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November 20, 1997|By Karin Remesch

York Folk Art & Craft Show

For one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces in traditional American style and design, attend the 15th annual York Folk Art & Craft Show this weekend at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pa. More than 130 folk artists and master crafts people from across the country will exhibit their wares -- ranging from furnishings to paintings, jewelry, pottery and exclusive items of home decor. Also featured will be demonstrations by crafts people using time-honored techniques.

Held concurrently with the Folk Art Show is the Fall Antiques Show at York, featuring more than 75 dealers who will showcase 19th and 20th century furniture, primitives, textiles, clocks, jewelry, decorative arts and collectibles.

Hours for both shows are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission of $5 a person is valid to both events for all three days. Children under 12 are free. Call 717-796-2380.

Re-enactment weekend in Williamsburg

Freedom is within sight for Virginia slaves as Lord Dunmore decrees martial law tomorrow, beginning a Colonial Williamsburg weekend of re-enactment of critical events on the eve of the American Revolution.

Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of the colony of Virginia, issued a proclamation in November 1775 that pushed the colony to the edge of war. The document had three major purposes. First, it declared martial law. Second, the proclamation perpetuated the distrust between whites and blacks by offering freedom to slaves who were willing to fight for the king. And third, it attempted to persuade moderate Virginians to renew their support for the crown.

"Dunmore's Proclamation: The War Draws Near" is re-enacted tomorrow through Sunday at various sites in historic Williamsburg. Admission to most programs is by Colonial Williamsburg ticket or Good Neighbor Card. For a complete schedule and more information, call 800-HISTORY.

Pub Date: 11/20/97

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