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Tramp Art
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Notch or chip carving required few tools and little training. In the most common form of tramp art, notches were carved into the edges of cigar box wood, usually with a penknife, and the carved wood was then stacked and fastened with small nails or glue to create detailed, three dimensional designs. Men with spare time in the evenings created wonderfully layered objects that decorated the homes of family and friends. Furniture pieces like the cheval glass were made from large chunks of wood but with the same notched/chip carved technique.

09/29/2012 - 09/07/2014
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM


Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America, 1700 – 1830
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Explore the evolution of spinets, harpsichords, and pianos in the 18th century in this exhibition of more than 25 instruments. Examine the differences in the various types of keyboards as well as the evolution of the instrument over time.  At the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. 800-HISTORY

12/12/2012 - 09/07/2014


“Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America”
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Fraktur A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery. The 100-year-old term “fraktur” initially described colorful and fancifully designed watercolors and illuminated manuscripts, usually recording births, baptisms, marriages and, in some instances, deaths, before the advent of centralized vital recordkeeping. For formal documents, the German-language scriveners favored an elaborate alphabet with letters that had a broken — or fractured — appearance.

06/29/2013 - 06/30/2015


A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
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rich and varied culture exhibitThis wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early southern style. The exhibition was made possible by Carolyn and Michael McNamara.

02/14/2014 - 12/31/2015


Wine Tastings at Riverwalk Restaurant
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In our lobby, every Friday, sample delicious wines from various vineyards and regions. Free. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information.

03/14/2014 - 08/29/2014
6 - 8 pm


China of the Most Fashionable Sort Exhibition
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Capture 1China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America will open March 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of eighteenth-century colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it indicated wealth and status. This exhibit will illustrate the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia. Objects recovered from archaeological excavations will also be featured.

03/15/2014 - 12/31/2014


REVQUEST: The Old Enemy- Colonial Williamsburg’s Latest Interactive Alternate Reality Game
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Capture 1It's game on, starting March 31 when on-site play begins in the latest episode of the “RevQuest: Save the Revolution!” series. The newest game — “RevQuest: The Old Enemy” — recruits players to come to the Revolutionary City as agents of the Committee for Secret Correspondence, established by the Continental Congress and led by Benjamin Franklin. The 13 colonies are on the verge of declaring their independence from Great Britain and fighting has already begun. The fledging nation — with no professional army or navy — faces a struggle against the most powerful military force in the world. Questors must work covertly to secure a critical but secret alliance, without which the American cause will almost assuredly be lost. As they begin the game, questors make a quick virtual video journey to Philadelphia, where they meet one of the nation’s founding fathers who gives them instructions for their mission before the adventure leads them into the Revolutionary City. In the streets of the 18th-century Virginia capital, they encounter secret agents and discover mysterious documents while they pursue a series of clues in an effort to secure this crucial ally. Armed with a set of orders, questors have all the tools they need to break codes and hunt for hidden clues while they send and receive secret messages through their text-capable cell phones. Based on actual events and real people, the game challenges players as never before to break codes and avoid detection as they find their way online and through the Revolutionary City to save the cause of American liberty. Players begin their mission online starting March 17 at www.history.org/your-mission, by virtually navigating the streets of Williamsburg and interacting with town’s residents to find foreign agents who may be able to aid the cause of American Independence. But players must be careful, as not everyone is as he or she seems, and only the most secret of spies will receive the highest score.  Enhanced and expanded online activities for “RevQuest: The Old Enemy” are designed to engage participants of all ages in the game before they arrive in Williamsburg. Successful completion of the game earns questors an invitation to attend a secret finale where they will learn about the people and events that inspired the game. Players will also receive a souvenir token of appreciation for their work and a password for unlocking hidden content on the website to continue the mission online. When they arrive in Williamsburg, players pick up their game materials at Colonial Williamsburg’s Regional Visitor Center. The game is free with a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket and is best played with the use of a cell phone capable of text messaging. To play the game through to conclusion requires approximately 90 minutes to two hours, but playing time does not have to be continuous. Players may spread their playing time throughout their stay as they explore the Revolutionary City for clues. The game will appeal to families, couples, friends and people of all ages, but is most suitable for players eight years and older. The Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites is the official hotel of “RevQuest: The Old Enemy.”

03/31/2014 - 11/30/2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Gallery at York Hall
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CaptureThe Gallery at York Hall opened for its 13th season on Tuesday, April 1.  The Gallery is operated by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and managed by volunteer Sharon Owen. Located in York Hall, the Gallery features a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The exhibits feature the works of over 30 local artists, increasing the awareness of high quality art in the community and showcasing historic Yorktown as an arts destination. The Gallery’s 30-plus volunteers also serve the community by maintaining a visitor information area, offering brochures, maps, discounts, and friendly service and hospitality to over 17,000 guests annually. Exhibits at the gallery include quilts, mixed media, and pottery, featuring local botanical artist Linda Miller and pottery artist Brenda Mahoney.  From April 30 through May 3, the Gallery will host an artist reception and print signing by Linda Miller. Brenda Mahoney will be at the gallery on May 4 for a pottery demonstration.  The spring/summer exhibits at the gallery are as follows:

APRIL – MAY  ‘Quilts’ Exhibit
  • April 30 – May 3 Artist reception and printsigning by botanical artist Linda Miller
  • May 4 Brenda Mahoney, pottery
JUNE - ‘Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring Brenda Mahoney
  • June 7-8 Linda Miller, demos & print signing
JULY - Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring all gallery Potters
AUGUST - ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings

