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  • American Stories by Paul Aron | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    American Stories

    American Stories by Paul Aron follows the evolution of our founding stories and myths and how they spread far and wide throughout our history. The story of the cherry tree, for example, tells us nothing about George Washington’s actual...
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  • Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell

    Add historic charm to your desk with this Striped Red Earthenware Inkwell. This reproduction inkwell would have been a common site to inhabitants of Williamsburg in the 18th century. Made of more common materials, such as earthenware, or finely crafted...
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  • Red Earthenware Inkwell | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Red Earthenware Inkwell

    Add historic charm to your desk with this Red Earthenware Inkwell. This reproduction inkwell would have been a common site to inhabitants of Williamsburg in the 18th century. Made of more common materials, such as earthenware, or finely crafted in...
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  • American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel

    The American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel is a fun toy for kids to explore and learn the art of encoding and decoding messages. Get two and send secret messages between friends! Made of wood. Includes instructions. Recommended for ages 5 and up...
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  • Travel Mini 4-Player Shut the Box Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Travel Mini 4-Player Shut the Box Game

    A traditional game of counting, addition, and probability, Shut-the-Box dates as far back as the 12th century when this game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea. Roll the dice and lay down any numerical combination of tiles that match...
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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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  • Four Documents of Freedom

    Four Documents of Freedom

    Choose this unique set for the American history buff in your life, young or old. This impressive set of four antiqued historical documents includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and Abraham...
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  • Civil War Ironclads HERO DVD

    Civil War Ironclads HERO DVD

    In the Civil War, both the Union and the Confederacy raced to build armored, steam-powered warships that were the ancestors of today's navies. Meet the people behind and aboard the "ironclads"&;and relive the famous 1862 battle between the Monitor...
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  • The War of 1812 HERO DVD

    The War of 1812 HERO DVD

    A generation after the Revolution, Americans were once again plunged into war with Great Britain. Why? Join Henry Clay, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, and others as they struggle to determine what course the United States will take. Also...
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  • Ann's Story: 1747

    Ann's Story: 1747

    This delightful children's book is based on Ann McKenzie, a real girl who lived in 18th-century Williamsburg. Nine-year-old Ann needs to start behaving like a proper young lady, learning to knit, cook, and manage a household, but she would rather assist...
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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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  • Colonial Money B

    Colonial Money B

    Reproduction of Colonial and Revolutionary currency. Various denominations and sizes representing the following: 20 Dollars - United States 1778,  4 Dollars - North Carolina 1778, 8 Dollars - Massachusetts Bay 1780,  7 Dollars - New Hampshire...
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  • 18th Powdered Ink | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Powdered Ink

    Pen a note the 18th century way with this Powdered Ink. When mixed with water, this powder produces a rich colored ink for use with quills and other dip pens. Instructions and historical information are provided on the envelopes. A fun way to send a...
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  • Colonial Money A

    Colonial Money A

    Reproduction of Colonial and Revolutionary currency set "A". Various denominations and sizes of Colonial Money representing the following: USA, North Carolina, Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, New York, Maryland,...
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  • My America: An Owner's Guide

    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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  • Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773 is part of The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon. When Maria Rind's father dies, her mother is forced to continue his work writing and publishing the Virginia Gazette newspaper. That leaves Maria...
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  • John's Story: 1775

    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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  • Nancy's Story: 1765

    Nancy's Story: 1765

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery NixonVirginians are protesting the Stamp Act and Nancy Geddy is afraid the uncertain times will harm her father's business. And if that worry is not enough, Nancy's stepmother is making...
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  • Quill Pen | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Quill Pen

    A goose feather quill pen and powdered ink were the basic writing instruments in the 18th century. Our quill pens are made from the finest quality bleached white goose pointers. The nib may be re-sharpened and re-shaped as often as necessary...
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  • America: The Pocket Guide

    America: The Pocket Guide

    This tiny guide introduces you to a very big idea: The Idea of America. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you believe, you are American if you believe in the idea of America. At the heart of America is a great debate. And at the heart...
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