Colonial Williamsburg: The History of the Settlement that Became America's Most Famous Living History Museum
- Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
- Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-19-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Charles River Editors
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As fate would have it, a major initiative during the 20th century would restore Williamsburg to a place of prominence, literally. In one of America's most ambitious building projects, efforts were undertaken to reconstruct the main parts of Colonial Williamsburg and restore it to a more original appearance, whether it was constructing new buildings with the old architecture or renovating colonial buildings.
In doing so, Williamsburg was transformed from a sleepy (albeit historic) town into the biggest tourist destination in Virginia, and America's most famous living-history museums. In the 20th century, it was used to teach students about American history and even current events, and naturally, it is now a place full of exhibits and historical reenactments. Put simply, there is no place else in the country that can provide modern Americans with a sense of what life was like in the 17th and 18th centuries better than Colonial Williamsburg, which is what makes it so popular nearly 400 years after it was founded.
Colonial Williamsburg: The History of the Settlement that Became America's Most Famous Living History Museum analyzes the history of Williamsburg and its transformation into Virginia's most visited tourist spot.
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By Todd Albert on 08-29-15
The text is fine, but frequent mispronunciations
The text is fine. This piece was written as a short introduction to the history of Williamsburg, broken into chapters, up through the 1930's. The narrator reads fluently enough, but mispronounces dozens of words. So if you do want to painlessly learn some new facts about the history of Williamsburg while on the drive to visit it in person, this will do the trick.
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