HVIS 2007 Companion Program
The Companion Program will offer interesting events including a proposed tour of a Colonial Plantation situated on the James River. Please watch for updates. There are many interesting special events taking place during the year to celebrate America's 400th Anniversary.
The Colonial Williamsburg's Visitor Center is the official gateway to America's 400th anniversary, marking the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in the New World at Jamestown in 1607. America's evolution from colonial status to nationhood is chronicled through a unique blend of timeline, film, thematic exhibits, and outdoor living history at the Yorktown Victory Center. Special events throughout 2007 at both locations celebrate this momentous event and explore its role in the evolution of government, cultural and social institutions that characterize today's United States.
The conference location is the Williamsburg Lodge. The guest rooms and suites will be new or newly renovated with furnishings inspired by the collections of the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and include modern amenities, such as high-speed internet connectivity. Recreation at the lodge includes golf, outdoor pools, tennis, croquet, and lawn bowling.
Admission tickets to Colonial Williamsburg will be included in the conference package for registered participants. By taking a short walk from the Lodge, you will step back in time to a thriving 18th-century community, the capital of England's largest, and most important colony in the new world. America's largest living history museum offers an unparalleled view of daily Colonial life when it was a powerful center of politics, commerce, and culture. Over 500 original and carefully reconstructed public buildings, private homes, taverns and shops, and 90 acres of gardens and public greens comprise the Historic Area. It is brought to life with tradesmen and historical interpreters in full period costume. A shuttle-bus service around the perimeter is available.
The Williamsburg area offers a variety of activities, including Busch Gardens Williamsburg, an action-packed, European themed adventure park with 17th century charm and 21st century technology, and shopping at the area's outlet malls. Near the conference one can explore America's Civil War history, maritime museums at Norfolk and Newport News, and the shores of the Chesapeake Bay or Atlantic Ocean.
Images courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Jamestown Settlement
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