Tag Archives: Virginia

The Archaeology of a Rebellion: Reframing the Story of Nat Turner and American Society

A guest post by Laura Macaluso Virginia is a state (technically a “commonwealth”) with a unique pedigree in American history. The site of the first permanent English settlement (Jamestown, 1607), Virginia can claim several things: more American presidents come from … Continue reading

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Swan Song to Summer: A Visit to Swannanoa in the Blue Ridge Mountains

A Gilded Age mansion built of gleaming white marble and decorated with sumptuous materials—including a 4,000 piece Tiffany stained glass window—sits at the juncture between Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Overlooking Charlottesville, this surprising 52-room country estate … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Jamestowns

There are two Jamestowns in Virginia—the real one, Historic Jamestowne, maintained by the National Park Service and Colonial Williamsburg, and the completely rebuilt tourist attraction called Jamestown Settlement.  Now, I haven’t actually been to the rebuilt Jamestown, so perhaps I … Continue reading

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Hallie’s Adventure in Preservation

Anyone familiar with Richard Scarry’s Busytown knows that Jason the Mason builds foundations. At last week’s Adventures in Preservation/Fairfield Foundation workshop, this was also true. Brick masons Jason Whitehead, Ray Canetti, and Bill Neff came out to our workshop to give … Continue reading

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Old Town Alexandria: Walking the “Old & Historic District” « Transplanted Tatar

A wonderfully detailed visit to Old Town Alexandria we just had to share: Old Town Alexandria: Walking the “Old & Historic District” « Transplanted Tatar.

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Volunteers Master Plaster in Gloucester

Volunteer plastering project at the Edge Hill Service Station in Gloucester, Virginia, was a “fantastic time”. Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed to Restore Vintage Virginia Gas Station for Use as a Community Preservation Resource Center

The Fairfield Foundation is teaming up once again with Adventures in Preservation to recruit a group of volunteers to do hands-on restoration work at the 1930 Texaco Station in Gloucester, Virginia, the week of August 26, 2012. Continue reading

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