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This site will help you plan your perfect weekend getaway to America's Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Each week, we'll feature different events and programs happening in our area. Whether you're planning a romantic escape, family adventure or relaxing retreat, the Williamsburg area offers something for every want, need and desire! Need help planning your trip? Contact us!



What's Happening:
February 23 - March 1

This Week Only
Muscarelle’s Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty
Feb 21 -
Apr 5
Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty will comprise more than 25 outstanding drawings by the Renaissance genius, including the precious sketches in the Codex on the Flight of Birds and the delicate Study for the Head of an Angel, which Sir Kenneth Clark considered “one of the most beautiful drawings in the world.”
Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3 – Celebrating Musical Innovations
Feb 25 - 26,
8 pm
The Williamsburg Symphonia, Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra conducted by Janna Hymes, presents Masterworks Concert #3, with guest soloist Paul Neubauer, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic. Romantic and fun describe the three compositions Mr. Neubauer will perform, in a delightful and diverse program, which also includes works by Haydn and Brahms.
W&M Theatre Presents “Crowns”
Feb 26 -
 Mar 1, See website for full schedule
William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance presents the gospel musical “Crowns” by Regina Taylor: Feb. 26–March 1, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
“From Africa to Virginia” Theme Month at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
February (Last Week)

February is “From Africa to Virginia” theme month at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums.
Telling the Story
Feb 28,
2 - 3 pm
Share a part of your history in this interactive storytelling program! Join Dylan Pritchett of the Virginia Black Storytellers as he shares stories of growing up in our community and encourages participants to share their stories as well! Bring your stories, or just come to listen! For ages 18+. Light refreshments provided. At Freedom Park.
Louis Draper Photography Exhibit Reception
Feb 23,
4 - 6 pm
Please join us as we celebrate the work of prominent African American photographer Louis Draper (1935-2002). A Richmond, Virginia native, Draper moved to Harlem in 1958 to study photography. Over the years he amassed nearly 1,000 prints of street photography, abstract images and portraits of notable contemporaries including Malcolm X and Miles Davis.
Williamsburg Library: Berthe Morisot and the Impressionist Image of Women
Feb 23,
7:30 pm
Berthe Morisot was a woman of extraordinary talents who carved a career for herself out of the male-dominated art world of 19th century Paris. She was one of only a few women who exhibited with both the Paris Salon and the highly influential and innovative Impressionists.
February Wine Dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant
Feb 27,
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Join us for one or all of our international/national wine dinners. This month’s dinner features wines from California. $. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information.
Homeschool Afternoon at the VLM
Feb 27,
2 - 5 pm
The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool students K through 12 an afternoon of fun and engaging programs of natural and space science
Berkeley Homeschool Month
, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm daily
During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation.
The Mariners’ Museum : The Coffee Bar: Coffee Tastings
Feb 26,
7 pm
Coffee at night? Why not?! This evening event will include a hands-on coffee activity, access to tour Coffee: The World in Your Cup, light refreshments, live music and a cash bar with a signature coffee drink! Cover charge is $10 and supports the Mariners’ Museum and Park.
Watermen’s Museum : Literary High Tea
Feb 25,
3 - 5 pm
Hosted by Watermen’s Museum in our beautiful Carriage House location overlooking the York River. Enjoy Carrot Tree’s delightful high tea featuring; Silk Sachet Teas; Scones & Biscuits; Petite Quiche; Tea Sandwiches; Dessert Plates, and more. Our guest, Marilyn Iglesias, fashion historian, discusses Civil War Fashions. Reservations recommended. Seating is limited.
Raleigh Tavern: Remember the Ladies
Feb 24,
3 - 4:30 pm
Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them. Also see:
Remember the Ladies, March 1 - 15
Meet the Caped Crusader
Mar 1, 2 - 5 pm

Calling all Superheroes! Meet the Caped Crusader! At Great American Cookies in New Town. 757-565-2580
Civil War Overnight Adventure
Feb 27 -
28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 am
Pack your pajamas and your sleeping bag and head over to The Mariners’ Museum on Friday, February 27 for our overnight all about the Civil War’s Battle of Hampton Roads. Designed for children ages 7 – 12 and their favorite adults.
Introduction to Watercolor Painting Workshop
Feb 28, 9 am - 4 pm
(There will be a break for lunch)
Fundamentals of watercolor painting. Learn about materials, basic strokes, painting on wet and dry paper, and handling the medium. Students will build skills regarding what they hear and see, not only by trying the basics as they are demonstrated, but also painting a simple still live. Visit artist website: Fundamentals of watercolor painting.
Bruton Parish presents: The Bible & The Future: A Lenten Program
Feb 25,
6 pm soup supper, 7 pm program
Soup supper at 6pm then a 7pm study every Wednesday night in Lent, we’ll discuss topics in the Craig C. Hill book, In God’s Time. He is the Research Professor of Theological Pedagogy; Executive Director of D.Min. and M.A.C.P. Programs at Duke Divinity School. RSVP for the suppers at 757-229-2891.
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Feb 28, 4 pm
“Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. At the Virginia Living Museum.
Live Entertainment at Water Street Grille
Through February
- See website for schedule details
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout February. See website for schedule.
Mariners Museum: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Feb 21 -
Sep 7 (Opening Weekend)
From the plant to your mug, explore the world’s most popular beverage shipped by sea. This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story behind everyone’s favorite pick-me-up, coffee! Visitors can visit an 18th century coffeehouse replica and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world.
"Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America" Exhibit
Through June 30, 2015
A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery.
Mariners Museum presents: Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
Apr 30
Mysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences into earthly worlds that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see.
Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Drawing Workshop with Artist Stephany Elsworth Pierce
Feb 4 -
25, 2015 at 5 pm – 6:30pm (see website for details)
Come join Artist Stephany Elsworth Pierce to learn fun pen and ink drawing techniques in this series of classes.
A Celebration of Quilts
Jun 30, 2016

Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public.
A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
Dec 31, 2015
This wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups.
 “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
Sept 2015, 9 am - 5 pm

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum.

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