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Colonial Williamsburg to Host Presidents Day Weekend Events

There will be special Presidents Day weekend events at Colonial Williamsburg. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Bryan Austin)

WILLIAMSBURG — Celebrate Presidents Day weekend by getting to know George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Colonial Williamsburg will host several events at the Charlton Stage, E Duke of Gloucester St., during Presidents Day weekend.

Meet and discover the roles that Virginians Washington, Jefferson and Madison played in Virginia’s colonial capital and how that prepared them for their presidencies.

“A Public Audience with the 1st President, George Washington” will take place on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Washington will reflect on his long career in public service, including how his time in the House of Burgesses prepared him for later roles and his role in drafting the Federal Constitution.

On Saturday, Feb. 19 from 3 to 3:45 p.m., join the first First Lady, Martha Washington, as she speaks about what it was like being the first president’s wife and what was expected of her.

On Sunday, Feb. 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., visit with third president, Thomas Jefferson, as he looks back over his career, which includes drafting the Declaration of Independence and his time as governor of Virginia during the war.  

Also on Feb. 20 from 3 to 3:45 p.m., join fourth president James Madison, as he discusses the invention of the executive branch of the United States.

He will speak about the philosophy and history that inspired the U.S. Constitution, and Williamsburg’s important role in developing the earliest ideas of liberty and its future.

Visit here for more information on the events.

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