Revolutionary in Residence, Come See Me February 11th in Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is one of those places you need to visit at least once in your life for all of the reasons Michael so eloquently states here (I love his use of language in his writing. If you don’t follow his blog, you really ought to). The fact that this man will be there, demonstrating his craft, telling his story (and therefore our collective story) is a huge gift. Not to be missed! If you can figure out a way to get down to Virginia next month, do it! You won’t be disappointed!


Beginning my Colonial Afro-Virginian Barbecue Experiment, Colonial Williamsburg Beginning my Colonial Afro-Virginian Barbecue Experiment, Colonial Williamsburg

I believe in America.  Even now when so many things feel out of place and regressive.  I am dedicated to reminding us about our story and the ways in which we have co-created a unique world without parallel in the history of humankind.  This loud proclamation of “exceptionalism” is not just a song of praise, but of criticism and critique.  I realize that this country is the only place in which I am possible, and by possible, I mean a set of circumstances so extraordinary and infuriating that its a miracle I’m here.

America is a place where living history still finds takers in the museum industry. We are young but we are aging, pushing each day further and farther away from the birth pangs of this sprawling corner of what was once merely an outpost in the Atlantic world.  We crave…

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