Colonial Williamsburg

The good old days.

Leslie Carbone

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.

Governor's Palace

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.

Colonial Williamsburg

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

Colonial Williamsburg

including work,

Colonial Williamsburg

seasons and rhythms,

Colonial Williamsburg

and gathering places like taverns and coffeehouses.

Shields Tavern

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.

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg


  1. 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.

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