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Colonial Williamsburg to announce $600 million fundraising campaign

Colonial Williamsburg to announce $600 million fundraising campaign

WILLLIAMSBURG - The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation announced a $600 million fundraising campaign Friday that will benefit its missions of history education and historical preservation.

The drive is $100 million more than the $500 million drive that ran 1995-2006 in anticipation of the 400th anniversary commemorations at Jamestown in 2007. That campaign exceeded its goal.

The current drive will raise funds to go, in part, to the foundation's mission of preserving the surviving colonial buildings, "the very halls, homes and taverns where visionaries like Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry debated the promise—and perils—of a revolution that would change the...

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