Opening Ceremony Information - Update

Update - We received a bit more detail on the opening schedule, so we've added/changed the appropriate information.

Greetings. We wanted to share some last minute information about the Opening Program and Ceremony for the Coffeehouse.

Here's the schedule:

  • Historic Trades will provide demonstrations from 2 to 4 p.m. in front of the Secretary's Office.
  • Beginning at 3 p.m., we'll have a variety of entertainment throughout the area, including musicians, actors, and interpreters.
  • There will be free samples of Charlton's Blend coffee, cider, and American Heritage Chocolate served between Shields and Palmer House.
  • At 3:45 p.m., the Fife & Drums will play, to let the public know that the Opening Program is about to begin.
  • At 4 p.m., we'll have a preview of the new Revolutionary City scene based on the Stamp Act Riot of 1765, when Chief Distributor of Stamps George Mercer was pulled from ane angry crowd by Lieutenant-Governor Francis Fauquier.
  • After the end of the Stamp Act scene, there will be the Opening Cermony itself, including the welcome and remarks by Richard Tilghman, Jeanne Zeidler, Colin Campbell, and Forrest Mars.
  • Later in the evening, we'll open up the Coffeehouse to public tours. The community open house will continue throughout Saturday and Sunday, featuring free tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be no Revolutionary City programming this Friday, and access to the area will be open to everyone with or without a ticket.


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Rick Brouse's Gravatar

BREAKING MY HEART TO MISS THIS!!! Oh Well, I'll check the web cam tomorrow, think of all the lucky folks who are in attendence and look forward to a visit in the spring. As this project comes to a close (or a beginning, depending on how you view the contents of the cup), I just want to send out a HUGE personal THANK YOU to Mr. Josh. This has been such fun. And you have done a marvelous job. I hope your "boss" reads this blog!!!
Later all you CCH bloggers

Posted By Rick Brouse | 11/19/09 11:44 AM
Barb's Gravatar

As a long time visitor to Colonial Williamsburg, I watched the excation unfold over the years - going from an open space to a tent covered lot, then a structure with a roof. We'll be there again soon and I can't wait to see it!

Posted By Barb | 6/17/10 11:54 AM