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Museum Programs

Family-friendly programs are offered throughout the year.

Download the April 2014 program schedule

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

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.

April at the Museums

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    The Artful Animal

    Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

    Join your guide as we search the galleries for animals-in art. After your successful expedition we’ll head to the studio to create an animal-inspired trophy to take home. Included in your museum admission.

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    Kids in Art

    Every Thursday at 1:45 p.m.

    Explore the galleries on this guided tour and look for images of children in paintings and sculptures. Then join us in to the studio to create your own kid-inspired masterpiece to take home. Included in your museum admission.

  • Warren Hofstra

    The Southern Backcountry in Early America

    April 24 at 5:30 p.m.

    This program by professor and author Warren R. Hofstra will challenge the notion that the Southern backcountry was a backwater of the Atlantic world instead of the backbone of an evolving American identity. $5 ticket in addition to your museum admission.

  • John Turner

    America’s Music Series

    Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

    Join us for these special one-hour concerts to discover how music came from distant shores to become our own. Featured performers include John Turner, Kelly Kennedy, Timothy Seaman and Stephen Christoff. Check our online calendar for the latest information. Included in your museum admission.


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    Meet a Nation Builder

    Daily at 1:45 p.m.

    George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George Wythe, Martha Washington, Patrick Henry, Gowan Pamphlet, Marquis de Lafayette and others will share their thoughts about our new nation and their roles in the revolution during these one-hour audience participation programs. Included in your museum admission. No program on April 6 & 7.