Published June 21, 2019

Virginia Humanities Board Member Will Trinkle recently returned to Virginia after living for twenty-eight years in New York City. He’s a real estate developer with a company based in Roanoke.

He was invited to join Virginia Humanities’ Board of Directors by former Board member Renee Grisham.

Recently, he sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about the importance of listening to other people’s stories in order for us to survive and thrive as humans.

I discover a new program here every month. It’s amazing what Virginia Humanities does.

From the arts to literature, books, it’s probably, in times of turmoil, one of the things that connects us and helps us see ourselves.

I think there’s not a lot that’s more important than the humanities, especially today.

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Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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