Saturday, February 23, 2008

Colonial Williamsburg

The good old days.



Now that I've finished with the occasional video series on boot camp, I can devote more of my attention to a series on Colonial Williamsburg.



Unlike the series on Hawai'i, which told the story of my visit there more or less chronologically, the Colonial Williamsburg series is going to be thematic.

Themes will include, of course, political history and the ideas that form the foundation of the United States of America.



They will also include matters related to 18th-century life in a colonial capital city,



including work,



seasons and rhythms,



and gathering places like taverns and coffeehouses.



Most of all, I hope to explore the intersections of daily life with the great ideas of the period, e.g. how taverns and coffeehouses provided the venues where ideas were shared, challenged, and refined.

This series will feature lots of photographs and videos. Please let me know if there are any particular themes you'd like to see addressed. I hope you enjoy it.

4 comments:

Reverse_Vampyr said...

I love visiting historic exhibits like that. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Bill Smith said...

Thanks for sharing! Before moving to Arkansas, we lived in Yorktown and loved visiting Colonial Williamsburg often. We would drive up for a dinner and walk in the village.

James Atticus Bowden said...

Is this all ex post facto, or are you still working the neighborhood for research - if so, come by and visit. We are 20 minutes away.

Leslie Carbone said...

Jim, I go to Williamsburg as often as possible and would love to visit next time.

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