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With so much to do, stay and make some history.
With so much to do, stay and make some history.

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Join #ThomasJefferson on May 5 for an 18th-century Garden Party. Costumes, dancing, music, & fireworks await! 🌷🎻🥂🎇

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A foot of snow fell on Williamsburg Saturday, the largest one-day accumulation since the record was set in 1980. While the kids rejoiced over school’s cancellation and neighbors started to dig out their driveways, I dipped into the archives to see how recent experience compared to 18th-century Virginia winters.

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My name is Haley Morton Haines, and I’m a third year law student at the College of William & Mary Law School. My husband is Matthew Haines, and he is a sergeant in the Marine Corps. On Saturday, January 7, we got married… in the snow… in front of the Governor’s Palace!

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We knew early last week a winter storm was coming our way. And on Friday, a blizzard warning went up for southside Virginia. It extended onto the Peninsula, getting as close to us as Hampton. But local meteorologists still weren’t saying too much about Williamsburg. Yet.

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“The lady,” it was written, “was fair to behold, of fascinating manners, and splendidly endowed with worldly benefits. The hero, fresh from his early fields, redolent of fame, and with a form on which ‘every god did seem to set his seal, to give the world assurance of a man.’”

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A gloomy winter’s day is the perfect time for a virtual trip to Williamsburg. We have lots of ways to learn more about the history, architecture, and trades, including some you may not know about. Let these suggestions help inspire you to plan your next visit.

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To quote Scottish poet Robert Burns, “we’ve wandered many a weary foot” this year. In the spirit of taking a final glance back at 2016 before looking forward to all the potential and possibilities of the new year, we present this video auld lang syne. It shows just a few of the the things we accomplished over the course of the year, all made possible thanks to the generosity of supporters like you–and there’s still time to make a difference! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation before midnight on Saturday, December 31.

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Let’s face it, 2016 has been a bumpy ride. Many people are counting down the days until the New Year, but as historians, we must point out the usefulness of looking back, as well as forward. To help motivate you for the year ahead, here are some of the quote memes, featuring thought-provoking words from our Founders, that were designed and posted to our social media channels in 2016. It’s important to note that our Founding Fathers, and Mothers, were not saints. To be sure, they were extraordinary people, but they were just that: people. They had flaws, as we all do. For my money, that makes their insights and writings even more useful.

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From our special little lamb Edmund who stole the hearts of so many, to the nostalgic resurrection of America’s favorite doll Felicity, to the unexpected controversy over 18th-century necklines—it was a memorable year, to say the least, for the Making History Team. Here’s what you, our readers, found the most interesting of all the topics we covered.

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So your shopping is done (show-off!), the presents are wrapped, and the family is dangerously close to channel surfing. What to do? Why not spend part of your Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day, with us? There’s a festive atmosphere, amazing decorations, and full slate of family-friendly activities on tap. Here’s a guide that might help.
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