Souvenir translates from the French as “recollection” or “memory.” Back then, the word meant a small take-home treasure. The is first seen in the English language around the end of the 18th century, to refer to objects that remind us of a certain place or time. Tourists have been buying souvenirs for thousands of years and souvenir trends have changed over the years.
Valentine’s Day With Caesar, Virginia’s African-American Chocolatier
Dinner With Enslaved Cook Hercules Posey, The Colonies’ First Celebrity Chef
Navy officers decapitated Edward Teach, the infamous English pirate, centuries ago. To walk in his footsteps, you don’t have to travel far.
Williamsburg Walking Tours owner/operator Trish and David Thomas were featured in the Virginia Gazette recently. Below is the text, and a very large ‘thank you’ to Wilford Kale for helping kick off a great new season!