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  • Signal Whistle

    This stained wood signal whistle with a short rawhide lanyard is patterned after a period design. The American Army first organized companies of Light Infantry in 1775. These highly mobile units were initially made up of riflemen known for their speed...

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  • Blue and Yellow Mini Hotch Potch Velour Doll

    This mini plush doll is based on the famous 1782 print "The Comical Hotch-Potch of the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master," a learning tool for children. It shows jovial "Hotchpotch" characters contorting themselves (quite instructively, we might add) into...

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  • Child's Compass Fan

    Children's fans often served as memory aids and were printed with dance steps, maps, words to songs and etiquette tips. Thus, a girl could keep her lessons close at hand in social situations. The compass fan is inspired by scenes of youthful instruction...

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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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  • Reproduction Wooden Checker Set

    Checkers has been a family favorite for centuries. A must-have in every home, this wooden checker set was adapted from an antique set in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collection. The checkers illustrate different fables from Aesop. Aesop's fables...

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  • Virginia Doll

    This new soft doll is named after the youngest child of Lord and Lady Dunmore, born in Williamsburg on December 3rd, 1774. She was christened Virginia in honor of the colony. The doll's beautiful dark pink dress, light pink petticoat and white lace...

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  • Palace and Carriage Panoramic Puzzle

    The elegant 18th- century town coach of Lord Dunmore rolls past Colonial Williamsburg's Governor's Palace in this panoramic puzzle. The Governor's Palace was home to seven colonial governors who represented the king of England in Virginia. Lord Dunmore...

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  • Fife and Drum Ball and Cup Toy

    Children's toys, like this one, were advertised for sale by Williamsburg merchants and milliners during the 18th century. One of the most popular toys in the Virginia colony was the birch bilbo catcher (ball and stick) from Bilbao, Spain. The goal is to...

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  • Numbers Dice Games

    Similar to games played in the 18th century, this fun numbers dice  game reinforces spelling, counting and math skills. Simulated ivory dice come with instructions for several ways to play. WARNING: Small Parts. Not for children under 3 YRS...

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  • Hotch Potch ABC Cards

    The original hand-tinted print dates from 1782 and shows jovial "Hotchpotch" characters contorting themselves (quite instructively, we might add) into the letters of the alphabet. As was typical at the time, J and U are omitted - most people used I and V...

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  • Purple and Green Hotch Potch Velour Doll

    This mini plush doll is based on the famous 1782 print "The Comical Hotch-Potch of the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master," a learning tool for children. It shows jovial "Hotchpotch" characters contorting themselves (quite instructively, we might add) into...

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  • Spotted Bird Waterpipe Whistle

    Also known as a "water pipe" or "water warble," these bird whistles are a classic novelty. Bird whistles were popular with 18th-century children and adults. To use, simply fill the whistle with water and then blow gently through it.For best results,...

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  • Wooden Recorder

    This easy-to-use musical instrument has become a favorite for kids everywhere. Known for its remarkably clear, sweet sound, the recorder has been a popular instrument since medieval times. Simply blow into the mouth piece and cover specific holes to...

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  • Game of Graces | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Game of Graces

    The Game of Graces is a fun outdoor game that kids and adults can play. Opponents send gaily beribboned hoops towards each other to be caught on the tips of slender wands in this exciting and elegant sport. A wonderful way to enjoy a day outdoors with...

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  • Revolutionary War Chessmen

    A fun game of strategy and wits comes to a head with the British versus the colonists in this American Revolution-themed chess set. On one side, the Continental soldiers are dressed in traditional 18th-century clothing in navy and cocked hats atop...

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  • American Traditions Spy Glass

    Spy behind enemy lines (or steal a peek at what's for dinner!) This fully functional brass American Traditions Spy Glass with faux wood-grain finish includes a map of historic Revolutionary War battles as well as educational text about the Revolutionary...

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  • Mini Captain's Mistress Game

    Legend says that Captain Cook played this game nightly to relax with his fellow shipmates. In fact, he spent so much time playing the game, it came to be known as the Captain's Mistress. The object of the game is simple, yet the strategies are endless...

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