Friday, November 6, 2009

Visit Colonial Williamsburg's eMuseum

Colonial Williamsburg has a LOT of antiques. We're talking over 60,000 decorative objects, only half of which are viewable by the public. Now you can browse several thousand of them (with more being added on a regular basis) at the eMuseum. You can do a Quick Search by typing in a general term that describes the type of object you want to view (i.e., "silver,") or use the Advanced Search to help you quickly find objects by a particular artist or works made in particular year. Be sure to also peruse the highlights from selected exhibitions (the Painted Furniture exhibition is a great way to get ideas for "tweaking" your own homegoods).

Aside from the antiques, you can also tour the town from your computer.

For an unofficial view of Colonial Williamsburg (objects, architecture, etc.), check out these photos on Flickr.

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