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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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  • 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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  • Fall Semester Recipe Greeting Card

    A greeting card with a little something extra: a delicious recipe, straight from our tavern chefs! The card shows a beautiful depiction of the fall semester at William & Mary by folk artist Karen Cruden. The picturesque Wren Building, flanked by the...

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  • Blacksmith's Iron Key Paperweight

    Add an artisan look to your home or office with this handsome paperweight shaped like a blacksmith's iron key. It's a unique desk accessory and a reminder of the skill of the 18th-century metal worker. The colonial blacksmith forged iron and steel to...

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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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  • Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia

    Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia by Carson Hudson is a fascinating book about eighteenth-century witchcraft beliefs and trials in Virginia based on actual facts in historical records and not Hollywood myths and modern legends. While the witchcraft mania...

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  • Archaeology for Young Explorers

    The well-illustrated book Archaeology for Young Explorers by Patricia Samford and David L. Ribblett gives an "insiders" look at the work of archaeologists. Where do they dig? What do they find? How do they study the artifacts they discover? Explore...

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  • Eighteenth Century Clothing at Williamsburg

    Antique clothing worn by men, women, and children in the eighteenth century offering a revealing glimpse into the lives of colonial Virginians in Colonial Williamsburg. Accessories such as aprons, gloves, hats, handkerchiefs, fans, shoes, stockings, and...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Journal of Major George Washington

    In 1753, Virginia Governor Dinwiddie appointed 21-year-old Major George Washington to a delicate mission - deliver a letter to the local French commander demanding that he and his forces leave British Territory and bargain for support with the local...

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