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90th Anniversary of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation:

Architects William Perry (left), Thomas Mott Shaw (center), and Andrew H. Hepburn (right)

The Architect of Colonial Williamsburg

As the Foundation celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Restoration, we recall the story of architect William Perry (left). It was up to Perry and his partners, Thomas Mott Shaw (center) and Andrew H. Hepburn (right), to secure John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s financial commitment to the project.

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  • The Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin

    A Restoration Appreciation

    The Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin recounts in an essay the generosity of Colonial Williamsburg's benefactor.

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  • Samuel Freeman

    The Man Who Said No

    Samuel Freeman spoke up at a 1928 town meeting to oppose Williamsburg's Restoration.

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  • Architectural Clues video


    See how Historic Foodways prepares "a Nice Indian Pudding."

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  • The Organized Piano

    The Organized Piano

    Hear former Foundation curator John Watson recount the restoration of this unusual instrument that once graced the
    St. George Tucker home.

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