A town’s market house was a bustling hubbub of vendors, shoppers, and business. Colonists from all walks of life mingled on market days: housewives, servants, slaves, and tavern keepers. The market was the heart of the community, and as such, it was tightly regulated and regularly inspected. Architectural Historian Carl Lounsbury introduces the latest reconstruction on Duke of Gloucester Street.
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Historic sites can speak volumes if you know what to listen for. Professor Jim Whittenburg on how to get the most out of site visits.| Transcript
The tailor’s art is all in the cut. Journeyman Tailor Mark Hutter threads the needle of historic fashion.| Transcript
Colonists went green before green was a movement. Learn to keep an organic garden the Colonial Williamsburg way. Master Gardener Wesley Greene talks about history’s methods.| Transcript
The backyards of Williamsburg’s finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.| Transcript