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After 12 years of full-time rving, we've sold our truck and trailer but we're still traveling. Email us at wowpegasus@hotmail.com if you would like to contact us.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - Part 1

Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest living history museum, the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. The Colonial Williamsburg story of a revolutionary city tells how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality. From History.org, "In Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city—black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free—and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past."
We visited lots of the restored buildings during our three-day visit.  Click to enlarge for reading.

The Mental Hospital is the entry point to a large complex containing two museums, an auditorium and a café.  This post will show very few of the items displayed.

This display also showed the different framing and roofing  techniques along with examples of the different types of door locks and nails found during research done so the area could be accurately reconstructed.

Over 300 years old!

As you can see, this warming oven is huge!

This was a container.

I'd say that was an appropriate place for the plug.
We had never heard of this painter before but we enjoyed his paintings.

Zoom in of the trees so you can see how much detail he put into these paintings.

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