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  • George Washington's Rules To Live By

    When the Father of Our Country was a boy, he copied by hand a list of rules written almost 150 years before, and then passed on from generation to generation. The rules covered everything from table manners and hygiene to integrity and citizenship, and...

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  • Gunsmith Of Williamsburg DVD

    Part 4 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg The gun was a vital part of life in 18th-century Williamsburg, and this 1965 docudrama demonstrates the expertise that went into the making of each...

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  • Hammerman In Williamsburg DVD

    Part 5 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg In this realistic 1973 dramatization of life in colonial Virginia, our master blacksmith explains why the "hammerman" was one of the most vital...

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  • Historic Trades

    With more than 90 color photos, this charming hardcover book celebrates Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Trades in vivid detail. Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area is home to the largest, most diverse museum-operated trades program in the world. Here...

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  • John's Story: 1775

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon As tensions rise between England and the colonies, John's father hopes for a peaceful solution. When his older brother George joins the militia to fight for Virginia liberties,...

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    Liberty: A Day on DoG Street

    Liberty is Colonial Williamsburg's mascot, a dog just like George Washington may have owned. Join Liberty as she visits the people and places (and animals) of Williamsburg, as she grabs a shoe from the shoemaker, finds her way out the maze behind the...

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  • Mapping Colonial America CD ROM

    Explore maps from Colonial Williamsburg's collection in this interactive CD ROM. The maps, dated from 1587 to 1782, provide an intimate look at the struggles and ambitions of Colonial America's colonists. The exhibition features a zooming tool that...

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  • Melody Harp

    This finely crafted wood zither, or melody harp, is one of the easiest instruments a child can play. Simply slide one of 12 song sheets under the strings and follow the "dots" with the pick. A great way to start a child onto a lifetime of music. 14 1/2"...

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  • My America: An Owner's Guide

    My America: An Owner’s Guide asks kids to think about fundamental questions about what it really means to be an American. How does America work? Who are "We the People?" And how have the American people shaped our history? Filled with kid-friendly...

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  • Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Teenager Kelly Brennan is spending the summer in Williamsburg with Aunt Alma. Odd occurrences-rustling noises in the night, a portrait that moves around, the scent of lilacs in the air-make Kelly think something strange is going on. Kelly also uncovers...

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  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard has a long history that predates the United States of America. Founded in 1767 as the Gosport Shipyard, it has been burned and rebuilt three times, once to prevent it from getting into the hands of the newly independent state of...

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  • Organic Fiber Dyeing

    Traditional Dyes for Modern Fabric Lovers. Color, color, and more color-dyeing fabric was just as important to the citizens of 18th-century America in places such as Williamsburg, Virginia, as it is to today's quilters and fabric artists. Using...

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  • Pineapple Bookend Set

    In colonial times, the pineapple was a symbol of hospitality. Our Brass Pineapple Bookend Set still conveys this message. The pineapple shape is sand cast in solid brass and then polished to a lustrous finish. A final coat of clear lacquer maintains...

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  • Plants of Colonial Williamsburg

    This guide to the plants in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens describes and discusses two hundred flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs. The historical background of each plant links it with the colonial period. Brief biographies of early plantsmen explain the...

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  • Powdered Ink

    Period Virginia Gazette newspaper advertisements show that colored ink was sold in several leading stores in 18th-century Williamsburg. Mix powdered ink with water to produce a rich colored ink for use with quills and other dip pens. Instructions and...