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Sharing this photo from our visit to the little #Occoquan Museum on Saturday. Those North Virginia kids from 1931 sure knew how to dress. #history #virginiahistory #fashion #fashionhistory #1930s
Hope your week is off to a beautiful start.
Hope your week is off to a beautiful start.
This is the interior of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. This hotel was opened in 1895 and was designed in the opulence of the Gilded Age. Margaret Mitchell wrote segments of Gone with the Wind here, and alligators previously inhabited its fountain pools. http://ow.ly/kqJ530fQm0F
This is the interior of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. This hotel was opened in 1895 and was designed in the opulence of the Gilded Age. Margaret Mitchell wrote segments of Gone with the Wind here, and alligators previously inhabited its fountain pools. http://ow.ly/kqJ530fQm0F
What remains of Rosewell today? The four chimneys, the east wall with its regal compass head window complete with carved keystone, the wine cellar and enough of the walls that one may sense the proportion and scale of this unique structure. The fourth and last family to own Rosewell donated the ruins site to the Gloucester Historical Society in 1979. Since 1995, the Rosewell Foundation has taken on the mission of preserving, studying, and presenting this historic ruin. Photo courtesy of @kellymarderosianphoto #virginiahistory #rosewellruins #vahistory #vahistorical #gloucesterva #historicarchitecture #historicpreservation #historicsite #historicplantation #historicplaces
What remains of Rosewell today? The four chimneys, the east wall with its regal compass head window complete with carved keystone, the wine cellar and enough of the walls that one may sense the proportion and scale of this unique structure. The fourth and last family to own Rosewell donated the ruins site to the Gloucester Historical Society in 1979. Since 1995, the Rosewell Foundation has taken on the mission of preserving, studying, and presenting this historic ruin. Photo courtesy of @kellymarderosianphoto #virginiahistory  #rosewellruins  #vahistory  #vahistorical  #gloucesterva  #historicarchitecture  #historicpreservation  #historicsite  #historicplantation  #historicplaces 
“The cuddy,” a small attic space just off the Dome Room at Monticello.  I thought I remembered the tour guide telling us that Patsy Jefferson liked to play here.  A web search to validate my memory yields the information that it was used by Jefferson’s adult granddaughters when they wanted time to themselves.  Maybe it was used by both.  I suppose it doesn’t really matter.  It is a sweet little room, and I could easily see how it would appeal to someone who wanted some quiet time away from the chaos and constant stream of visitors that apparently dominated Jefferson’s household.  Because the space is very dark with a single bright spot at the window, I found it difficult to get a reasonably useful shot of the space. (I don't think we were supposed to use flash, so no help there.) Anyway, I was pleased to capture an image that shows at least some detail -- until I looked on the web and found almost THIS EXACT SAME SHOT all over the place.  Just when you think you've managed something not easily done, the internet jumps up to put you in your place!
“The cuddy,” a small attic space just off the Dome Room at Monticello. I thought I remembered the tour guide telling us that Patsy Jefferson liked to play here. A web search to validate my memory yields the information that it was used by Jefferson’s adult granddaughters when they wanted time to themselves. Maybe it was used by both. I suppose it doesn’t really matter. It is a sweet little room, and I could easily see how it would appeal to someone who wanted some quiet time away from the chaos and constant stream of visitors that apparently dominated Jefferson’s household. Because the space is very dark with a single bright spot at the window, I found it difficult to get a reasonably useful shot of the space. (I don't think we were supposed to use flash, so no help there.) Anyway, I was pleased to capture an image that shows at least some detail -- until I looked on the web and found almost THIS EXACT SAME SHOT all over the place. Just when you think you've managed something not easily done, the internet jumps up to put you in your place!
