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Meet the Staff: Lizzie Oglesby

From answering phone inquiries to photographing new acquisitions, the staff at the VHS have a wide range of talents that help make our collections accessible to the world. 643 more words

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Erskine College: 175 Years

Erskine College in South Carolina is celebrating its sesquicentennial. The college used one of my pictures I took of Gaines’ Mill battlefield (that I had posted on the Virginia Historical Society blog a few years ago) for a film they’ve made about their history. Here is the trailer.

Welcome Home

Sometime in the late 1960s, Menokin’s owner Edgar Omohundro removed all of the interior paneling from the house in an effort to save it from destruction, theft and vandalism. 380 more words

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Is this Jefferson’s desk?

Is this Jefferson’s desk?

There are many reproductions of the desk on which Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Some have even been mistaken for the original. 241 more words

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