Welcome to the new Armoury Blog! Over the next several years, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will be reconstructing Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury. Please follow along as we rebuild six structures to show the site as it looked in the late 1770s when James Anderson was the Public Armourer for the new Commonwealth of Virginia.
We will provide regular updates through a project blog like we did for the recent reconstruction of R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse. Every week or two, we will post updates in the form of image galleries and the anticipated schedule of upcoming project work. Project team members will also contribute topical entries discussing their specific roles and experiences. Curious about a particular aspect of the project? Please post comments and questions and we will be happy to answer them.
Due to popular demand, we will not only have one but two webcams running during the project. Once construction work begins, one camera will provide an overview of the site. Throughout the project, the other webcam will be moved periodically to feature a close-up view of an interesting area or activity. Tune in regularly to see the progress or to find out where the “roving” webcam might be!