After 33 years of enslavement with the Armistead family, James faced a crucial question: Who could he trust?
In a place awash with stories, it’s no surprise that Colonial Williamsburg’s carriage drivers have their share. They’ve been in the driver’s seat for everything from typical tours of the town to life-changing moments.
Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. James Madison sat in the Fifth Virginia Convention. James Monroe served in the Continental army and was wounded at the Battle of Trenton. All Virginians. All Revolutionaries. All Patriots. And all destined to become President of the United States.
Today, anyone can replicate tin punching by using materials that can easily be found in hardware stores or even home cupboards — a metal can, a hammer and nails.
Norman Rockwell’s drawings helped to publicize the completed restoration of several Historic Area buildings.