Colonial Williamsburg‘s most significant historical program is “Revolutionary City“, a series of skits re-enacting the major events surrounding the American colonies’ break with Britain and depicting their impact on the people of Virginia.
The Declaration of Independence is read to the citizens of Williamsburg,
and a new flag flies atop the Capitol.
Williamsburg is a city of ideas, and founding fathers encourage citizens to understand what independence means.
Meanwhile, slaves ask what it means to them.
But when Williamsburg is recaptured by the British, under the traitor Benedict Arnold,
it appears that independence may be short-lived.
Upcoming posts in this series on Colonial Williamsburg will describe Revolutionary City skits in greater detail.
I fell in love with travel on a trip to Mexico when I was nine years old. Since then, I’ve travelled the globe from Israel to El Salvador. I’ve skied the Swiss Alps and hiked national parks like Acadia, Zion, Shenandoah, and Virgin Islands. I’ve marvelled at masterpieces in the Prado, the Uffizi, the Huntington, and the National Gallery of Art. I’ve stayed in a cabin on a mountaintop in Norway and on a kibbutz along the Sea of Galilee, and been kicked out of the Ritz at the Place Vendôme. I’ve taken cooking classes from New England to the Caribbean, and watched a chef prepare traditional shakshuka in the kitchen of his restaurant in Tel Aviv. I weave historical research and my personal experiences together in writing this blog. I hope you find it helpful. Read more …