Teacher's Institute / Summer 2009
Series Part # 5
Welcome to Law and Order, Colonial Williamsburg style... the highest court in Virginia. Following the colonial governments move to Williamsburg, a government building needed to be built where the legislature could meet and conduct business. The structure created was in the shape of an "H"; actually two separate buildings connected together. The east wing was reserved for the House of Burgesses and the west for the judicial business of the general court. The second floor provided space for the governor and his 12 council members, who were collectively known as the Council Chamber, to make key decisions for the colony. This was the first building in America that was actually called the capitol.
It was a realistic series of presentations and was reserved as an evening program because of the nature of the content. Again, not something I would recommend for children.
Note: Photography was prohibited during all evening performances. However, with the exception of the above two images, all photographs were taken by me personally.
Jamestown Matters – Archeological Dig
Williamsburg / Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg / Capitol and Gaol
Williamsburg / Governor’s Palace
Williamsburg / Great Hopes Plantation
Williamsburg / Market Square
Yorktown / Surrender Field
Parting Shots / Photography