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Online Program

Adventures Online: A Colonial Yuletide in Williamsburg

Ring in the holidays during this special, Yuletide learning adventure live from Colonial Williamsburg! Delight in colonial history, music and lore all from the comfort of your home.
Program No. 24206RJ
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Online Program

Adventures Online: A Colonial Yuletide in Williamsburg

Ring in the holidays during this special, Yuletide learning adventure live from Colonial Williamsburg! Delight in colonial history, music and lore all from the comfort of your home.
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Program No. 24206 RJ
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.

At a Glance

Celebrate a historic Yuletide during this online learning adventure, live from Colonial Williamsburg! With historians and living history interpreters, immerse yourself in the traditions and festive spirit of the colonial holiday season. Trace Yuletide customs across three centuries and get a look into the importance of religion in Colonial America. Learn how colonial revelers remained warm and fashionable during the holidays, and how they would have dressed during the 12 days of Christmas. Enjoy a festive musical presentation by a historical interpreter and hear tales of how the common folk would have celebrated their holidays. Best of all, bond with your fellow Road Scholars as you share stories of your own traditions and enjoy a wassail toast to the holiday season.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Be transported back in time as local historians share a glimpse at how the Yuletide has been celebrated during the past three centuries in America.
  • Enjoy a visit from America’s first First Lady, Martha Washington, who will share colonial Christmas traditions as well as stories of her husband at home and in the battlefield.
  • Learn how to dress for the festivities during the 12 days of Christmas, delight in Yuletide music and learn about holiday foods that were prepared by colonial cooks.

General Notes

Your online program will include 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live and in person experience. This live online experience is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Anne Conkling
A native of Pennsylvania with family roots deep in that state, Anne Conkling attended American University before finally settling in Williamsburg, Va. She has a passion for anything historical, particularly from the period 1500-1875. Her interests include colonial Virginia, the role of the Anglican Church in colonization, royal charters, political life cycles, and the roles of women of all races. Anne has written for various newspapers and publications, is a historical interpreter at Bruton Parish Church, and a teacher of historical interpreters at Jamestown Island.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Mary Griffith View biography
Mary Griffith, a chocolatier, has an MBA from Old Dominion University and started Virginia's Finest Chocolate while an undergraduate student at Christopher Newport University. Taking the Small Business Institute class, she created the business plan for Virginia's Finest Chocolate and carried it out. For more than 25 years, Mary has enjoyed sharing her love for all things chocolate with her handmade products and educational programs. Her products carry Virginia's Finest Trademark as awarded by the Virginia Department of Agriculture.
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Lee Ann Rose View biography
Lee Ann Rose has found a way to use her theatre degree and her love of history into a career that has spanned 20 years at Colonial Williamsburg and now has allowed her to step out creating her own company called, Shades of Our Past. At her time at Colonial Williamsburg, she has played Martha Washington and coached other character interpreters and Nation Builders. When she is not performing, she is working on a book about Martha Washington's children.
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Eileen Wells View biography
Eileen Wells was raised in New York and New Jersey and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French from Bucknell University. Upon arriving in Newport News, VA, she went to work using her degree to schedule the construction of navy frigates at Newport News Shipbuilding. Moving to Williamsburg, she followed a winding path before ending up in her dream job — being a group leader with our Road Scholars for more than a decade. Eileen recently moved to Charlottesville, enjoying living close to her four grandchildren.
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Anne Conkling View biography
A native of Pennsylvania with family roots deep in that state, Anne Conkling attended American University before finally settling in Williamsburg, Va. She has a passion for anything historical, particularly from the period 1500-1875. Her interests include colonial Virginia, the role of the Anglican Church in colonization, royal charters, political life cycles, and the roles of women of all races. Anne has written for various newspapers and publications, is a historical interpreter at Bruton Parish Church, and a teacher of historical interpreters at Jamestown Island.
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Stephen Christoff View biography
Stephen Christoff has been a musical fixture at Colonial Williamsburg for more than 15 years. Since 2006, he has performed his one-man show called "Seller of Songs" at the Hennage Theater in Colonial Williamsburg to sell-out audiences and rave reviews. In 2007, Stephen was a member of a collaborative performance team that played over 100 performances of "American Musicworks," a signature show designed for the Dewitt Wallace Galleries folk art exhibition, and also performed for the Jamestown 2007, Godspeed Sail and Landing Party Festival. He has headlined at locations including Mount Vernon, Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Virginia's Yorktown Celebration Festival, The National Portrait Gallery, The Library of Congress, The Black Swamp Arts Festival and Disney's Epcot Center.
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Kate Tilley View biography
Kate Tilley, a Pennsylvania native, received a BA in Theatre from DeSales University with concentrations in Acting and Costuming. In 2009, she turned her attention to historical clothing in the Colonial time period and began an internship with the Tailors at Colonial Williamsburg. As a Historic Clothing Technician at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Kate served as mentor for new historical clothing staff and served as a team leader at the Jamestown Settlement Costume Shop. She currently works as a freelance actor and runs History Abounds (facebook.com/historyabounds).
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Christmas in Williamsburg
by K. M. Kostyal
Christmas in Colonial and Early America
by World Book
A Very Virginia Christmas
by Wilford Kale
We Were Marching on Christmas Day
by Kevin Rawlings
Colonial Williamsburg Decorates for Christmas: Step-by-Step Illustrated Instructions
by Colonial Williamsburg
The Artful Tree: Ornaments to Make Inspired by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
by Jan Gilliam and Christina Westenberger





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