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The Eighties Return to Richmond

Much has been written about the decades when America’s baby boomers came of age.  Now, as children raised in the 80’s step into leadership roles, some are looking back on that decade, and the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond is hosting a new show. 18 more words

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★ A remembrance for Veterans' Day: Biographer Heath Hardage Lee on the League of Wives

Roanoke-based biographer and independent curator Heath Hardage Lee focuses her biographies and exhibitions on hidden stories of women whom history has overlooked or forgotten.

The subject of her first book,  936 more words

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Kenner's "First 12" Figures Unlocked the Magic of STAR WARS

Back in May, for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, I planned to post a photo feature on the “first 12” action figures that Kenner released back in 1978. 606 more words

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Explore the History of Our Childhoods at the TOYS Exhibition

I experienced a mixture of nostalgia and absurdity when visiting a museum yesterday and seeing toys from my childhood on display in glass cases, complete with object labels. 582 more words

Star Wars

When the hero of Hacksaw Ridge had lunch at the VHS

Months ago when I read that a new movie produced by Mel Gibson was based on the story of Virginian Desmond Doss, a flood of sweet memories of visiting with Desmond and his (second) wife, Frances, came to mind. 557 more words