Licensed Manufacturers and Williamsburg Shops Newsletter
The Licensed Manufacturers and Williamsburg Shops Newsletter was produced by Colonial Williamsburg to keep vendors and other interested parties up to date on the latest products and news related to the Williamsburg Shops program. The Rockefeller Library holds what may be a complete run of twenty-one issues from 1988-1993. Licensed manufacturer refers to a company officially licensed by Colonial Williamsburg to produce reproduction antiques or historically inspired products that align with the mission and aesthetics of the Foundation. The Williamsburg Shops program was created to expand the reach of the sale of Colonial Williamsburg products by creating mini-Craft House stores within major metropolitan department stores. Articles in the newsletter primarily concern newly available products, but also can mention strategies for managing and promoting the Shops and significant Colonial Williamsburg news about buildings and programs.