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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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  • 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...

  • Quest for a Cure

    Erected in 1773, burned in 1885, and now reconstructed, the Public Hospital was the first public facility in colonial America built for the treatment of the mentally ill. This highly readable account of Quest for a Cure gives an overview of the attitudes...

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  • Red Thunder

    While cannons thundered, swords flashed, and the sky turned red with flame, Nate Chandler and his slave friend, James, went about the darker business of espionage. Their spy world of whispered conspiracies, secret missions alone in the dead of night, and...

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  • Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America - Cover

    Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America

    Stoneware was ubiquitous in colonial and early American homes. In the first comprehensive book on the topic, Colonial Williamsburg curators Janine E. Skerry and Suzanne Findlen Hood chronicle the traditions of stoneware imported from England and Germany...

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  • Silversmith Of Williamsburg DVD

    Part 6 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg The colonial silversmith produced items both functional and beautiful. In this 1971 docudrama, silver scraps are transformed into a magnificent new...

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  • The Amazing Trade Shop Math Race HERO DVD

    Colonial Williamsburg's tradespeople help two teams of students in a race against the clock to help the Continental Army! Quirky "Professor Eddie" highlights how students use their math skills to make shirts, bread, cartridge boxes, and more. Also...

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  • The Cabinetmaker DVD

    Part 11 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg The Cabinetmaker Crafting a Card Table Antique furniture produced in 18th-century Williamsburg serves as patterns for work produced today in...

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  • The Idea of America

    At the heart of America, this book argues, is a great debate. And at the heart of that debate are our shared democratic values: law and ethics, freedom and equality, diversity and unity, common wealth and private wealth. The Idea of America shows how...

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  • The Music Of Williamsburg DVD

    Part 2 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: Colonial Life through a Lens. Filmed in 1960, this docudrama explores how music in 18th-century Williamsburg was a ritual of everyday life—the accompaniment to everything from...

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  • The Swords of George Washington

    The nine known swords owned by George Washington have long fascinated collectors, and now, for the first time, they are all properly illustrated and discussed in the same place. The book presents each weapon in brilliant color and each story in vivid...

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