WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gorsuch was nominated to the high court by President Donald Trump and took his seat in April 2017. He previously served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and at the U.S. Department of Justice as principal deputy associate attorney general. Colonial Williamsburg is the world's largest living history museum. In a statement released by the foundation, Gorsuch said Colonial Williamsburg is a place where people can reconnect with our nation's founding principles "on the very ground where they were forged." Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is also a trustee of the foundation. … [Read more...] about Gorsuch named as trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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Martha Waggoner, Associated Press Updated 9:20 pm PDT, Thursday, July 26, 2018 Photo: Nick Luccketti, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this photo taken in November 1991 and provided by First Colony Foundation, Ivor Noel Hume. left, speaks with J.C. "Pinky" Harrington, known as the father of American archaeology, during a dig at the Fort Raleigh Historic Site, near Manteo, N.C. Noel Hume later determined that the area was the site of the New World's first science lab, set up by Joachim Gans in 1585. A ceremony honoring Gans is being held Friday, July 27, 2018, at the historic site. (Nick Luccketti/First Colony Foundation via AP) less In this photo taken in November 1991 and provided by First Colony Foundation, Ivor Noel Hume. left, speaks with J.C. "Pinky" Harrington, known as the father of American archaeology, during a dig at the Fort ... more … [Read more...] about Before Lost Colony, he started 1st science lab in New World
Gillian Brockell, The Washington Post Published 9:03 am PDT, Thursday, July 5, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Brenau University Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This stone, purportedly found in a North Carolina swamp in 1937, could be a message from Roanoke colonist Eleanor White Dare, researchers say. This stone, purportedly found in a North Carolina swamp in 1937, could be a message from Roanoke colonist Eleanor White Dare, researchers say. Photo: Courtesy Brenau University Could a mysterious stone found near Roanoke's 'Lost Colony' be real? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Americans celebrated the nation's birth this week, and one of the mysteries of its founding may soon be illuminated. This fall new research may confirm the authenticity of an engraved stone found near the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke - a stone dismissed for … [Read more...] about Could a mysterious stone found near Roanoke’s ‘Lost Colony’ be real?
Detective work has become Leroy Graves’ specialty.Bring a shabby chair into his upholstery conservatory at Colonial Williamsburg, and he can tell by the tacks if the piece is 18th century and could sell for the price of a house.During his 50 years in the collections and conservation lab, he’s learned how the webbing that supports a chair seat can hint to if the chair was made in England, France or the Colonies.In his lab on a Friday in early May, Graves pointed to a chair , one of two he was asked to examine about three years ago. The mystery was whether it was part of a priceless set made for Lord Dunmore, who became Virginia’s last royal governor in 1770.Graves studied the intricate carving on the chair legs. The grooves were identical to an authentic chair that is in the Governor’s Palace.“This was made by the same hand and in the same shop,” he said.Graves’ investigative and problem-solving skills are storied. He invented a nonintrusive … [Read more...] about The man with the “Million Dollar” Hands: Leroy Graves, once a maintenance worker at Colonial Williamsburg, now one of the world’s top upholstery conservators
A Gloucester man now faces a federal weapons charge in connection with a pipe bomb that exploded in October near Colonial Williamsburg, where he worked.Stephen James Powers, 30, made his first appearance Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. He will be held in jail until a detention hearing set for Tuesday.Prosecutors in Williamsburg dropped three state charges Thursday in deference to the federal case.If convicted, Powers faces up to 10 years in prison. The pipe bomb exploded about 5 p.m. Oct. 19 in a parking lot. But the Williamsburg Police Department started looking into Powers a week earlier after an incident at a Colonial Williamsburg maintenance office, according to court documents obtained by the Daily Press.The office is located below the Chico’s clothing store in the 400 block of W. Duke Of Gloucester St.Williamsburg firefighters and Colonial Williamsburg security responded Oct. 11 to a report of a sulfur smell at the office, but didn’t find … [Read more...] about Feds to prosecute suspect in Colonial Williamsburg pipe bomb explosion