Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

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In the early 1900s, William Goodwin, a local pastor, was saddened by the state of his historic hometown, Williamsburg, Virginia. The town where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had once lived and worked was gone. Most of the buildings from the colonial era were either falling apart or had been torn down. Goodwin knew the town’s once-great past could be reborn. He just needed help—from townspeople, a team of historians, and one of the richest men in the world. Colonial Williamsburg traces the incredible story of the town, from its heyday as then capital of colonial Virginia to the largest living history museum in the world. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.

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A look at the town of Williamsburg, Virginia, explores how it went from the capital of colonial Virginia to the largest living history museum in the world.

Publisher: New York, New York : Bearport Publishing Company, Inc., [2017]
ISBN: 9781944102463
1944102469
Call Number: j975.54252 GOL
Characteristics: 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm.

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JCLMargaretO Jan 04, 2018

A super easy read and an excellent introduction to the history and remaking of Colonial Williamsburg. Shows how a well-known philanthropist, architects, historians, and costumed interpreters took the dream of a simple pastor and made the city come alive again. Lots of before and after photos with highlights about things to see and do for all ages.

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