Sunday, November 15, 2009

Colonial Williamsburg-Wythe Home & Capitol

Colonial Williamsburg has recreated the life in Williamsburg, VA during 1750-1755, the end of the colonial era and the beginning of the Revolutionary War. I am sure it must be one of the largest living historical museums in the USA. We owe a "Big Thanks" to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. , for his $68 million restoration in 88 buildings and 500 structures.

The George Wythe Home.......
This building is 85% original from the 1800. George was a professor of law and teacher of Tomas Jefferson. Wythe was first among Virginia's signers of the Declaration of Independence. And to make things even more exciting we met Thomas Jefferson while touring the building. We found ourselves in an impromptu discussion with him concerning his courtship with Martha Skelton, his wife.
This is the room that George Wythe taught Thomas Jefferson law. What a place to see.

Dining room in the Wythe home. It was simple and yet elegant. Note the shutters on the inside of the house....

Governor's Mansion..
This Governor was appointed by the King of England to govern he had to look impressive and strong. The Mansion gave that look.
Entrance to the Governor's Mansion through the front doors is decorated with 200 weapons. The tour lady explained to us that .... "All the swords and muskets on the wall were to tell all that entered who was the strongest man in town..... anyway, she said, "that what you get when you have a man do the interior decorations". hehehehehe

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