Down Memory Lane: A Second Day at Williamsburg

Scenes from our second day at Williamsburg. June 22, 2007.

A couple of days ago I posted about our first day at Williamsburg.  Betsy and I went back a second day to see more of the historic area.

We visited the Museums of Williamsburg — the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.  Both museums were wonderful and they had excellent collections.  Betsy was especially impressed with the grandfather clocks we saw (she has always wanted one).  Fortunately we had to check our back packs before we went in and she couldn’t fit one in her pocket!

We also visited the College of William and Mary, where we toured the Wren Building, the oldest academic building still in use in America.  Construction on the building began August 8, 1695.  It was destroyed by fire three times, but was always rebuilt.  Today it looks very much as it did in 1723.  It was the first major building restored by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., after he began Williamsburg’s restoration in the late 1920s.

We also enjoyed a military review on Williamsburg’s Market Square by the 2nd Virginia Regiment and the Fife and Drums Corp.  The review included drills, musket firings and the firing of a cannon.

To see these pictures and others, click HERE.

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I’m grateful for the blue skies we enjoyed yesterday after a week of dreary gray skies.

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6 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: A Second Day at Williamsburg”

  1. storyteller at Small Reflections Says:

    Nifty collage of historical images today. I notice you posted this at 3:31am … guess I didn’t realize you were an early riser like me. I’ve been up since about 3:45 but am just sitting down to check my reader. I suspect you’ll enjoy my Colorful Miscellany.
    Hugs and blessings,

  2. MaryBeth Says:

    How neat. Love the collage too.
    What a wonderful trip to Williamsburg. I had a blogger friend who worked at the park dressed in period clothing. she enjoyed her time there. MB

  3. Cheryl Says:

    OK, definitely have got to put a visit here on my to-do list which is getting verrrrryyyy long!

  4. imac Says:

    Sounds you had a whale of a time George.

  5. Becky Says:

    Love that collage, it’s great. I had to laugh though since the only time I visited Williamsburg was when I chaperoned the high school band, yep, about one hundred and fifty teenagers…I must have been crazy…so I really don’t remember much about the place!!! PS, it was a horrible trip and I got home so sick my Mom had to take me to the doctor and when he saw me in the hall, he laughed!!!

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