January 25 - 28, 2018
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, our 20th 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.
Master Joiner, Colonial Williamsburg
Furniture Maker, Teacher & Specialist in French Marquetry,
San Diego, California
Master Joiner, Kingston, Massachusetts
Senior Curator of Mechanical Arts & Numismatics, Colonial Williamsburg
Master Cabinetmaker, Colonial Williamsburg
Journeyman Cabinetmaker, Colonial Williamsburg
Tool Researcher & Author, Bath, England
Master Blacksmith, Colonial Williamsburg
Host of the PBS Series The Woodwright's Shop and Teacher at The Woodwright's School, Graham, North Carolina
Journeyman Cabinetmaker, Colonial Williamsburg
Conservator & Scholar, Monterey, Virginia
Master Carpenter, Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to attend the 20th Annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference.
Scholarships provide full-paid registration to all Working Wood activities including lectures, demonstrations and social events as well as lodging at a Colonial Williamsburg hotel. The award does not include participation in pre-conference options for which there is an extra charge.
The Student Scholarship is open to individuals 17 years and older who are enrolled in a woodworking curriculum of an accredited school. We strive to inspire students passionate and committed to their goals as they learn new techniques from 18th century ways.
Special rates are available at the Colonial Williamsburg Hotels for conference registrants. Rates listed are single or double occupancy per night and do not include applicable taxes. Mention the conference, or use booking code 38188 to obtain the discounted rates. Confirm your reservation by calling 1-800-261-9530, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (ET).
With unparalleled hospitality, the Williamsburg Inn offers guests first-class food and beverage featuring the contemporary fine dining restaurant, the Rockefeller Room, and a sophisticated setting for cocktails at the Restoration Bar. Guestroom $245
Discover spacious guest rooms where you can enjoy Williamsburg's natural beauty. Terraces overlook a charming pond and wooded area. Access to world-class dining, recreation, and spa amenities. Guestroom $129
Enjoy a relaxing hotel escape in the heart of the Historic Area. Just steps from the action, the inviting Lodge boasts a world-class restaurant and convenient access to spa and recreation amenities.Standard $125, Deluxe $159
Conveniently located next to the Visitor Center and Huzzah! restaurant, a stay a the Williamsburg Woodlands includes a daily continental breakfast and fitness room.Standard $79, Suite $109
Imagine a setting filled with authentic period reproductions such as a canopy bed and a crackling fire in the hearth. Stay in the heart of the Historic Area with all the comforts of home.Superior/Standard $155
Whether you are looking for historic tavern, modern, casual, or quick fare, Colonial Williamsburg offers a range of dining experiences for everyone's palate. For reservations or additional information regarding dining opportunities, call 1-800-261-9530, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (ET).
The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers a calm sanctuary of classic elegance. Serene decor and thoughtful amenities allow for relaxation and rejuvenation. Arrive early and linger afterward treatments to enjoy steam rooms, signature showers and whirlpools as well as our relaxation lounges. Experience the wonders of The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for yourself by booking an appointment at 1-800-688-6479.
Pre-registration and payment in full are required. The registration fee for the full program is $375 per person. Single day registration options are not available for this program. Payment may be made by check, or charged to American Express, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard. Checks must be received no later than January 4, 2018, to avoid cancellation.
Registration includes the opening reception, three continental breakfasts, five coffee breaks, conference reception and banquet, presentations proposed in this program, and a Colonial Williamsburg admission pass. The agenda is subject to change without notice.
In the event a registrant cannot attend, the registration may be transferred to another individual, provided the individual is not already registered and the registration is used for the same conference. Notice of transfer must be received in writing and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a registrant cannot attend, notice of cancellation must be received in writing by 5 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, to be eligible for a refund. If notification is received by January 19, 2018, Colonial Williamsburg will refund registration fees, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellation notice should be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Michele Moyer, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776.
Refunds will not be granted after January 19, 2018. Travel and/or trip interruption insurance is recommended. Check with your travel agent for details.