and especially the gardens!
The Folk Art Museum is filled with treasures–too many to see in one day.
But even with all the buildings, collections and activities, I am most impressed by the history.
This is the Capitol, where Patrick Henry made his famous speech calling for the colonists to defy the British and their Stamp Act, and where the Virginia General Assembly, in May 1776, voted to instruct their delegates at the Constitutional Congress in Philadelphia to vote for Independence!
Meanwhile, down the street at the Governor’s Palace,
the governor’s family had already fled, followed shortly by the governor, who was known forever after as the one who lost Britain’s greatest colony.
Poor guy! Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time!
How about this?
I will spare your tender ears from Mr. Fun‘s thoughts on my suggestion that this cabinet would look stunning in our dining room.
You know, our house is a Georgian colonial, after all, so I think these pieces would be quite appropriate.
I am telling you for sure that somehow this mirror is going to be making the trip from Virginia to Connecticut.
I hope you have enjoyed this little trip to Colonial Williamsburg, and that you will join me in remembering the brave men who so boldly defied the King and gave birth to our independence!
There are more fascinating (I hope!) trips for you in the next few weeks so stay tuned!
And of course you don’t want to miss the celebration of the beginning, one year ago, of my blog!
I think I will have a giveaway!