A powwow is a time for tribes to gather with one another and the public, providing a vibrant display of Native cultures. The public is always welcome to attend and enjoy the unique cultural foods, dances, and arts of each tribe.
Virginia became a leader in the promotion and practice of eugenic sterilization in the first half of the twentieth century, as detailed in our new Encyclopedia Virginia entry on Eugenic Sterilization in Virginia.
As India celebrates 76 years of independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has drawn criticism for promoting a kind of hindu nationalism rooted in the colonial period.
Through a Program Started by Author Adriana Trigiani | The Origin Project is an in-school writing program for thousands of students in grades 2 through 12 across Virginia, formed by author Adriana Trigiani (Big Stone Gap).
In the early 20th century, terrapins–a kind of turtle–were a culinary delicacy. Then humans nearly hunted them to extinction. Plus, Robert Arrowood’s psychology of learning class put theory to practice by training shelter dogs.
Beloved clawhammer banjoist “Uncle Wade” was born on Saddle Creek, just outside of Independence, Virginia, on October 15, 1892 and lived in Grayson County all his life.
While it’s tempting to think of Jamestown as a proto-Artemis full of intrepid settlers, that was far from the reality, as our entry on the Early Jamestown Settlement makes clear.