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Revolutionaries in Residence provoke dialogue, change at CW

Revolutionaries in Residence provoke dialogue, change at CW

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation launched a new initiative — the Revolutionaries in Residence program — to harness the revolutionary spirit and bring unique people to spark conversation and change at the living museum in the 21st century.

“It’s basically an experiment to have a variety of experts come together and get them involved with our programming and our staff members,” said Bill Schermerhorn, the foundation’s creative director of signature events. “It’s a broad concept. What I love about it is we can go in any direction we want.”

The program began in February 2017 with Michael Twitty, a culinary historian, author, interpreter and blogger at Afroculinaria.com. An...

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