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Making History Now a Colonial Williamsburg Blog

Where the past ignites the present. Keep up with what's happening behind the scenes, plus tips for visiting, history, and much more.


Present from the Past 2018

October 19, 2018

Presents from the Past

Something for everyone on your list – Delight that special someone with a Present from the Past


Blog Post Archive


Becoming Mrs Washington: Martha the Mom

April 14, 2017 by Katharine Pittman

Maratha Washington

This period of Martha’s life has fascinated me and has become the center of my study and program development for the spring season. I suppose I have good reason: my husband and I just welcomed our first child.

Finding Americas Forgotten Founder: My Journey to Discover George Mason

December 13, 2016 by Joe Ziarko

George Mason

George Mason seems to want to be left alone, but that’s not an option for me. As Colonial Williamsburg’s newest Nation Builder, it is my task is to learn all I can about this “forgotten founder.”

Becoming Thomas Jefferson: My Journey Up Toms Mountain

April 28, 2016 by Kurt Smith

Young Thomas Jefferson

Kurt Benjamin Smith portrays young Thomas Jefferson at Colonial Williamsburg.