may 4-6 - 155th anniversary programs & lectures

Join WBA director, local author and historian, and musician Carson O. Hudson to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg through special programs and lectures at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum (325 W. Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185).  Programs and lectures are included with museum admission. 

May 4 @ 11:15 AM: Learn the stories behind interesting and unusual wartime photographs in Why Aren't They Smiling: A New Look at Civil War Photographs.

May 4 @ 4:30 PM:  Hear the music of the 60s - the 1860s - that both Union and Confederate soldiers enjoyed during Rally 'Round the Banjo: A Civil War Soldier's Play List.

May 5 @ 11:30 AM and May 6 @ 4:30 PM: Hear what Williamsburg was like during the Civil War as Carson O. Hudson lectures on his new book, Yankees in the Streets: Williamsburg During the Civil War.

May 5 @ 4:30 PM: Experience the Civil War through music and stories in the Civil War in Seven Songs

May 6 @ 11:15 AM: Explore the roll of young Captain George Armstrong Custer in the Battle of Williamsburg during this lecture on Custer's First Stand.

May 6 @ 3 PM: Listen as WBA and Civil War Trails director, Drew Gruber, talks about preservation and interpretation efforts in his program The Battle of WilliamsburgThis lecture is free and occurs at the Williamsburg Regional Library (515 Scotland St, Williamsburg, VA 23185). 


May 5-7 - 155th anniversary tours

May 5, 6, and 7 @ 7 PM: WBA tour guides lead walking tours of the historic area of Williamsburg, describing what the town experienced during and after the May 5, 1862 battle.  There is no fee for the tour.  A donation is appreciated.  Meet your tour guide at the east end of Duke of Gloucester Street in front of the reconstructed Capitol building.


may 9, 2017 - give local 757

Give where you live!  Give Local 757 is a fundraising event for non-profits in Hampton Roads.  The WBA is a registered participant and invites your support.   For 24 hours beginning at midnight on May 9, you can make an online, tax-deductible donation to the WBA at www.givelocal757.org. Funds raised in 2015 enabled us to replace the aged Battle of Williamsburg Historical Highway Marker.  Current fundraising will provide for interpretive signage and landscaping on the recently saved Smith Lot, a 3.5-acre parcel of core Williamsburg Battlefield land. Donors can also compete in prize challenges!  These are a fun way to win additional dollars for us and a special prize from the WBA for you.