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The impact that descendants of enslaved people at Monticello and Montpelier are making an impact in the afterlife of slavery.
What will the next pandemic be? Beverly Sher says that there’s always another pandemic. And: a rapid, at-home Lyme disease test is in the works. Campers everywhere, rejoice!
When we dig underground, we get a chance to dig deeper into history. From Spanish conquistadors to bird bone flutes, today we’re channeling our inner Indiana Jones for an archeological adventure.
The Battle of Great Bridge was the first major battle of the American Revolution fought in Virginia and a significant, if little recognized, factor in the eventual Patriot victory over the British. Find out how Great Bridge changed everything.
In partnership with the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission, we are thrilled to announce over $116,000 in grants supporting projects that tell stories of the Revolution in Virginia.
A new series of entries from our Encyclopedia Virginia will examine the federal roots of urban renewal policies in Virginia and their impact in five locations across the Commonwealth: Charlottesville, Richmond, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, and Roanoke.
Public Humanities Fellows William and Abraham Gibson discuss their project examining Franklin County’s efforts to provide its children with an education in the early 20th century.
Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller and Joanne Hyppolite of the National Museum of African American History and Culture discuss the remarkable life of culinary entrepreneur and activist Thomas Downing in …
Encyclopedia Virginia’s September fundraising campaign is underway to raise $10,000 to support free, public access to Virginia history.
Supported in part by Virginia Humanities, The People’s Recorder is a podcast on the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) and its lasting impact on American history, arts, and culture.