| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:22 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — President Franklin D. Roosevelt wasn't the only one impressed by Duke of Gloucester Street when he dedicated Colonial Williamsburg's newly reconstructed 18th-century thoroughfare in 1934.
Laid out according to a plan drawn by Gov....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Colonial Williamsburg will offer free admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to visitors who "like" the Colonial Williamsburg Facebook page.
To get free single-day admission to the museums, visitors must say "I'm a fan," at any...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 1:43 PM
When Colonial Williamsburg staged its first Antiques Forum in 1949, it hoped the art historians, antique dealers and antique collectors who gathered from across the country would leave the pioneering event feeling enlightened.
Instead, the remarks...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:54 AM
President Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t the only one impressed by Duke of Gloucester Street when he dedicated Colonial Williamsburg’s newly reconstructed 18th-century thoroughfare in 1934.
Laid out according to a plan drawn by Gov. Francis...
| Feb 14, 2014
I'm writing to the residents and business owners of Annapolis to address the on-going development facing the Annapolis City Dock area and past/present proposals on the functionality of the Fawcett building and property.
I am an Annapolitan going on 96-...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
With the dreadful weather that's spread across much of the country this winter, even into the usually balmy South, thoughts of spring might seem like a fantasy.
But spring break really is on the horizon. It's a nebulous term, though, with getaways...
| Nov 12, 2013
In the 18th century, entertaining was done with desserts that could feed a crowd — a huge crowd. An election cake might serve up to 150 people, says Michael Krondl, a New York City food historian and author of "Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert....
| Nov 12, 2013
Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made, particularly in a holiday season, a time typically so rich with recollections. Salute that spirit with a historic dessert rooted in the North American past. For while tastes, trends and technology...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Despite her husband's deep distaste for Modern art, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller became nationally prominent as one of the avant garde movement's earliest and most influential American patrons — and the driving force behind the founding of New York's...
| Nov 15, 2013
After the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the most important sound in Williamsburg was no longer the urgent voices in the Capitol debating Virginia's future.
Instead it was the ringing of hammers and rattling of tin at the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:01 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — The real-life tenant of "Downton Abbey" will be in Williamsburg next month.
Colonial Williamsburg and WHRO are hosting Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle, the real-life setting for Masterpiece'...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Three teams of chefs from Williamsburg, Virginia Beach and Richmond will compete for top honor at the 2014 Iron Chef Wine & Food Expo. This year’s event will be held from 5:30 to 9 :30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Williamsburg Lodge.