11 Results for tag "Research & Education"
How We Know What We Know About Milliner Margaret Hunter
Milliner Margaret Hunter was a single businesswoman in a male-dominated economic system in the 18th century. Read on to learn more about this incredible woman.
Behind the New Behind-the-Scenes Architectural Preservation Virtual Tour
Discover the 3D animated, 360-degree, virtual tour of the Governor's Palace, The Capitol Building, and the three galleries at Colonial Williamsburg Art Museum.
Tavern, Palace, and Parlor
A Look at Where Music was Made in 18th-Century Williamsburg.
Research Spotlight: Understanding the Robert Carter House
The excavation of Robert Carter House led to the discovery of animal remains to identify the diet of the 18th-century elites. Learn more about the findings.
What Did He Say?
When studying a period long before video and voice recording was possible, it can be difficult to determine exactly what was said and when.
The Ladies Advisory Committee
Discover how the Ladies Advisory Committee played an important role in restoring the interior decoration of John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. Read to learn more.
Researching Spotlight: Finding Dr. PawPaw Part 2
Discover the remedy by Dr. Pawpaw that successfully cured Yaws in the colonial American South. Read on to learn more about Dr. PawPaw and his treatments.
What Similarities and Differences Did the 13 Colonies Share?
What did the 13 colonies in the 18th century have in common? Learn about the similarities and differences these colonies shared to create an independent nation.
A Future and a Hope
Robert Carter III, an unlikely emancipator, brought his young family and enslaved “domesticks” to his Palace Green home in 1761. Carter was a member of the Governor’s Council and the grandson of Virginia landholder, slaveholder, and slave trader Robert “King” Carter. As a child, Robert Carter III had inherited over …
What Can Paint Analysis Tell Us About the Bray School?
The discovery and examination of the Williamsburg Bray School has been an important and exciting project for William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CW), particularly CW’s Department of Architectural Preservation and Research, working in collaboration with the Department of Conservation.
How We Research & Develop Programming
When our program planners and playwrights are developing new experiences for our guests, they do their own original research, as well as consult subject-area experts throughout The Foundation. They may seek an archaeologist’s expertise on an excavation report they found, a historian’s breadth of contextualizing knowledge, or an architectural preservation …