Our next destination was Williamsburg, Virginia. After picking up our passes and eating a snack, we hit the trail, walking back in time.
In the parlor were these musicians playing the oboe and viol da gamba. The ladies explained to us that in colonial times, it was improper for women to play instruments with their arms out or up. That's why instruments like the viol da gamba were perfect. Since the bow is held underhanded, the musician can keep his/her arms close to his/her side.After leaving the Wythe house, we wandered over to the Bruton Parrish Church.
Of course, I had to join in the fun. This time around, I chose the sit-down version!
And it's funny to see that my aunt and mom did the same thing back in the day!
There we learned about the colonial government and found out that the House of Burgesses moved here from Jamestown in 1704. It was also here in May of 1776 that representatives spoke for American independence.
Across the way from the Capitol was the public gaol.