on the expertise of our Integrated Pest Management …
Maintaining Our Painted Surfaces in the Historic Area
One of the major annual projects for the Department of Architectural Preservation and Research is our exterior paint program. Paint is the first line of defense for wooden surfaces, as it protects the wood from moisture. We have found that the integrity of siding and trim is greatly improved with …
Giving an Officer’s Coat New Life with Death Head Buttons
Explore the button restoration process of a regimental coat dated back to 1770. Read on to learn about the conservation method to replicate the buttons.
Behind the New Behind-the-Scenes Architectural Preservation Virtual Tour
Discover the 3D animated, 360-degree, virtual tour of the Governor's Palace, The Capitol Building, and the three galleries at Colonial Williamsburg Art Museum.
Preserving the Windmill: A Conversation with Steve Chabra
Colonial Williamsburg’s windmill, designed and built between 1955 and 1957, is a reconstruction based on the 1636 Bourn windmill in Cambridgeshire, England. Since its completion in 1957, countless Colonial Williamsburg staff have been involved in the preservation and maintenance of this structure. Unlike the homes and public buildings in Colonial …
What Can Paint Analysis Tell Us About the Bray School?
The discovery and examination of the Williamsburg Bray School has been an important and exciting project for William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CW), particularly CW’s Department of Architectural Preservation and Research, working in collaboration with the Department of Conservation.
Ongoing Preservation Projects
Architectural preservation and research staff at Colonial Williamsburg are responsible for the care and scholarly interpretation of buildings in the Historic Area. This work includes preservation and stewardship of historic structures, design of new reconstructions, historic interiors, curation of the architectural collections, and ongoing research on the city's built and …