Thursday, May 11, 2006

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg was the capital of Virginia on the eve of the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg is an attempt to re-create some sense of what the place was like, complete with sheep in some of the yards, and shopkeepers in colonial dress.

We saw a well-done re-enactment of the royal governor, Lord Dunmore, closing down the Virginia legislature. He hoped to suppress displays of sympathy for those rebellious tea-partiers in Boston. In response, Virginia legislators issued a call for a big meeting of representatives from all the colonies.

Of course, we know that idea got way out of hand!

He closed down their doors,
But helped open a mess.
Maybe Lord Dunmore
Should have done less.

No comments: