Looking for meaningful gifts this holiday season? Well, you are in the right place! Inspire your loved ones by giving a gift that makes a difference: a Present from the Past from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Our mission to preserve and impart the story of our past is vital, now more than ever.
Your gifts help us maintain everything you love about Colonial Williamsburg. Whether you admire our beautiful gardens, are awed by the Fifes and Drums’ military march and sound, or enjoy the animals in our Rare Breeds program, giving a Present from the Past supports the Foundation and all of our diverse initiatives.
When you support The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation with a Present from the Past, we’ll send a note with a description of the program you have chosen to highlight; a personalized message; and your choice of a “Sally Lamb” plush animal, a Colonial Williamsburg Armoury Cap or a Colonial Williamsburg Canvas Tote—either to you or directly to your designated recipient, as you request.
Act quickly! December 1, 2018, is the deadline for getting the gift shipped to arrive by December 24.
The following gift opportunities are examples of the ways that your gift can make a difference for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Please note that gifts will be used for the highest and greatest purpose. They may be combined with other gifts to enrich our educational and research programs and to preserve the historical treasures in our keeping. In this way, you partner with us as we pursue our mission “to feed the human spirit by sharing America’s enduring story.”
It costs the Foundation about $35 to plant 25 flower bulbs in one of the many gardens or along pathways throughout the Historic Area. The next time you visit, remember to discover the many beautiful sights just off the main thoroughfare by meandering through the side streets, alleyways, yards and gardens of the Historic Area.
Your gifts can support our efforts to enliven Williamsburg with animals, just as it would have been in the 18th century. For example, $50 might feed an adorable, newly-weaned Leicester Longwool lamb over a month’s time and help it grow strong and healthy. Help us preserve this historical and rare breed—and visit to enjoy them frolicking in our pastures every Spring.
With your gift of $50, you can help continue our preservation efforts. Bricks and mortar do not last forever, and there are 603 buildings in the Historic Area—88 of which are original to the 18th century—to be maintained and preserved.
It takes about $35 to provide a week’s worth of hay for one of our beautiful, hard-working horses during the cold winter months while they wait to return to summer pastures. Our Cleveland Bay horses are an authentic 18th-century breed with wonderful dispositions—and hearty appetites!
From all of us at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation—Thank you in advance for supporting this special place. Because of you, we endure. Your generosity makes Colonial Williamsburg a wonderful place to visit and a beacon of civic responsibility and education for future generations.