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ECW Weekender: The Civil War Horse Memorial

The old gray mare—she ain’t what she used to be. Or so the old song goes.

And such was the case for the millions of equestrians conscripted into service, North and South, during the Civil War. 171 more words


Richmond Civil War and Emancipation Day

On April 12, Richmond celebrated its 5th Annual Civil War and Emancipation Day. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this year’s event focused on African-American history and culture.


PHOTOS: Go inside this $4.25 million River Road mansion

RICHMOND, Va. (RichmondBizSense.com) – A philanthropic Richmond couple’s final gift to a local nonprofit was a prized piece of real estate. And now the 13,000-square foot home is on the market. 156 more words


Baseball Jersey and Catcher’s Mitt

The Virginia Historical Society has been collecting since 1831. Included in our unique collection are 8-million processed manuscripts, 200,000 books, 290,000 prints and photographs, and 32,000 museum objects documenting the daily lives and times of all Virginians. 149 more words


March Madness

March is both  a time to recognize the achievements of women and to plant yourself on a couch or bar stool for three weeks and obsess about college basketball. 869 more words

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