Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

October 28, 2010

Students at Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

These students gather information for a colonial history fact finding game.  Their question was, "Why was the capitol moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg, or Middle Plantation as it was then known?"  These costumed employees of Colonial Williamsburg gladly guided them to the correct answers


Ginny said...

Why WAS it moved?

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very beautiful activity image...
And the costume of the employee is very unfamiliar to me !!!
Thanks for sharing such local shots.

Kaori said...

These kids must be very lucky to be able to actually go to the place in history and ask their questions! Wow :-D

Valerie @ Intelligent Expressions said...

As my kids have moved thru (and are moving thru) High School - I miss the fact that this wealth of history is no longer at the tip of their fingers.

History is ALIVE!! in Williamsburg and Jamestown! Oh how I loved being in those places.

I just love all the memories your blog brings to my mind of our short 3 years down south!. Seems like a lifetime ago.

GrandmaK said...

History is so important!! How else will be learn to avoid past mistakes or improve on the successes! Wishing you well! Cathy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful way to learn history!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

The Capitol was moved for several reasons: Jamestown was a swampy area subject to the insect infestations, etc. that come with it; the water was not good as the river is a mix of fresh and salt water which caused a variety of illnesses; the state house there burned several times; and, "Middle Plantation" was at higher elevation at about a mid-point between the James and York Rivers, with a better water supply and ample land to cultivate.

Darryl and Ruth : )

RSA Course said...

I absolutely love Williamsburg! It's so gorgeous, I spend almost every vacation there :)

bettyl said...

I'm so glad I found your blog because you live it such an historic place. I look forward to perusing your photos.

Anonymous said...

Past, present and future in one - how very hopeful.

Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

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