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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.

  • The Williamsburg Art of Cookery | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    The Williamsburg Art of Cookery

    In 1938, Helen Bullock compiled an amazing collection of favorite "receipts" or recipes known to have been used in Virginia households in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Williamsburg Art of Cookery allows modern cooks to offer the same time-tested fare...
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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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  • Historic Trades

    Historic Trades

    With more than 90 color photos, this charming hardcover book celebrates Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Trades in vivid detail. Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area is home to the largest, most diverse museum-operated trades program in the world. Here...
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  • Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Teenager Kelly Brennan is spending the summer in Williamsburg with Aunt Alma. Odd occurrences-rustling noises in the night, a portrait that moves around, the scent of lilacs in the air-make Kelly think something strange is going on. Kelly also uncovers...
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  • Children's Melody Harp Songs

    Children's Melody Harp Songs

    Twelve traditional children's songs young ones can play instantly: A Hunting We Will Go, A Tisket, A Tasket, Are You Sleeping?, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Froggie Went A Courtin', Hickory Dickory Dock, I'm A Little Teapot, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Polly Wolly...
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  • The Swords of George Washington

    The Swords of George Washington

    The nine known swords owned by George Washington have long fascinated collectors, and now, for the first time, they are all properly illustrated and discussed in the same place. The book presents each weapon in brilliant color and each story in vivid...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg ABC Picture Book | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg ABC Picture Book

    This Colonial Williamsburg ABC picture book uses the alphabet to introduce children to eighteenth-century Williamsburg. From A to Z, each of the illustrations is based on an activity or an object associated with colonial life that can be seen in Colonial...
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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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  • 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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  • Quest for a Cure

    Quest for a Cure

    Erected in 1773, burned in 1885, and now reconstructed, the Public Hospital was the first public facility in colonial America built for the treatment of the mentally ill. This highly readable account of Quest for a Cure gives an overview of the attitudes...
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  • The Cabinetmaker DVD

    The Cabinetmaker DVD

    Part 11 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg The Cabinetmaker Crafting a Card Table Antique furniture produced in 18th-century Williamsburg serves as patterns for work produced today in Colonial...
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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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  • Yuletide Cheer Thank You Notecards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Yuletide Cheer Thank You Notecards

    Express your gratitude to friends and loved ones this holiday season with our elegant Yuletide Cheer Thank You Notecard set. These WILLIAMSBURG brand cards by Caspari are printed on high-quality cardstock in the USA. The front of the cards offer thanks...
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  • Family Bonds: Free Blacks in Virginia

    Family Bonds: Free Blacks in Virginia

    After a new law in 1806 required freed enslaved persons to leave Virginia and therefore leave their enslaved loved ones, many free African Americans did the unthinkable: returned to slavery. Read about the lives of these brave men, women and children,...
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  • Forged In Wood DVD

    Forged In Wood DVD

    Part 9 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg This 1987 documentary shows how re-creating James Anderson's blacksmith shop provided a challenge for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's architectural...
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  • Bricks: Now and Then | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Bricks: Now and Then

    “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Buildings made of brick are found in very different epochs and cultures all over the world. Always astonishing, the qualities of...
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  • Indienne Rug Mouse Pad

    Indienne Rug Mouse Pad

    Spread a little tradition wherever you need to use your computer mouse ... and protect your table. With a detailed medallion and floral motif, this mouse pad will add a touch of rich elegance to your office or living room. Images of antique carpets in...
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  • Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton

    Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton

    The vital words of Alexander Hamilton, including essays, private correspondence, and public statements. Alexander Hamilton is best known as the United StatesÂ’ first Secretary of the Treasury and the author of the majority of The Federalist Papers, a...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Decorates for Christmas

    Colonial Williamsburg Decorates for Christmas

    The beauty of a Williamsburg Christmas can be yours every year with this how-to book. Directions for making 42 gorgeous decorations, including 249 step-by-step drawings and 35 color illustrations, will help you create the perfect holiday atmosphere in...
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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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  • Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity

    When hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters strike, we count our losses, search for causes, commiserate with victims, and initiate relief efforts. Amply illustrated and expansively researched, Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity...
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  • Vintage Handle Wax Seal Kits - Tree | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Vintage Handle Wax Seal Kits

    These Vintage Handle Wax Seal Kits have everything you need to create beautiful wax seals on your letters! The flexible sealing wax is made to withstand the modern mailing system. Add a touch of historical charm and your own personality with vintage...
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  • Craft: An American History | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Craft: An American History

    At the center of the United States' economic and social development, according to conventional wisdom, are industry and technology—while craftspeople and handmade objects are relegated to a bygone past. Renowned historian Glenn Adamson turns that...
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  • Hamilton: The Revolution

    Hamilton: The Revolution

    Hamilton: The Revolution written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, this behind-the-scenes take gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. The book traces the Broadway show's development...
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  • Melody Harp Christmas Songs

    Melody Harp Christmas Songs

    Twelve carols children can play instantly of Christmas Melody Harp Songs: Angels We Have Heard On High, Deck the Halls, Go Tell It On the Mountain, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nick, Joy to the...
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  • The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings - front cover

    The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings

    The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is part of the Leather-bound Classics series and is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the...
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