The same Nor'easter that blasted most of the Northeast left its mark on Colonial Williamsburg yesterday, with much rain and wind and chilly temperatures (though fortunately no snow!) While only the bravest and those armed with the sturdiest umbrellas ventured out into the streets, it was a perfect day to stay indoors beside a fire. In the Margaret Hunter shop, seamstress Emma Cross, left, took advantage of the pale sunlight to in the shop's window to stitch a hem into the silk gauze of a new cap.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.