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  • 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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  • Colonial Keyboard Tunes

    Ten eighteenth-century tunes that our ancestors played, sang, or danced to are featured in this Colonial Keyboard Tunes publication. They are suitable for playing on a keyboard instrument. SoftboundFeaturesTen 18th-Century Tunes Set for Piano or...

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  • Delft Heart Inkwell

    This romantic piece is reproduced from a French faience inkwell, circa 1800. Makes a wonderful gift for writiers, or a sweet piece to add to your décor. Features Reproduction of circa 1800 French Faience Inkwell Tin Glaze Earthenware 1 7/8”H x 2...

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  • George Washington's Rules To Live By

    When the Father of Our Country was a boy, he copied by hand a list of rules written almost 150 years before, and then passed on from generation to generation. The rules covered everything from table manners and hygiene to integrity and citizenship, and...

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  • Hammerman In Williamsburg DVD

    Part 5 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg In this realistic 1973 dramatization of life in colonial Virginia, our master blacksmith explains why the "hammerman" was one of the most vital...

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  • 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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  • A Little Keyboard Book

    These sprightly pieces have been arranged in eighteenth-century style for keyboard instruments-harpsichord, piano, or chamber organ. Of particular interest is the "Minuet" of Peter Pelham, the only song known to have been written by the first organist of...

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  • A Rollick of Recorders Book

    The pieces in this collection have been arranged for the recorder, an instrument that in the eighteenth century was known as the English or common flute.  Included are thirteen tunes that our colonial forebears used for lighthearted music making...

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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Rediscover our American botanical heritage with this chronicle of the history and cultivation of 56 species of colonial flowers and herbs. Researched and written by master gardener Lawrence Griffith, curator of plants for The Colonial Williamsburg...

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  • Melody Harp

    This finely crafted wood zither, or melody harp, is one of the easiest instruments a child can play. Simply slide one of 12 song sheets under the strings and follow the "dots" with the pick. A great way to start a child onto a lifetime of music. 14 1/2"...

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