Job Layoffs

CW staff layoffs was shocking news

Having learned recently the shocking news that some seventy members from Colonial Williamsburg's staff have been summarily discharged, it begs a clear explanation on how one digests this sad turn of events.

As youthful pre-teenagers, my Dad first brought my sister and me to Williamsburg by train from Norfolk in late 1930s to visit the town Mr. Rockefeller was in the process of restoring. My father was a journalist with the Virginian-Pilot and he also wanted us to see where he had attended college in the 1920s. The Capitol and the Governor's Palace had been reconstructed; the Wren Building had undergone restoration. Our wandering about the old Virginia Capitol, looking into the...