The building of the home at Turkey Island as Ryland Randolph envisioned it was a considerable undertaking. Wood, stone, brick, glass, and slate all bent, modeled and cut to create the perfect country estate for a wealthy man with impeccable taste. Its creation affected all who called the plantation home, but as it took shape an enslaved woman Aggy was growing into a new creation as well. Mind, body, and soul, forged in bondage but created for liberty. Join Aggy as she asks the question, “What does it take to build a home?”
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To Build a Life
Donor Visit with a Nation Builder
Come enjoy a rare opportunity to visit with one of Colonial Williamsburg's Nation Builders as part of a small, intimate group. Meet an interpreter portraying a historical figure such as Thomas Jefferson, James Armistead La…
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Question witnesses, weigh evidence, and determine the guilt or innocence of "the Virginia Witch." Not appropriate for young children due to subject matter and intense emotion.
Open to the Public
If We Had a Theater
The Jug Broke Theatre Co. will discuss the technical side of theatre as they design and build for their shows.