Enhance your museum experience by participating in special programs at the Colonial Williamsburg museums. Whether you want to take an in-depth look at a particular artist or introduce your children to the exciting world of art by participating in a hands-on activity, you are sure to find a program you will enjoy. Live performances at the Hennage Auditorium, conversations with a Founding Father, lectures by visiting scholars, special tours led by curators - you are certain to enjoy programs at the museums. Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.
Check the Calendar for daily program details.
Introduction to Folk Art
Daily at 12 noon and 2 p.m.
Discover whimsical and fascinating paintings, sculpture, textiles and more from Mrs. Rockefeller's original collection for which the museum was founded on this guided tour. 30 minutes
Meet the Curator or Conservator
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
An opportunity to walk and talk with those who research and care for antiques in the museums. Check the calendar for the exact topic. 30 minutes
Focus on Furniture
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:15 and 3:30 p.m.
You may be surprised to find that many of today's home furnishings are deeply tied to those of the past. Take an in-depth guided tour of 18th- and early-19th-century furniture. You'll see rare baroque, rococo, and neo-classical tables, chairs, chests, and desks that set the fashions we continue to enjoy. 45 minutes
Fridays and Sundays from 2:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Step into the ceramic storage vault to learn more about rare ceramic forms from Europe, America and the Orient. Docents are on hand to answer questions during this behind-the-scenes experience.
Tantalizing Tableware of Our Colonial Ancestors
Fridays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? Hear the stories on a guided tour, then go behind the scenes and view the museum's ceramic storage vault. 45 minutes
Other family friendly programs are offered throughout the year. Check the Calendar for other museum programs offered during your visit.