Week 2 Recap

Contributed by Ann Waters

It was a busy second week for students participating in the NIAHD Pre-College Summer program! Between daily site visits, July 4th festivities, and a variety of evening events, time is flying by. It’s hard for me to believe that we have just one more week left in the first session. With the end of the program quickly approaching, it seemed like a good time to finally sit down and write a brief recap of what the students were up to this past week.


Published in: on July 11, 2018 at 11:21 am Comments (0)

Summer Plans

Contributed by Ann Waters

This summer, I’m back in the ‘burg working as a RPA with the NIAHD program at W&M! (Wow, that’s a lot of acronyms.) I will be a Residential Program Assistant during the National Institute of American History and Democracy’s Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History. (Okay, now that’s just a mouthful.) I’ve written about my previous experience with NIAHD in a different post, but to quickly recap, NIAHD programs focus on the study of early American history, public history, material culture, and museum studies.


Published in: on July 3, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments (0)

Pre-Col 2017 Session 2 Photo Album

An entire blog dedicated to photos from Session 2 of the Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History.


Published in: on September 1, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments (0)

Pre-Col 2017 Session 1 Photo Album

An entire blog dedicated to photos from Session 1 of NIAHD’s Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History 2017. (more…)

Published in: on August 1, 2017 at 4:22 pm Comments (0)

Time flies when you’re in the Pre-College Program

Either that time machine we history lovers have been dreaming about has finally come to fruition, or the NIAHD Pre-College Program, Session 1, has just been flying by! By now, the students have settled into the routine of the program. And we (the Resident Program Assistants, or RPAs) have been enjoying watching them become more confident as they explore Virginia’s historic sites, attend seminar classes and lectures, and get a taste of college life. But also, our twenty-something legs can hardly keep up with this energetic bunch; is it nap time yet?


Published in: on July 15, 2017 at 10:08 pm Comments (0)

What a week!



Published in: on July 7, 2017 at 10:27 pm Comments (0)

Blast from the Past: The NIAHD Program

Contributed by Ann Waters, WM Class of 2018

On a sunny afternoon in Colonial Williamsburg, William & Mary students can be spotted all along Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg’s main thoroughfare. Joggers run laps to and from the Capitol Building; study groups sip coffee at the W&M bookstore; and in the fall, everyone enjoys cider at the Raleigh Tavern Bakery. If you’re a student at W&M, you’re likely already familiar with some of the perks of living next door to the colonial capital. This semester, as a participant in the NIAHD program, I’ve had the opportunity to explore off the beaten path of DoG Street and to go behind-the-scenes of Colonial Williamsburg!


Published in: on February 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm Comments (0)

Dr. Julie Richter Assumes Directorship

Exciting news from NIAHD…

As of Christmas, Dr. Julie Richter will be assuming the role of Interim Director for the institute.  Dr. Richter will be taking over for Dr. David Corlett, who heads west to Arizona State University.


Published in: on December 1, 2016 at 12:03 pm Comments (0)

Summer 2016 of the Pre-Collegiate Program Comes to a Close

We’ve reached the final day of activities for students of NIAHD’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History.  When they first arrived, 3 weeks seemed like a long time, but now that we are so near the end we find ourselves wondering where did the time go?  They’ve traveled all over Virginia (and even into North Carolina) to uncover the history of early America and Week 3 was no different.  Here are a few highlights from the past week’s field trips and events.


Published in: on August 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm Comments (0)

Week 2 of Session 2

Week 2 of Session 2 was a busy week (hence the reason for this tardy blog).  So let’s dispense with overly-descriptive pleasantries and get right to the action.


Published in: on August 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm Comments (0)