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By Bill Sullivan

“A commitment to religious freedom is one of the most important achievements of the founding era precisely because it could be dangerous,” said James Sidbury, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Rice University, in a talk at the Dewitt Wallace Museum. But dangerous to whom? Sidbury was a featured speaker during …

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Religion Month is a great time to revisit Bruton Parish Church  — a 300-year old structure that still operates as a modern Episcopalian parish. This distinctive brick building was completed in 1715 as the third Anglican church to serve the Virginia colony since 1660.

Over the years, the congregation has featured such notables as George …

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We transplanted the cauliflower from the hotbed frame to the garden on Thursday last. The day was overcast with periods of rain; dripping weather as the gardeners say and the most eligible of conditions for transplantation.

Still, we put the young cauliflowers under glasses to keep the wind off which is liable to lash them …

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We asked for a name for one of the Leicester longwool lambs. Then you overwhelmed us.

We received over 1,000 suggestions.  So we gave names to all lambs that were born so far this spring.

The 11 names that were chosen were:
1. Napoleon
2. Lambert
3. Raleigh
4. Fife
5. Jefferson Longshanks
6. Sprout
7. Stuart Lambginton
8. Pickle
9. Sir Wooly Coates
10. …

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For the rest of April, Colonial Williamsburg will continue to celebrate religious history month. Any British colony was required to promote the Anglican Church as its official religion, stifling the practice of Presbyterian and Baptist dissenters, and forbidding that of Catholics and non-Christians. Gaining religious freedom was one of the goals of the revolution. …

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By Lisa O. Monroe

On April 26, some 250 excited and nervous students will stream into Thomas Nelson Community College’s Historic Triangle Center to present the culmination of a year of work.

It’s Virginia History Day (VHD). The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Virginia State affiliate to National History Day, will be hosting the state wide competition …

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