Friday, July 03, 2009


Declaration of Independence screen saver

Declaration of Independence screen saverColonial Williamsburg is basically a theme park about colonial days in America, the time in the 18th century before and around the establishment of the United States. It can be somewhat kitschy[1], but it can also provide a good bit of education about U.S. history.

Their web site has lots of good information, along with some computer wallpaper, ringtones, and screen savers (you might have to click on “Screensavers” after visiting the link). Appropriate to this weekend, check out the Declaration of Independence screen saver.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
They are words to live by, indeed.

[1] It’s one of those places where the staff tries to stay in character as colonial types, pretending not to know about wrist-watches and cell phones, and such. It’s the kind of place spoofed by South Park’s episode called “Super Fun Time”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Colonial Williamsburg is a museum, not a theme park.