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Family-friendly programs are offered throughout the year.

August 2014 program schedule

The Star Spangled Banner: 200th Anniversary Celebration Programs

Check the Calendar for other museum programs offered during your visit.

Museum Programs

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 Nation Builder, lectures by visiting scholars, special tours led by curators - check our calendar for daily program details. Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

August at the Museums

  • Focus on Southern Paintings

    Focus on Southern Paintings

    Mondays & Wednesdays at 2:15 & 3:30 p.m.

    Tour this special exhibition to learn about artists and their patrons in the 18th -century South and discover some fascinating connections between the people and the places.
    45 minutes - Included in your museum admission.

  • Kids in Art

    Kids in Art

    Saturdays at 2:45 p.m.

    On this guided tour, families search the galleries for depictions of kids in the artworks on display. After the tour, create your own kid-inspired masterpiece to take home.
    1 hour - Included in museum admission.

  • Gowan Pamphlet

    God is My Rock, with Gowan Pamphlet

    Mondays, August 4, 11 and 25 at 3:45 p.m.

    Hear Gowan Pamphlet tell his riviting story: from an enslaved tavern worker in 1770’s Williamsburg to a free Baptist preacher with a congretation of 500, worshipping in a carraige house across the street from this museum’s location.
    1 hour - Included in museum admission.

  • Explore the Declartion of Independence through works of Art

    Explore the Declartion of Independence through works of Art

    Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

    Bring the whole family to trace the exciting events leading to the American Revolution through art objects. After this guided tour, you’re invited to our Education Studio to create a patriotic souvenier to take home.
    Geared for ages 10 and up.
    1 hour - Included in museum admission.


  • Textiles in the Early American South

    Textiles in the Early American South

    This NEW exhibition continues the story of the material world in this diverse region but focuses on those materials most associated with women. From intricate quilts made in the Backcountry of Virginia to detailed samplers worked by young girls from Maryland to Mississippi, the objects demonstrate the influences of different cultures, religions, and education that created the distinctive styles
    Open Daily - Included in museum admission.



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