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Perks for Presidents @ Colonial Williamsburg

colonial-williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg visitors have a chance to hobnob with the Founding Fathers (well, actors playing them) and take in special programs, including a fife-and-drum salute to the presidents and Q&As with some of them. The historic area is between Richmond and Norfolk, about 150 miles southeast of Washington.Washington, Jefferson and Madison will be chatting with guests at Colonial Williamsburg this Presidents Day weekend when presidents of all types — PTA, student council, book club, etc. — get free admission to the re-created 18th century Virginia attraction.

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Colonial Williamsburg visitors have a chance to hobnob with the Founding Fathers (well, actors playing them) and take in special programs, including a fife-and-drum salute to the presidents and Q&As with some of them. The historic area is between Richmond and Norfolk, about 150 miles southeast of Washington.
To score a single-day admission ticket, you have to show proof that you too are or were a president of some group or organization, either with a letter, website, card or other form of identification.


The offer is good for free admission this Saturday through Monday, Feb 18-20, 2012
current or past presidents  save $22.95 for adults and $11.50 for children 6-12.

Following breakfast, an escort by the Fifes and Drums leads participants to the Capitol and additional experiences with the Presidents. Guests find Gen. Washington in the House of Burgesses relating his 15 years of service there as an elected legislator. Thomas Jefferson is in the Joint Conference Room confiding with guests about his efforts as governor to re-write the laws of Virginia. In the General Court, James Madison discusses the Virginia Declaration of Rights and Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom.

Patrick Henry, portrayed by actor-interpreter Richard Schumann, recalls the Williamsburg lives of Washington, Jefferson and Madison in “From a Virginia Governor…” at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the Hennage Auditorium of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

George Washington, portrayed by actor-interpreter Ron Carnegie, reflects on his long career in public service during “A Public Audience with the First President, George Washington,” presented three times during the weekend at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hennage Auditorium, and at 1:45 and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Courthouse of 1770.

The Virginia Company performs a special concert “To Washington’s Health” — a collection of songs and instrumental tunes familiar to the first President — at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol. Reflecting the breadth and character of music during his lifetime, the music includes pieces composed in Washington’s honor, songs heard at Mount Vernon, tunes to which he danced, and airs and instrumental works he enjoyed at the theater and in concert. A separate ticket is required.

Martha Washington, portrayed by actor-interpreter Lee Rose, appears at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to define the First Lady’s role during “The Duties of the President’s Wife: A Conversation with Martha Washington,” presented in the Hennage Auditorium.

President Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by actor-interpreter Bill Barker, reviews his long career in public service during “A Public Audience with the Third President –Thomas Jefferson” at 12:15 p.m. in the Hennage Auditorium. He reflects on his role in the Revolution, drafting the Declaration of Independence, his term as governor of Virginia during the war, service as ambassador to France and Secretary of State — all leading to his election as President.

The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums and artillery crews perform a stirring “Salute to the Presidents” at 4 p.m. Sunday on Market Square with Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison in attendance.

The Presidents Day Weekend comes to close with a pair of evening programs. “An Evening with the Presidents” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Kimball Theater at Merchants Square as Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison discuss the roles and relationship of the Executive to the Legislative Branch. “A Concert: From Coronation to Inauguration” fills the Governor’s Palace with an elegant evening of music at 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. Sunday in the home of the first two governors of the new Commonwealth of Virginia: Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. The evening programs require a special separate ticket.

A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor Card provides access to most Presidents Day Weekend programs, unless a separate ticket is required. For more information about Breakfast with the Presidents and Kimball Theater programming, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com .


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