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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


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 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 am - 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


Why Aren’t They Smiling? A New Look at Civil War Photographs
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EventEvery photograph tells a story. Join historian Carson Hudson as he examines interesting and unusual wartime photographs, sharing the stories behind the emerging photographic moment and the myths surrounding Civil War images.
Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund

08/12/201411:30 am – 12:30 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


Music Under The Stars with U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND BAND 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.

08/28/20147:00 p.m.


Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Free Concert at Lake Matoaka
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Event photoThe Virginia Symphony, which includes about 10 members of William & Mary music faculty, will perform a free concert at the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre. The concert, sponsored by William & Mary and the City of Williamsburg. Ben Rous will conduct a program with highlights of the 2014-15 season. Guests are invited to bring family and friends, beach chairs and blankets. Personal coolers and picnic baskets will be permitted; however, no external alcohol will be allowed. Wine will be available for purchase on site. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

08/28/20147:30 pm


The Taste Tradition presents Bushels & Barrels
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IMG_9083taste-squareIt's a culinary revolution in the Revolutionary City! Colonial Williamsburg's esteemed culinary brigade from our 10 restaurants invites you to enjoy the sights and sounds of our colonial past, while savoring the complex flavors of today's centuries-inspired cuisine.   Paid Event Ticket Required. Please call to make reservations or purchase ticket bundles: (855) 666-6248

08/29/20146:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Yorktown Celebrates Arts Month Opening Night
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Event photoYorktown Celebrates Arts Month "Opening Night" featuring a Gallery of Original Ceramics & Pottery accompanied by music, food & beverages, and a silent auction. This a fundraiser to support visual and performing arts in our community. $40 per person advance purchase, $45 at the door. Tickets available in the Gallery at York Hall or reserve tickets at the door by sending checks to "Celebrate Yorktown Committee" PO Box 557, Yorktown, VA 23690.

08/29/20145:30 - 8:00 pm


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.

08/30/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


Virginia Symphony Concert
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CapturePack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy a FREE concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under a canopy of stars. Pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and picnic judging, 6 pm.

08/30/20147:30 PM, Pre-concert starts at 6:00 PM


A Touch of Earth presents “In The Clay Zone”
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Event photoBill Campbell Art Porcelain is the special Pottery exhibit for the month. Campbell makes exquisite porcelain dinnerware for every occasion along with vases and containers for flowers, wall art and many other functional art pieces for everyday use. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month......Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demonstrations by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month.

09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sun: noon-5:00 pm


 
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