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5-star review

Here is another 5-star review posted on TripAdvisor by guests who stayed with us recently: We stayed overnight for a nearby wedding. Larry and Patricia had everything ready when we arrived. They were so cordial that we felt awkward running out to the wedding. To top it off, we had a family emergency and needed […]

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Turn TV series auction

Turn TV series auction. Turn, the TV series about Washington’s New York City spy network during the Revolutionary War, finished production on the third and final year. Much of it was shot in Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond. On Monday and Tuesday there was a 2-day on-line auction for over 2,000 furniture items, accessories, and props […]

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Thanks to Colonial Williamsburg, I was able to research 18th century fireboards (alternately also called chimneyboards) in the archives. Since our house is a historically accurate recreation of an 18th century Central Virginia plantation house, we want the fireboards to have historically appropriate scenes. How are they used? Colonial fireplaces did not have dampers to […]

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