2017-12-07 / News

Where in the world is The News-Reporter...

... in a living history museum


Wayne and Sharon Williamson and The News-Reporter went on a recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, where they saw the Capitol Building (above). Virginia was the first colony to speak for independence on May 15, 1776, in the capitol building by the unanimous voices of the gentlemen who gathered there. The building standing today is substantially the same as the one built by contractor Henry Cary, but is the third building on the site as the previous ones were lost to fire. It was last used as a capitol on December 24, 1779, when the General Assembly adjourned to reconvene May 1 at the new capital in Richmond. Colonial Williamsburg consists of dozens of original buildings, homes, and shops reconstructed on 301 acres, most on their original foundations. A visit there takes one back in time to the dawn of America! This News-Reporter is 418 miles from home. Wayne and Sharon Williamson and The News-Reporter went on a recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, where they saw the Capitol Building (above). Virginia was the first colony to speak for independence on May 15, 1776, in the capitol building by the unanimous voices of the gentlemen who gathered there. The building standing today is substantially the same as the one built by contractor Henry Cary, but is the third building on the site as the previous ones were lost to fire. It was last used as a capitol on December 24, 1779, when the General Assembly adjourned to reconvene May 1 at the new capital in Richmond. Colonial Williamsburg consists of dozens of original buildings, homes, and shops reconstructed on 301 acres, most on their original foundations. A visit there takes one back in time to the dawn of America! This News-Reporter is 418 miles from home.

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