Colonial Williamsburg Names New Director Of Educational Travel And Conferences


WILLIAMSBURG-J. Thomas Savage will join The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as director of Educational Travel and Conferences effective July 12.

Savage is a native of Virginia and an alumnus of College of William & Mary. He previously served as senior vice president and director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art for North and South America and as curator and director of the Museums for Historic Charleston Foundation. Savage is currently director of External Affairs for Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library in Delaware.

“I am honored and humbled to join the extraordinary team at Colonial Williamsburg, a place that has inspired me since earliest childhood,” said Savage in a release. “Colonial Williamsburg fostered my education and career path. It is a privilege to serve a cherished institution to which I owe so much.”

In his new position with Colonial Williamsburg, Savage will focus on evolving and expanding its popular educational symposia and conference series, which includes Working Wood in the 18th Century, the annual Antiques Forum, the annual Garden Symposium, and Ales Through the Ages.