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The Markham Book Collection: First Steps in a New Project

Perceptive patrons who regularly use the library’s online catalog will likely notice a new collection designation appearing in their searches—CMLS. The CMLS, or Confederate Memorial Literary Society, collections encompass manuscripts, rare books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other paper materials relating to the Civil War, its coming and its aftermath, from the Museum of the Confederacy’s Eleanor S. 612 more words


Football Hall of Fame Visits Richmond

Looking for something to do with a young football fan this summer? The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond may not known for its young audience, but a new special exhibition this summer could change that. 17 more words

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Stamp Act Spoon, 1766

250 years ago today, the British Parliament repealed the controversial Stamp Act of 1765.

In order to help fund the expense of defending its American colonies, Great Britain instituted a tax on printed paper used by the colonists. 276 more words


Honoring A Legend in Historic Preservation 

Jack Zehmer served as a trustee of the Menokin Foundation; one of many important roles he had in the field of historic preservation.

His son, James D. 697 more words

The Northern Neck And Beyond

You have to kiss a lot of frogs

I’ve amassed a ton of material in writing this book. In fact, the records I’ve found and the interviews I’ve done are the parts of the project that I am most proud of. 242 more words

Life As A Writer

Miller & Rhoads: "Where Christmas is a Legend"

The holiday season is characterized by tradition and often times these traditions have been routine with our families for years and years. For many Richmond families, one of these timeless holiday traditions is visiting the Miller and Rhoads Legendary Santa, or fondly known by many as… 526 more words


Lecture at the Downton Abbey Exhibit

 On Nov. 14, I gave this talk at the Virginia Historical Society as part of their Downton Abbey exhibit, “Dressing Downton.” My presentation was titled… 74 more words
Roaring Twenties