Rosenwald Schools in Virginia: Updates and Preservation Tools Webinar
Join Preservation Virginia, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the AMMD Pine Grove School Community, the Campbell County Training School Complex, the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historic Park …
Alexandria’s History, In Miniature
A new film tells the story of two artists and their memories of segregated Alexandria. “We didn’t set out to make history. It was just a hobby at first,” says dollhouse artist and A new film tells the story of two artists and their memories of segregated Alexandria. Alexandria native Sharon Frazier. “But then Linwood started making more and more. He said, ‘We should do our town.’ And so, here we are.”
A Summer Without Children
In the summer of 1950, Wythe County had the highest incidence of Polio cases per capita of any city or county in the country. To this day, no one is sure exactly why.
Cemeteries are outdoor archives. After decades of neglect, volunteers are clearing the brush and illuminating America’s repressed histories.
Separate and Unequal
Desegregation took a lot of nerve from brave students, who mourned leaving behind their all-black schools to enter hostile spaces.
From a waterfall tumbling down Toole’s Creek to a misty morning on an early Abingdon Main Street to the dormered cottage that was the original Johnston Memorial Hospital, Looking Back: …
What makes a leader decide to go to war? We take a look at the beginning of United States imperialism as we consider why leaders do the things they do.
The Age of Astonishment
In this webinar, recorded October 6, 2020, Bill Morris discusses The Age of Astonishment, his forthcoming nonfiction book about his grandfather, John Morris. In the century in which he lived, …
The Voyage of the USS Albatross
Many of us spent the summer fishing. But could overfishing be changing fish genetics?
100 years ago, women got the right to vote. Well – some women did.
Replay: Holocaust Memory
Everyone remembers things differently. WGR takes you from D.C. to Poland for the many ways of commemorating the Holocaust.