12 Results for tag "Women"
My Story; My Voice
Witness a compelling story from the life of an 18th century person, and then hear from the actor interpreter as they share how they discover and bring to life a voice from the past
The Doctrine of Representation
Meet Hannah Corbin & her brother Richard Henry Lee as they explore the future of voting rights & the meaning of representation.
My Dear Madam
Martha Washington is asked for advice by Abigail Adams and reflects on her life in the public eye and how her friendship with Mrs. Adams shaped their role as a President’s lady.
As she mourns the passing of her beloved, Succordia, an enslaved woman in the twilight of her life, tells us her story of love and faith that transcends her enslaved status.
Embroidery, a Branch of the Millinery Trade
Milliners often advertise that they practice "the trade in all its branches." Visit the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop as they highlight different branches, including embroidery.
Visit a Nation Builder- Ann Wager
Step into the past with Ann Wager, Educator of free and enslaved children.
Visit a Nation Builder- Clementina Rind
Today, Monday, August 3 will be George Wythe instead of Clementina Rind, Mistress of a Free Press.
Visit a Nation Builder- Aggy of Turkey Island
Step into the past with Aggy of Turkey Island, Entangled with her master; fighting for her family's freedom.
Visit a Nation Builder- Martha Washington
Step into the past with Martha Washington, our Nation's first First Lady.
5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Martha Washington
Martha Washington could be considered a household name in America. There are Martha Washington cookbooks, children’s books, and even a Martha Washington Minuet!
How We Know What We Know About Milliner Margaret Hunter
Have you ever wondered how Colonial Williamsburg interpreters know what we know? How do we know, for example, what furniture to put in the Governor’s Palace? How do we know how much it cost to buy a meal in a tavern? How do we know that Peyton Randolph owned 27 …
A Woman Computer
Finding a practical yet reliable method for determining longitude at sea was one of the major scientific quandaries of the 18th century. In 1759, John Harrison debuted his H4 chronometer which ran reliably enough to make the longitude calculation a simple multiplication problem. Unfortunately, devices like Harrison’s “longitude watch” remained …