If you need information for a school project or are interested in Colonial Times, this is a great place to start! We have listed the following websites for your convenience.
A site linking to many colonial-related sites.
The “Kids Zone” of the official Colonial Williamsburg site.
A colonial timeline and other information on colonial times, provided by the Library of Congress.
A PBS site containing historical newspaper headlines from pre-revolutionary days.
Daily life of the Mayflower colonists.
Official site of the non-profit, Plimouth plantation - coloring pictures, recipes, “talk like a pilgrim,” and more.
Timelines, daily life, medicines of the Jamestown settlers and Powhatans.
Shepherd’s Pie, Apple Tansey and other recipes from Colonial Williamsburg.
A 17th century Wampanoag Recipe.
An introduction to the life of enslaved people in the American Colonies.
An essay on Early American music – instruments and types of music played.
Links to information on common trades – apothecary, milliner, blacksmith, cooper and more.
Online “scrapbooks” of colonial clothing for settlers and slave laborers.
Information on clothing worn by Wampanoag and colonial settler children.
Keep in mind that the Ocean County Library has a wonderful collection of books and materials on this subject as well. Visit one of our libraries or access our online catalog to view our collection. If you need further help contact your local librarian.
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