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Fifty shades of grey at the VHS

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love color. My masters’ thesis was about symbolism in color. I drive a metallic pink Vespa. I love my… 2,652 more words


1865 January 28: The Second Battle of Fort Fisher—Wilmington Harbor Closed Up

The Second Battle of Fort Fisher took place January 13-15, 1865, outside Wilmington, North Carolina.  Sometimes referred to as the “Gibraltar of the South,” Fort Fisher  was the last major Atlantic coastal stronghold of the Confederacy.  1,515 more words

Prescott Journal

What's for breakfast?

What’s for breakfast?

When bread’s surface temperature reaches about 310 degrees Fahrenheit, sugars and starches start to caramelize and take on intense flavors. Although people have toasted bread for thousands of years, creating an electrical device to accomplish the task was quite a challenge. 120 more words


Virginia Brewery Taps 300-Year-Old Beer Recipe

RICHMOND, Va. — What do you get when you combine water, American persimmons and hops and ferment it with yeast? A beer based on a 300-year-old recipe scribbled in a cookbook kept by Virginia’s prominent Reynolds family. 613 more words


Be a shining light for those affected by blood cancer

RICHMOND, Va – Whitney Traynham, Campaign Manager for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Light the Night’ event, and Rob Vallejo of PricewaterhouseCoopers and ‘Light the night’ Corporate Walk Chair, invite you to join in the Virginia Chapter’s largest fundraising event of the year. 145 more words

Virginia This Morning

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


Erskine College: 175 Years

By Colin Woodward

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. 41 more words