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Colonial Williamsburg: Past and Present brings you new perspectives from the Revolutionary War era. Explore American history in interviews with historic interpreters, tradesmen, musicians, historians, curators, authors, archaeologists, and more.

Colonial Williamsburg: Past and Present brings you new perspectives from the Revolutionary War era. Explore American history in interviews with historic interpreters, tradesmen, musicians, historians, curators, authors, archaeologists, and more.
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Williamsburg, VA

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Colonial Williamsburg: Past and Present brings you new perspectives from the Revolutionary War era. Explore American history in interviews with historic interpreters, tradesmen, musicians, historians, curators, authors, archaeologists, and more.

Twitter:

@connectcw

Language:

English

Contact:

P. O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776 (757) 229-1000


Episodes

Journey to Redemption

1/30/2017
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The cast and crew of Colonial Williamsburg’s groundbreaking program Journey to Redemption join to talk about how the piece was developed and why it’s so important to be having conversations surrounding racism and the history of slavery in our nation. Learn more

Duration:00:51:18

George Washington on Veteran’s Day

11/7/2016
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As Veterans Day approaches, the venerated Virginian veteran himself, Gen. George Washington, discusses his military past and how he believes veterans should be honored today.

Duration:00:06:25

The Organized Piano

9/26/2016
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John Watson, Curator of Musical Instruments and Conservator of Instruments, discusses the Foundation’s organized piano, which first belonged to the St. George Tucker family.

Duration:00:04:03

Founding Feuds

6/20/2016
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Paul Aron, Director of Publications for Colonial Williamsburg, joins to discuss his new book “Founding Feuds: The Rivalries, Clashes, and Conflicts that Forged a Nation.” In this podcast, Paul delves into some of the most infamous feuds of the 18th and 19th centuries that included some very famous names such as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, […]

Duration:00:21:23

The Return of the Cherokee

5/16/2016
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Each year, Colonial Williamsburg hosts Return of the Cherokee. This special event draws hundreds to observe Cherokee culture as it was in the 18th century when members would come to Williamsburg for trade, diplomacy, or even education. Buck Woodard with Colonial Williamsburg’s American Indian Initiative joins to explain some of the exciting updates to this […]

Duration:00:13:42

The Black Petticoat Society Talks Colonial Williamsburg

4/28/2016
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The Black Petticoat Society, a TURN: Washington’s Spies fan group, interviewed Past and Present host Rachel West for their TURN-related podcast. The group discussed Colonial Williamsburg’s role as Philadelphia on the hit AMC show as well as other initiatives across the Foundation. For more information on the Black Petticoat Society and TURN: Washington’s Spies, click […]

Duration:01:00:55

Importance of Portraying African American History

2/17/2016
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Stephen Seals joins to discuss some of the powerful African American programming available during Black History Month and beyond in 2016. Hear some of his favorites and why it’s so important to tell the stories of half of the population of Williamsburg in the 18th century.

Duration:00:17:29

Let Freedom Ring

2/2/2016
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Colonial Williamsburg and First Baptist Church have joined together for the Let Freedom Ring Challenge. Americans from across the nation are invited to ring the First Baptist Church bell in the name of freedom and equality throughout the month of February and beyond.

Duration:00:08:03

Sweet Tea & Barley

12/28/2015
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Sweet Tea & Barley is Colonial Williamsburg’s newest restaurant located in the Williamsburg Lodge. Chefs Anthony Frank and Sean Gonzalez chat about what went into creating a new southern-inspired restaurant and some of the dishes they put on the menu.

Duration:00:11:14

Harlequin’s Holiday

12/14/2015
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Join Harlequin, Clodpole and Cotton as they flip and tumble in Harlequin’s Holiday, a new holiday program. Meet the cast and hear how they bring the comedic pantomime stylings that were extremely popular in the 18th century to life today.

Duration:00:15:48

Blackbeard!

10/14/2015
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Colonial Williamsburg is embarking on its first-ever Halloween experience. The infamous pirate, Blackbeard, has returned to seek revenge after members of his crew were tried and executed in Williamsburg.

Duration:00:06:52

Reinventing the Wheel

7/20/2015
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The wheel may be one of geometry’s simplest shapes, but the technology behind its creation is surprisingly complex. Add to that the variations among English wheels, French wheels, carriage wheels and cannon wheels, and the story gets even deeper. Colonial Williamsburg wheelwrights apply their expertise to the challenge of recreating the wheel for a French […]

Duration:00:13:21

RevQuest: The King’s Advance

7/6/2015
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The thrilling RevQuest: Save The Revolution™ series opens its fifth season with a new spy plot: The King’s Advance. Dive headfirst into Revolutionary history as you join the service of secret intelligence gatherers. Gather clues, crack codes, meet with covert agents, and text your secrets to receive instructions.

Duration:00:10:42

Declaration of Independence

6/22/2015
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Hear the Declaration of Independence read in its entirety by renowned Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker.

Duration:00:10:38

The Sound of Battle: CW’s Fifes and Drums

6/8/2015
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The piercing fife, the thundering drum: both can be heard over the din of battle, making them a crucial means of communication for commands like parley, cease fire, and retreat. How does this combination work?

Duration:00:22:54

Memorial Day: Ask a Soldier

5/25/2015
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The men who served in the Revolutionary War share much in common with their modern-day brothers. The sacrifices of friendship, safety, and security unite soldiers across time. Remember their devotion and support them when they come home, urges Lieutenant Colonel James Innes, portrayed by Nat Lasley.

Duration:00:17:57

Resurrecting an Alehouse

5/11/2015
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Chowning’s Tavern is reborn as an alehouse: a rough-and-rugged sanctuary for the colonial man in search of an ale. Listen as curator Amanda Keller and Director Department of Architectural Preservation Matt Webster describe the choices they made to re-open the doors to a more authentic past.

Duration:00:16:21

Cancer: That Painful and Lingering Disorder

4/27/2015
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Options for cancer detection and treatment were few in the 18th century. Medical Historian Sharon Cotner lays out some of the common practices in this week’s show.

Duration:00:15:05

Every Home a Distillery

4/13/2015
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What do you use to wash the baby, clean the house, color your hair or serve for breakfast? If it’s the 18th century, the answer is alcohol. Professor Sarah Meacham describes her research for the book “Every Home a Distillery.”

Duration:00:15:17

The Business of Death

3/30/2015
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The funeral industry arises from a combination of necessity, sentimentality, and vanity. Dr. Kelly Brennan Arehart describes the path of America’s death business, and the early vestiges still with us today.

Duration:00:17:34