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The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Washington in 1964: How Different It Was

Keith Runyon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

I read with interest, and a good bit of sadness, the story in The New York Times this week about the decline of the U.S. Senate Dining Room, apparently yet another victim of the noxious partisanship in our nation's capital.

A Fragile Union

William E. White | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
William E. White

The United States of America: we take the name of our nation for granted. From the perspective of nearly two and a half centuries of history, it appears obvious that we should be one country, bound together by constitutional principles, stretching from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans.

Responsible Freedom

William E. White | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If there is anything we can learn from our revolutionary generation in these weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, it could be--it should be--to focus less on our personal freedom "wants" and invest more time in civic responsibility.

The Revolution at Colonial Williamsburg

Scott S. Smith | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Scott S. Smith

If you think Colonial Williamsburg is the Republican Disneyland, you haven't been there in a while. The nation's largest living history center once had that reputation in the way it depicted the American Revolution. But that's been banished, along with George Washington's cherry tree.

5 Family Travel Destinations That Teach Kids U.S. History

Amy Whitley | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Amy Whitley

The kids are back to school and summer vacation is over. Keep the kids at their studies during fall getaways and weekend trips by visiting a historical landmark, museum or battlefield. Pick from one of these five top U.S. family travel destinations that teach U.S. history:

Crisis of Self-Government

William E. White | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
William E. White

Today, We the People are losing confidence in our institutions. But the treasure of American self-government is too precious to take for granted, and far too precious to discard.

Fun AND Educational

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Yes, summer vacation is for kicking back and relaxing, but learning doesn't have to be a chore.

American Crisis

William E. White | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
William E. White

We live in critical times. So has every other generation of American citizens. We cannot realize the promise of our American Revolution by restoring the past. We cannot become the "summer soldier and sunshine patriot" of Thomas Paine's The American Crisis.

Where The Tea Party Gets Schooled

Salon | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

So I just got back from a family vacation at Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia granddaddy of all American "living history" museums. (They hate the t...

Washington's 'Oval Office' To Be Remade

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A large canvas tent that served as George Washington's home and command center during the Revolutionary War is being duplicated d...

Rebecca Dolan Loves Williamsburg

Love Letters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Love Letters

But, we know that the best way to really get to know Colonial Williamsburg is to run the boxwood hedges or jump the Governor's Palace wall.

Major Changes Coming To Colonial Williamsburg

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Randy Hallman | Posted 04.14.2013 | DC

Looking to widen its appeal after a disappointing year, Colonial Williamsburg has chosen The Martin Agency as its advertising agency. The Colonial Wi...

American Folk Portraits Now On Display

AP | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A new American folk art exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg is highlighting some of the historic area's newly acquired paintings ...

What Do You Know About the Constitution?

William E. White | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
William E. White

Our Constitution is constantly bandied about, quoted, cited, and interpreted by every pundit from every media outlet and every political persuasion. Don't just take their word for it. What do you actually know about the Constitution? What do your children know about the Constitution?

New To Colonial Williamsburg: Its Own App

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Colonial Williamsburg is unveiling a new mobile application to help tourists experience the 18th century historic area. Official...

Virginia Giving Travel Prizes To Web Visitors

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia tourism officials are hoping to draw 1 million visitors to the state's website in May, and they're giving away bigger prizes...

Huffington Post Travel Guide To Family Vacations In Virginia

The Huffington Post | Jane Ellis | Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Virginia can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've...

PHOTOS: Hurricane Irene Hits The 18th Century At Colonial Williamsburg

Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel

From the Outer Banks to rural Vermont, tourist destinations are rebuilding after Hurricane Irene; cleaning up damage of varying degrees and reassuring...

Why I Travel and Occasionally Return

Jesse Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jesse Williams

We learn more about our favorite theatrical characters when they're placed in unfamiliar situations. The same goes for ourselves. New and different environments force us to ask ourselves what we really need and what can we do without.

Toyota Chief Overshoots Congressional Hearings by 150 Miles

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Toyota president Akio Toyoda said he was having difficulties with the brakes on his 2010 Toyota Prius, which finally came to rest after crashing into a blacksmith's shop in Colonial Williamsburg.

Heckuva Carbon Footprint, Mr. President!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Stager

We all know that we should spare no expense to ensure that the President of the United States is safe and comfortable. That's why he has a fleet of super-duper airplanes at his disposal.

43 Presidents Vs. Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart has its eye on Presidents Park, a Virignia tourist attraction with busts of all 43 presidents. If the retailer filibusters long enough, the presidents assembled may have to find new digs.