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March 2015 program schedule

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.


March at the Museums

  • Edith Cumbo

    Women’s History Month Program
    Meet a Nation Builder: Edith Cumbo

    Fridays – March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 1:45 p.m.

    During the American Revolution, there were a few free blacks living in and around Williamsburg. Meet Edith Cumbo and discover how free black Virginians lived in the city that provided challenges to her and others.

    1 hour - Included in museum admission.

  • Blessed Be the Ties that Bind

    Blessed Be the Ties that Bind

    Wednesdays – March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 1:45 p.m.

    How can a mother’s faith survive when faced with the British occupation and news that her son is now a prisoner of war? Meet Jane Vobe, owner of the King’s Arms Tavern, and learn how she finds the strength in the teachings of her slave Gowan, a Baptist preacher.

    1 hour - Included in museum admission.

  • Royal Chocolate Kitchen

    The Rediscovery of a Royal Chocolate Kitchen with Speaker Marc Meltonville

    Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.

    How do you lose an entire kitchen? At Hampton Court Palace the 1690s Royal Chocolate Kitchen has only recently been rediscovered, the chocolate-making equipment reconstructed, and Royal recipes recreated. Join Royal Food Historian, Marc Meltonville for a fascinating lecture to hear the whole story and explore what has been learned.

    Free reservation required in addition to museum admission.

  • Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose

    Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose
    Speaker: Dr. Lee Dugatkin

    March 24 at 5:30 p.m.

    After America’s victory in the Revolutionary War, many Europeans looked down at Americans and thought them inferior. Thomas Jefferson worked hard to debunk the thought and even used a moose to argue his point. Lee Dugatkin vividly recreates what happens next, and brings to life the debates about natural history in America.

    $5 ticket in addition to Museum admissions.



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