Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

The museum journeys through the history of Williamsburg and also connects the city to British history as well. The artifacts on display at the museum include furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, firearms, and textiles from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The Hennage Auditorium, adjacent to the museum, is utilized to offer lectures and musical performances Visitors are invited to tour through the Public Hospital of 1773, a three-part exhibit on mental illness and treatment methods. The museum also holds the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, the nation's leading center for the research and exhibition of American folk art.