04/01/2014 - 12/30/2014
Tues - Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1-4pm


New Town Art Gallery Guest Artists
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Capture 1New Town Art Gallery is happy to announce that watercolor artists Richard DePaul and Holly Etheridge will be our new guest artists for three months beginning in June 2014. Richard DePaul is a native of the Philadelphia area and a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art.   DePaul chronicles the Williamsburg and Tidewater areas with his award winning watercolors. Holly Etheridge enjoys creating very detailed, realistic watercolors and pencil drawings that feature strong contrasts and textures, and are inspired by local nature and European travels. Two Photos:  1) 'Capitol Morning' by Richard DePaul;  2) 'Place d'Italie, Paris' by Holly Etheridge

06/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12-5pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

06/07/2014 - 11/29/2014
8:00 AM -12:00 PM


A Celebration of Quilts
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Capture 1June 7, 2014 Through June 2016 Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts include a variety of techniques, from whole cloth to appliqué and piecing. They represent makers from many regions and ethnic groups, including Anglo-Americans, African-Americans, Hawaiians, and Amish.

06/07/2014 - 06/30/2016


The Gallery at York Hall Arts Exhibit
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Event photoA welcome center for visitors and gathering place for residents, The Gallery features artwork for show and sell year-round.  In addition, limited engagement shows are presented, displaying themed exhibits.

Featured in July: Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring all gallery Potters

Visit often to see what's new!

07/01/2014 - 07/31/2014
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am- 4 pm | Sunday 1 - 4 pm


Peter Pan, The Musical! – Williamsburg Players
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Capture 1The perfect family - friendly musical!   Only Nine Performances This ever-popular musical adaptation of Peter Pan brings to life all the charm of J.M. Barrie’s original story of the boy who wouldn't grow up! Peter Pan and Captain Hook revel in the age-old conflict between good and evil.  Wendy, Michael and John fly off to Neverland for adventure after adventure with Indians and Pirates.  The audience will light up with delight in the emotion, adventure and spectacle of this wonderful story. And everyone will join in with an audience sing-a-long with Peter Pan at the end of Act 1 as we try to revive Tinker Bell!  The story we know and love with fresh, bright and new up-beat songs to cherish for years to come!  Come Away, Come Away to the Neverland and let us teach you to fly!  Book by J.M. Barrie, Music and Lyrics by Piers Chater Robinson. Presented by special arrangement with International Music & Theatre LTD London This is a fund raising event presented by the Williamsburg Players. It is not part of the regular WP season and requires a separate adult $20.00 or Student/Children $10.00 admission ticket.

07/18/2014 - 07/27/2014
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm | Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00 pm


Yorktown Market Days
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Event photoFresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free. Visit the Market Days website.

07/26/2014 8:00 am- 12:00 pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market
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Event photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.
 

07/26/20148:00 am - 12:00 pm


Paint Night at Riverwalk Restaurant
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Event photoBring some friends for a fun relaxing evening! We provide all supplies. You will be using non-toxic, acrylic paints on a 16"x20" canvas. We provide step by step instructions from professional artists. Take home your masterpiece at the conclusion of the event.

07/27/20145:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Music Under The Stars with U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND BAND Jazz Combo
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Capture 1Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.

07/31/20147:00 p.m.


The Gallery at York Hall Art Exhibit
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Event photoA welcome center for visitors and gathering place for residents, The Gallery features artwork for show and sell year-round.  In addition, limited engagement shows are presented, displaying themed exhibits. Featured in August: ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings Visit often to see what's new!

08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Tuesday - Saturday 10 amM - 4 pm | Sunday 1-4 pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Farmers Market Week
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

08/02/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


Yorktown Market Days
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Event photoFresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free. Visit the Market Days website.

08/02/2014 - 08/30/2014
8:00 am- 12:00 pm


Music Under The Stars with U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND BAND NCO-LED Concert Band
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Capture 1Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.

08/07/20147:00 p.m.


Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps performs at Berkeley Plantation
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PlymouthBerkeley Plantation is proud to host the performance of the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps.  The corps is made up of 40 – 50 students ranging from ages 12-18.  Its members are dedicated to preserving the ancient arts of color guard, fifing and drumming with emphasis on music played during the Revolutionary War. Berkeley is the site of the first official Thanksgiving in America, home of the Harrison’s, Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence and William H. Harrison, ninth U.S. president.  Taps was first played  at Berkeley during the Civil War when General McClellan’s Union army occupied the plantation during the summer of 1862.  Tour guides in period costumes conduct tours of the 1726 Georgian mansion from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

08/07/201410:30 am


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Farmers Market Week
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

08/09/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


2nd Sunday Festival
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Capture 1Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html

08/10/201411:00am - 5:00pm


Military Band Concert Series

Capture2A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing.

08/12/2014 - 08/26/2014
6:30 to 8 pm


Music Under The Stars with U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND BAND Latin Band
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Capture 1Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.

08/14/20147:00 p.m.


Williamsburg Farmers Market
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

08/16/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


Music Under The Stars with U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND BAND Woodwind Quintet and Brass Quintets
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Capture 1Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.

08/21/20147:00 p.m.


Williamsburg Farmers Market
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

08/23/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


 
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