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The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation allows classroom use of its web site text, images, and media. Students and teachers may download text, images, and media without restriction for use in a classroom setting*. Audio, video, and podcast interviews may not be presented to a non-educational audience without the expressed, written consent of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

* Electronic Field Trips are excluded. Registered schools see copyright information in the Electronic Field Trip teacher materials.

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Note: "Colonial Williamsburg" is a trademark name and a registered service mark of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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To request non-classroom use of text or images from Colonial Williamsburg's web site, contact our Visual Resources Library


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