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January 18, 1996|By Karin Remesch

Williamsburg weekends

Interested in architectural preservation, Civil War history or hand craftsmanship? You can immerse yourself in weekends devoted to learning more about those interests during "Winter in Williamsburg: History in Depth." Colonial Williamsburg historians, architects, tradespeople and other experts will share their knowledge through lectures, demonstrations and tours.

Seven weekend packages offered during January, February and March will focus on three themes: "The Architectural Restoration of Williamsburg," Jan. 18-21 and Feb. 15-18; "The Civil War in Williamsburg," Jan. 25-28, Feb. 22-25 and Feb. 29-March 3; and "Traditional Trades at Colonial Williamsburg," March 7-10 and March 14-17.

Weekend packages begin at $346 a person, double occupancy, and include three nights' lodging at the Williamsburg Woodlands, an opening reception, lectures, programs and coffee breaks, breakfast each morning, Sunday brunch, a tavern dinner Friday evening and admission to the historic area and museums. Call (800) 321-4527. Folk musicians Nanci Griffith and Oscar Brand will be honored with achievement awards at a benefit concert sponsored by the World Folk Music Association at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University. Ms. Griffith will receive the Kate Wolf Memorial Award, which is presented annually to the performer who best epitomizes the music and spirit of Kate Wolf, a California folk singer who died of leukemia at the age of 44. Mr. Brand will receive the association's Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made the greatest all-around contribution to folk music.

Saturday's folk concert will include the Highwaymen, who are marking the 35th anniversary of their runaway hit, "Michael Row The Boat Ashore." Tickets are $30. "Golden 100" tickets, which include a center orchestra seat, post-concert reception with the artists and a souvenir program, are $55. Call (202) 362-2225.

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