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Colonial Williamsburg Publications

Books in this section are official publications of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

  • The Williamsburg Art of Cookery | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    The Williamsburg Art of Cookery

    In 1938, Helen Bullock compiled an amazing collection of favorite "receipts" or recipes known to have been used in Virginia households in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Williamsburg Art of Cookery allows modern cooks to offer the same time-tested fare...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg: The Story | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg: The Story

    It was in Williamsburg, Virginia, that American independence—and democracy—took root. And it is in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg that millions have learned about the continuing relevance of America's founding ideas. Spanning...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg: The Official Guide

    Colonial Williamsburg: The Guide

    No visit to Colonial Williamsburg is complete without our official guide book! This first new edition of Colonial Williamsburg's official guide since 2014, this book includes information on all of Colonial Williamsburg's historic sites. This guide...
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  • The Coins of Colonial America

    The Coins of Colonial America

    An impressive collection of antique coins donated to the Foundation is the focus of this book. Joseph Lasser contributed an overview about currency in colonial North America and sections on "Latin American Origins," "Coins Powered World Trade," "Coins in...
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  • Dollhouses Miniature Kitchens and Shops

    Dollhouses Miniature Kitchens and Shops

    For years, a visit to the dollhouse and antique toy exhibit at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum has been a beloved Christmas tradition for Williamsburg natives and out-of-town visitors alike. Now readers can bring the charm of the Folk Art...
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  • Duel in the Wilderness

    Duel in the Wilderness

    Major George Washington stared grimly at the French commander facing him. The young Virginian had traveled hundreds of miles into the frontier to deliver a message from the King of England. After a dangerous journey, Washington had arrived at his...
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  • Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg

    Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg

    Virginia, of course, is famous for its hospitality. Drawing on that tradition, here's a treasure trove of ideas for celebrating special occasions throughout the year. From a winter anniversary to a spring wedding, a Fourth of July picnic to a children's...
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  • Colonial Colors

    Colonial Colors

    Eight colorful colonial objects-a black three-cornered hat, a red drum, a yellow lady's hat, a green cart, a white wig, a blue shoe, a brown saddle, and orange yarn-are depicted. Colonial Colors board book.   Features Depicts Colorful Colonial...
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  • The Cabinetmaker DVD

    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 Colonial...
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  • Forged In Wood DVD

    Forged In Wood DVD

    Part 9 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg This 1987 documentary shows how re-creating James Anderson's blacksmith shop provided a challenge for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's architectural...
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  • Silversmith Of Williamsburg DVD

    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 Music Of Williamsburg DVD

    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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  • Gunsmith Of Williamsburg DVD

    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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  • The Colonial Naturalist DVD

    The Colonial Naturalist DVD

    Part 3 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: Colonial Life through a Lens. Filmed in 1965, this docudrama highlights Mark Catesby's first visit to the colonies, where the self-trained naturalist spent time observing his natural...
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  • Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop

    Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop

    Gingerbread cookies and other goodies from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop bring back delicious memories for generations of Williamsburg visitors. In this cookbook, original recipes from rare 18th-century cookbooks are presented side-by-side with their...
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  • The Williamsburg Cookbook

    The Williamsburg Cookbook

    Once tasted, the food of Williamsburg is not forgotten. Visitors return again and again for Chowning Tavern's Brunswick Stew, Christiana Campbell's Spoon Bread, the Williamsburg Inn's Breast of Turkey Supreme and countless other delicacies. In this...
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  • Quest for a Cure

    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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  • ABC Hotch Potch Coloring Book

    ABC Hotch Potch Coloring Book

    The illustrations in this coloring book were taken from "The Comical Hotch-Potch or the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master," a hand-colored print published in London in 1782 by Carington Bowles. The print features a comical character named Hotch-Potch...
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  • DVD TM American Revolution on the Frontier HERO

    DVD TM American Revolution on the Frontier HERO

    Discover how the Revolutionary War reached into the West to frontier communities in the Ohio River Valley. American Indians, French traders, British and American colonists, and African Americans faced life-changing decisions about whether to fight - and...
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  • Amy, Ben and Catalpa the Cat

    Amy, Ben and Catalpa the Cat

    Great pictures and lots of action! In this full-color alphabet story in verse, Amy, Ben and Catalpa take children on a fun-filled day in 18th-century Williamsburg. No sooner does a fifer pass Amy and Ben's window than they are off to the fair! During...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Hauntings

    Colonial Williamsburg Hauntings

    Based on the official Colonial Williamsburg ghost tours, this book features stories from employees, residents and guests. Here are tales of unexplained alarms, moving chairs and windows, even flying checkerboards - plus spooky images of scenes guests on...
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  • The Swords of George Washington

    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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  • Ghosts Amongst Us

    Ghosts Amongst Us

    Based in part on Colonial Williamsburg's popular evening programs "Cry Witch" and "Ghosts Amongst Us"—and also including stories that have never been performed—here are the tales that chilled and amused Virginians over two hundred years ago...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Decorates for Christmas

    Colonial Williamsburg Decorates for Christmas

    The beauty of a Williamsburg Christmas can be yours every year with this how-to book. Directions for making 42 gorgeous decorations, including 249 step-by-step drawings and 35 color illustrations, will help you create the perfect holiday atmosphere in...
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  • Early Upholstery Seating

    Early Upholstery Seating

    Watch a feature about our restoration expert, Leroy Graves, on CBS Sunday Morning. Leading Colonial Williamsburg conservator Leroy Graves has changed the way collectors and museums regard historic upholstery. Little upholstery from the eighteenth and...
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  • Organic Fiber Dyeing

    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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  • Musick Of The Fifes & Drums - Slow

    Musick Of The Fifes & Drums - Slow

    Scored for fifes and drums. Music arrangements by John C. Moon and the staff members of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg. Volume Two features 12 slow marches scored for fifes and drums. 24 pages.
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