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Landmark Lost: Gloucester’s Rosewell Plantation

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GLOUCESTER -- Landmarks aren't always those that evoke warm, happy memories. Sometimes they are the places that hold a complex history of struggle, strife,...

American Founding Father: Who Was Thomas Nelson, Jr.?

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YORKTOWN -- Each year on Independence Day, names like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington come to...

The History of Juneteenth

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NATIONWIDE -- Juneteenth is an important holiday that is observed each year with municipalities across the country closing to honor this day. However, there...
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally-recognized commemoration of the official end of slavery in the United States. (WYDaily/Wikimedia Commons)

Congress Passes Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

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NATIONWIDE -- The Senate passed a bill establishing June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The Senate...

W&M Theatre presents: “Dance of the Orcas”

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WILLIAMSBURG -- One play will showcase a mother’s grief, community support and the concept of letting go, all through the eyes of an orca...

W&M campus structures named for trailblazing alumni

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WILLIAMSBURG -- Following a consultative and thorough process established earlier this year, William & Mary’s (W&M) Board of Visitors voted Friday to rename two...

Women’s History Month: Mary Aggie and the ‘Benefit of the Clergy’

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Driving down Goosley Road near the Yorktown Battlefield, a historic highway marker pops out from the overgrowth: MARY AGGIE AND THE BENEFIT OF CLERGY. But,...
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg showcase treasures from the Foundation’s collection, which includes more than 67,000 period antiques and works of art and 7,000 pieces of folk art. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Colonial Williamsburg announces Black History Month programs and events

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Colonial Williamsburg plans to commemorate Black History Month in February with a range of research, interpretation and other programming examining the lives of enslaved...