WILLIAMSBURG, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 -- In honor of African American history and women's history, Colonial Williamsburg will celebrate women in the pursuit of freedom through 'Steadfast Spirits,' a weekend (March 8-10) championing the power of women and African Americans through the arts. Through interactive programming, guest performers, speakers and storytellers, the weekend highlights the strength and courage crucial to the quest for liberty. Guests can enjoy the weekend experience with the Steadfast Spirits package, including nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, two tickets to each of the signature performances and storytelling events, and length-of-stay admission to the Revolutionary City and Art Museums.
Events during the Steadfast Spirits weekend include:
•A performance by Erica Hubbard, star of BET's "Let's Stay Together," portraying the story of enslaved woman Lydia Broadnax as she evolves from her role in the house of an 18th-century scholar and influencer into an emancipated, successful businesswoman. A question-and-answer session with the cast will follow.
•An evening of soulful music with Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock.
•Interactive programs dedicated to portraying the challenges and triumphs of life in Williamsburg during the 18th century.
For more information on package and ticket options, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or call 800-447-8679.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a center for history and citizenship, is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to promoting the importance of an informed, active citizenry. Guests can discover the ongoing relevance of the past in the Revolutionary City® and Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg while experiencing all that the Foundation offers: five award-winning Colonial Williamsburg hotels; the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club; The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg; fine dining in more than 20 locations; and shopping in 40 stores. colonialwilliamsburg.com.
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