| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Williamsburg residents had plenty of reason to be curious when a pioneering folk art collection assembled by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller went on view inside the newly restored Ludwell Paradise House on Jan. 16, 1935.
Few people before her had viewed ...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:41 PM
NEWARK — There were those who were definitely looking for attention at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, like the guy dressed in Colonial Williamsburg-type garb or the fellow from Denmark who was dressed as the Where's Waldo character.
| 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'...
| 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...
| 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.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The Williamsburg Farmers Market will host a spring market on Saturday, March 15.
The market, which will feature jams, baked goods, dairy products, grass-fed beef, cut flowers and other items, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The market is...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Just 18 days after forming Colonial Williamsburg Inc. and the Williamsburg Holding Corporation on Feb. 27, 1928, preservation pioneer W.A.R Goodwin made one of his most important hires.
Over the following 13 years, landscape...
| Dec 18, 2013
Williamsburg's blacksmiths and tinsmiths weren't the only tradesmen that had to ramp up production for the Revolution.
So many militiamen mobilized for the war in 1775 that their camp just north of town stretched all the way from the Capitol to the...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2013
Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem that noteworthy in a region so rich with history that significant archaeological discoveries are common.
But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School off Prince George and Boundary streets...
| Aug 4, 2013
Of all the public buildings that helped define life in 18th-century Williamsburg, the most conspicuous absence in today's restored colonial capital may be the Market House that once stood near the Powder Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street.