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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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Meet the Staff: Meg Eastman

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. 841 more words

Welcoming a New Era for the Robins Family Forum

Anyone who knows me knows that I love movies. Among my favorite movies are Chariots of Fire and Goodfellas—how’s that for range? A number of years ago I organized a few film classes at the VHS, but at that time I couldn’t have imagined that I would ever be involved in the production of a movie. 544 more words

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