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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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Photo. Jessie Lloyd with an unidentified group. 1928

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Photo, The Thomas Paine Memorial Building, Thomas Paine National Historical Ass.

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Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

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Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

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Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

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Bush AIDS Flag. . . , ACT UP New York, New York Public Library

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Engraving, The Tea-Tax Tempest, 1778, NYPL Digital Gallery

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