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  • Holiday March Christmas Cards

    A lovely drawn rendering of Colonial Williamsburg's Fifes and Drums Corps during Grand Illumination will warm the hearts and mailboxes of anyone who receives this exclusive card. The inside reads, "Wishing you a Warm and Happy Holiday". Set of 16 cards...

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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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • Death by Petticoat

    Each day, at museums and historic sites across America, stories are told that stick in our memories. Some are true; the phrase "mad as a hatter," for example, came about because hatmakers were driven mad (or more accurately, poisoned) by mercury they...

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  • Colonial Houses

    This magnificent treasury profiles thirteen meticulously researched and restored houses in beautiful new color photographs and easy-to-read floor plans; a new understanding emerges of the captivating architectural details that define the ever-popular...

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  • 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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  • Holiday Welcome Embossed Christmas Cards

    The door of the Historic Area's Roscow Cole House is beautifully decorated on this set of Christmas cards. The Roscow Cole house has anchored the east end of Market Square since about 1812. It is named for the merchant who built it and owned it until...

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  • 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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  • Grand Illumination Christmas Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Grand Illumination Christmas Cards

    It's a Grand Illumination of fireworks  bursting in the air above the Governor's Palace in the background, amidst the snow, cresset burning and decorated homes in Colonial Williamsburg for Christmas. These Christmas cards will send...

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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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  • Battledore Pamphlet

    Help children learn their ABCs and 123s - the 18th century way! This reproduction battledore is printed for the historic shops in Colonial Williamsburg. Contains reproduction illustrations to aid memory. Made in USA. A Williamsburg exclusive!

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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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