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Books & Media

Discover original Colonial Williamsburg Publications and other books related to 18th century America in our Books & Media categories. Our selection includes children's books, non-fiction and fiction, cooking and gardening, arts and crafts, Colonial Williamsburg guide books, music, DVDs, and writing materials and stationary.

  • A Glorious System Of Things DVD

    Part 8 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: Colonial Life through a Lens. The 18th century was an age marked by an upsurge of scientific curiosity, and this 1983 docudrama shows how early American colonists learned of such important...

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  • Becoming Americans

    Visitors are fascinated by the authenticity of the historic interpretations at Colonial Williamsburg. This book is a synthesis of the scholarship on which those interpretations are based. It explains how diverse groups of people, holding different and...

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  • Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets

    This Colonial Williamsburg Mini Magnets set includes iconic scenes and popular sites of the Historic Area. Use this mini magnet set in the office, classroom, or your kitchen and be reminded of your "home away from home". Includes 10 mini magnets in a...

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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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  • 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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  • Search For A Century DVD

    Part 7 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: Colonial Life through a Lens. This 1980 documentary is Ivor Noel Hume's four-year archaeological discovery of Martin's Hundred Plantation—a 17th-century plantation that supplied many...

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  • Tin Whistle Tune Book

    Tin Whistle Compiled and Arranged by Dr. William E. White. The airs in this collection are appropriate for playing on the tin whistle and are suitable fir a fife, flute, or violin.Here are the popular tunes of the 18th century - the music that set...

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  • Virginia Barbecue: A History | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Virginia Barbecue: A History

    Drawing on hundreds of historical and contemporary sources, author, competition barbecue judge, and award-winning barbecue cook Joe Haynes documents the delectable history of barbecue in the Old Dominion in his book, Virginia Barbecue: A History. With...

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  • Why The Turkey Didn't Fly

    Why did the eagle become our national symbol, even though Franklin preferred the turkey? How did Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Washington end up on the dollar bill? What did Betsy Ross really have to do with the flag? Here are the surprising stories...

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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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  • Lion and Shield Bookends

    Choose these lion and shield bookends for a stately accent to any bookshelf, desk or side table. In Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, a chiseled stone lion stands guard at the gates of the Governor's Palace, representing the British crown with a...

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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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  • 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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  • Benjamin Franklin Signature Notebook - embossed leather notebook

    Benjamin Franklin Signature Notebook

    Let the inspiring words of Benjamin Franklin help guide you toward your next big idea, while you write, doodle or brainstorm alongside his own wise words in the Benjamin Franklin Notebook! This Benjamin Franklin Signature Notebook is filled with dozens...

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