Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - June, 1999

When I left the car in the parking lot, it was June, 1999;

when I stepped into Colonial Williamsburg it was April, 1775.

The citizens of Williamsburg were just hearing news of
fighting between armed Massachusetts militiamen
and the British advance guard in Lexington, Massachusetts.

They were concerned, and eager to engage visitors in conversation.

Meanwhile, life went on as usual for those who still needed to
earn a living and make their goods and services available.
The laborers and craftspeople were very willing to show off the
fruits of their labors and to answer questions as they worked.

In the cabinetmaker's/harpsichordmaker's shop, it takes two men to
use the to work with the wood, and one to crank
the handle on this large wheel that turns the lathe.



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