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Educational Conferences, Forums & Symposiums

Educational Conferences, Forums and Symposiums offer a broad range of high-quality programs that address topics of historical and contemporary significance ranging from the decorative arts and material culture to the historic trades and horticulture. Colonial Williamsburg's skilled professionals are joined by distinguished members of the academic and professional communities to present these programs.




Working Wood

From turned, green wood chairs to elaborate marquetry pieces, pre-industrial furniture in America took many forms and sprang from numerous traditions. With each tradition came different sets of tools, shop structures, and approaches to solving problems in a common material: wood. For this annual conference, we have brought together an impressive group of presenters to speak to some of these different traditions with an emphasis on shops and tools.

A silver Masterpiece

The Governor's Palace

Building Arts



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