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Tradition meets trend

Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 14:22:52-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - It’s always special when Virginia This Morning can go on the road. We didn’t have to go too far down I-64 to meet Liza Gusler, associate director for WILLIAMSBURG Licensing, at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum, which is part of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Under the same roof, you can also find the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

The residents of Colonial Williamsburg were among the first influencers of high style in America in the 18th century. In the 1930s, the restoration of the colonial capital center inspired a new design craze, and Williamsburg became known as the epicenter of American traditional style. The WILLIAMSBURG brand launched its first collections in 1936 in response for the demand for authentic reproductions.

Liza shared with us ways WILLIAMSBURG has taken steps to develop products geared toward the way we live today. Some are exact replicas while others are inspired by particular design elements.

Sales of WILLIAMSBURG products support the education and preservation mission for the not-for-profit Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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