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Each season, Williamsburg presents unique events and activities for guests and locals. With cultural events like concerts and art exhibits, visitors can enjoy the unique offerings of the area. The history of Williamsburg appeals to visitors from all over, and there are a variety of ways to celebrate our nation's history. Exhibits span art, music and education to enhance history appreciation for visitors of all ages. Look for special events that will happen during your visit, or plan your visit for your favorite events!
They... will ever be our natural enemies"
Decimus Et. Ultimus Barziza, who was born in Williamsburg, was typical of his generation reared on the verge of the Civil War. However, his story of the Civil War is far from average. Fighting with the famed 4th Texas and escaping from a Union prison, he was doggedly determined to support the new Confederacy. After the war Decimus defended the way of life he knew in Williamsburg before the war, becoming a vehement anti-reconstruction Democrat. Come hear about his life and a Williamsburger's colorful experience during the volatile years before, during and after the Civil War. Drew Gruber, a resident of Williamsburg has worked for the American Battlefields Protection Program as well as several other preservation organizations and is currently employed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Presented as part of the programming associated with “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a national traveling exhibition which focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the constitutional challenges of the Civil War.July 05, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Williamsburg Civil War Tour
Two popular walking tours return this summer. Through the “Williamsburg Civil War Tour,” guests learn about how the colonial capital of Williamsburg played an important part in the American Civil War. In addition to serving both the Northern and Southern Armies, it experienced a tragic battle on its doorstep. Join in the tour of the major Civil War sites of the town, meet people who were here and learn more about Williamsburg’s role in this heartrending period of American history. The one-hour walking tour is offered at 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8:20, 8:40 and 9 p.m. Thursdays, June 21-Aug. 16May 20, 2013
American Furniture: From Virginia to Vermont
This exhibition in the Elizabeth Ridgely and Miodrag Blagojevich Gallery highlights pieces from three regions: Eastern Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New England. While early furniture forms and styles from these areas were similar during the late 17th through the early 19th centuries, the interpretation and the popularity of designs varied due to differences in local economies, trade settlement patterns, and the religious and cultural backgrounds of the inhabitants. A section on painted furniture further demonstrates regional styles and decorative influences.April 01, 2012 - December 31, 2013
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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