12 Results for tag "Women"
A Neighbor Stops By
Tour Bassett Hall and meet a close friend of the Rockefellers. Mrs. George P. Coleman, a long-time Williamsburg resident, became a personal friend of the Rockefellers during the restoration of Williamsburg.
Embroidery, a Branch of the Millinery Trade
Milliners often advertise that they practice "the trade in all its branches." Visit the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop as they highlight different branches, including embroidery.
Freedom's Paradox: The Randolph House Tour
Take a 90-minute walking tour of the Randolph House, Market Square and Palace Green. Explore the paradox of the institution of slavery and the movement for independence by looking at the experiences of the free and enslaved members of the Randolph Household.
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.
Bassett Hall Garden Walk
Enjoy a walk in the Rockefellers' garden with a Bassett Hall interpreter. Regular ticket required, along with a no-cost reservation ticket that can be picked up at any ticket office.
Visit a Nation Builder- Ann Wager
Step into the past with Ann Wager, Educator of free and enslaved children.
Visit a Nation Builder- Clementina Rind
Step into the past with Clementina Rind, Mistress of a Free Press.
Visit a Nation Builder- Martha Washington
Step into the past with Martha Washington, our Nation's first First Lady.
Visit a Nation Builder- Aggy of Turkey Island
Step into the past with Aggy of Turkey Island, Entangled with her master; fighting for her family's freedom.
My Story; My Voice
Witness a compelling story from the life of an 18th century person, and then hear from the actor interpreter as they share how they discover and bring to life a voice from the past
5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Martha Washington
Martha Washington could be considered a household name in America. There are Martha Washington cookbooks, children’s books, and even a Martha Washington Minuet!
A Woman Computer
Finding a practical yet reliable method for determining longitude at sea was one of the major scientific quandaries of the 18th century. In 1759, John Harrison debuted his H4 chronometer which ran reliably enough to make the longitude calculation a simple multiplication problem. Unfortunately, devices like Harrison’s “longitude watch” remained …