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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Watercolor, Figurehead for Lady Blessington, c. 1936-1941, WPA, NARA

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Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

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Photo, A papier-mache cow. . . , 1944, Herald Newspaper, Flickr Commons

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