Category: Colonial Williamsburg

Visiting the Revolutionary City 2

Visiting the Revolutionary City

So a few weeks ago I finally had the chance to visit Colonial Williamsburg…about 23 years after my last visit. I loved it then as a child, but remembered “pottery” more than anything, and...

Interpretive Programs this weekend! 0

Interpretive Programs this weekend!

Hey everybody!! I hope that folks enjoyed their mid-week holiday, I know I did. I saw a few headlines that raised eyebrows and caused a squawk about who really gets to enjoy the holiday....

The Children are our Future, But Why are all the Interpreters I Know Over 40? 0

The Children are our Future, But Why are all the Interpreters I Know Over 40?

Last night, in York County, South Carolina, the Culture and Heritage Museums held their annual Keepers of the Culture Award ceremony. This award goes to individuals who find ways to keep the culture of...

The teachable moments in interpretation 0

The teachable moments in interpretation

Thanks to Tom DeWolf, I saw that The Washington Post recently did a story on Colonial Williamsburg and its historic interpretation. The article was written by Rachel Manteuffel and it described her experience visiting...

Re-creating the slave community 0

Re-creating the slave community

Names on an inventory, narratives collected by the WPA, oral histories passed down form generation to generation…or as I like to look at it, the haunting of the slave community. The slave owners of...

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