Virginia Folklife director Katy Clune shares her family’s Christmas traditions, passed down from her maternal grandmother, Margaret Anna Schumann.
Why Ricky Mullins is bringing back a three generation tradition of poke bags. Plus: Mary Lou Williams’ sacred jazz ushers us into the holiday season. And: Jewish grandparents take flight with kosher turkey.
In 2000, a newly minted poet in too-tight shoes applied for a job with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, as we were known then.
The holiday season is about cheer, gathering with loved ones and, of course, food. Navigating nutrition from ultra-processed foods and picky kids to pro athletes and food sovereignty.
With the help of a Virginia Humanities grant, Dr. DorothyBelle Poli and her team at the Dragon Research Collaborative have opened a new exhibit called Fossil Tales.
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.
We’re delighted to share the poster artwork for the 2024 Virginia Festival of the Book. Designed by Kristy Heilenday, this evocative artwork references early Virginia Festival of the Book posters …
Student athletes can finally earn money off of their name, image and likeness. And: many elite athletes have had their careers ruined for using banned substances. Is it worth it?
Worldwide there are more than 35 million refugees who have fled their homes. And when other countries take in a huge influx of those refugees, there’s a lot to consider. Erika Frydenlund studies how host countries can help manage a refugee surge.
As amazing as it seems for an area that was once home to numerous Native tribes that were part of Tsenacomoco, the Powhatan paramount chiefdom that stretched from the James to the Potomac rivers and west to the fall line, a new Virginia state park in the region is the first to honor Indigenous history in the Commonwealth.