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250 years ago today, the British Parliament repealed the controversial Stamp Act of 1765.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

Virginia History

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

Welcoming a New Era for The Story of Virginia

  • 10,500 square feet
  • 1,589 days
  • 725 objects, books, maps, and manuscripts
  • 628 light bulbs
  • 453 graphics
  • 390 custom-made object mounts
  • 16 lending institutions and individuals…
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