Fire Victim Benjamin Botts: a Virginian of Distinction

I have just updated the list of victims with more information about the fascinating Botts family. Benjamin Botts, who perished in the fire with his wife Jane, was a prominent member of the Richmond bar and served as the defense for Aaron Burr in his 1807 treason trial, which was held in Richmond before Chief Read more about Fire Victim Benjamin Botts: a Virginian of Distinction[…]

Colonial Williamsburg Theater? Visit it now!

Curious about theater in the early republic? Virtual Williamsburg, a website that provides 3-D tours of the city ca. 1776,┬áhas some gorgeous images of the Old Playhouse, also called the Douglass Theater. Built in 1760 by the manager of the London Company of Comedians, it sat on a corner southeast of the Colonial Capitol building. Read more about Colonial Williamsburg Theater? Visit it now![…]