Many of the struggles for Civil Rights among African American students began in Virginia, setting off a chain of events that would forever change American history. Discover the stories of the fascinating people that led ...Read more
Connecting Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia’s former capital, to the current capital city of Richmond, the Capital Trail stretches over 60 miles through the scenic countryside of Central and Coastal Virginia.
Winemaking in Virginia was first attempted by our country’s first settlers over 400 years ago. Today, you can experience the fruits of their labors when you visit one of the almost 300 wineries around the ...Read more
People and cultures leave a footprint long after they go. The people that migrated to Southwest Virginia centuries ago have left behind unique aspects of their culinary heritage and cooking methods that form Appalachian cuisine.
People and cultures leave a footprint long after they go. The people that migrated to Southwest Virginia centuries ago have left behind unique aspects of their culinary heritage and cooking methods that form Appalachian cuisine. ...Read more
Richmond is known as progressive, but a tad patrician. Artist-activist Adele Goodman Clark and her two companions – first Nora Houston and later Willoughby Ions – were partly responsible for that reputation. Clark helped establish ...Read more
The Revolution looked bleak in the summer of 1780 when more bad news arrived. Loyalist militia troops were heading west, and if anyone resisted they promised to “lay waste your country with fire and sword.” ...Read more
The story of how, why, and when slavery reached critical mass in Virginia is complicated and took place over such a long period of time that historians still debate it. One thing is clear: the ...Read more
Was the first English Thanksgiving held in Virginia in 1619? In 1931, historian Lyon G. Tyler read records that document the voyage by Captain Woodlief to the New World with instructions ordering its settlers to ...Read more