This is Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. Mount Vernon was the home of Washington's half-brother Lawrence, and Washington inherited the estate in 1754. It sits on a natural rise astride the Potomac River south of Alexandria. http://ow.ly/IYBv30fQlQj
This is Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. Mount Vernon was the home of Washington's half-brother Lawrence, and Washington inherited the estate in 1754. It sits on a natural rise astride the Potomac River south of Alexandria. http://ow.ly/IYBv30fQlQj
@brokencomicsmachine, visiting from Philly, and @bxpnyc tear it up—well, down—at #eastendcemetery on a gloomy Saturday. 📷@wokdocs #RVA #cemetery #historicpreservation #thisplacematters #savinghistory #restore #reclaim #community #history #richmondhistory #virginiahistory #volunteersneeded #visitvirginia @barackobama
This hefty headstone had been lying facedown for months. It was uncovered months ago, but then engulfed in spring and summer growth, and we just hadn't made it back there. Today, finally, thanks to (from left) Adam, Austin, Jonathan, @mark.schmieder, @wokdocs, and (not pictured) @bxpnyc, we were able to right it. The stone belongs to James Mitchell, born in South Carolina on April 10, 1898, died in Richmond on November 28, 1962. #eastendcemetery #rva #rvahistory #doumentaryphotography #thisplacematters 📷@bxpnyc #RVA #cemetery #historicpreservation #thisplacematters #savinghistory #restore #reclaim #community #history #richmondhistory #virginiahistory #volunteersneeded #visitvirginia @barackobama
This hefty headstone had been lying facedown for months. It was uncovered months ago, but then engulfed in spring and summer growth, and we just hadn't made it back there. Today, finally, thanks to (from left) Adam, Austin, Jonathan, @mark.schmieder, @wokdocs, and (not pictured) @bxpnyc, we were able to right it. The stone belongs to James Mitchell, born in South Carolina on April 10, 1898, died in Richmond on November 28, 1962. #eastendcemetery  #rva  #rvahistory  #doumentaryphotography  #thisplacematters  📷@bxpnyc #RVA  #cemetery  #historicpreservation  #thisplacematters  #savinghistory  #restore  #reclaim  #community  #history  #richmondhistory  #virginiahistory  #volunteersneeded  #visitvirginia  @barackobama
William B. Thalhimer, Jr.: Retail Executive, CEO Thalhimer Brothers, Inc., 1950-1987, Chairman of Thalhimer Brothers, Inc., 1973-1990; Served in United States Marine Corps, 1942-1946. Thalhimer Brothers, Inc.: opened as a one-room, family-owned retail store in Richmond, Va., 1842; Incorporated, 1921; acquired first store, Sosnick's in Winston-Salem, N.C., 1949; publicly traded, 1953; merged with Carter, Hawley, Hale, 1978; acquired by May Company, 1990; merged with May Company subsidiary, Hecht's, 1992 and the Thalhimer name was discontinued. #hanginghistory #virginiahistory #maymont #thalhimers #findyourpark
William B. Thalhimer, Jr.: Retail Executive, CEO Thalhimer Brothers, Inc., 1950-1987, Chairman of Thalhimer Brothers, Inc., 1973-1990; Served in United States Marine Corps, 1942-1946. Thalhimer Brothers, Inc.: opened as a one-room, family-owned retail store in Richmond, Va., 1842; Incorporated, 1921; acquired first store, Sosnick's in Winston-Salem, N.C., 1949; publicly traded, 1953; merged with Carter, Hawley, Hale, 1978; acquired by May Company, 1990; merged with May Company subsidiary, Hecht's, 1992 and the Thalhimer name was discontinued. #hanginghistory  #virginiahistory  #maymont  #thalhimers  #findyourpark 
I’ll run the risk of posting this picture, but it was too good of a shot to pass up. It feels tumultuous to me, a lot like how our nation was then and how it is now. (Side note: who TF designed this monument? It looks like John Cena astride a Clydesdale.)
#manassasnationalbattlefieldpark #manassas #manassasva #virginia #va #nps #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #nationalparkphotography #findyourpark #moodyphotography #monument #memorial #moodygrams #moodytoning #moody #landscapecaptures #landscapephotography #landscapelover #landscape_lovers #civilwar #historicsite #history #historicpreservation #americanhistory #virginiahistory #canon6d #cloudyskies #stormyskies #stormy
I’ll run the risk of posting this picture, but it was too good of a shot to pass up. It feels tumultuous to me, a lot like how our nation was then and how it is now. (Side note: who TF designed this monument? It looks like John Cena astride a Clydesdale.) #manassasnationalbattlefieldpark  #manassas  #manassasva  #virginia  #va  #nps  #nationalpark  #nationalparkservice  #nationalparkphotography  #findyourpark  #moodyphotography  #monument  #memorial  #moodygrams  #moodytoning  #moody  #landscapecaptures  #landscapephotography  #landscapelover  #landscape_lovers  #civilwar  #historicsite  #history  #historicpreservation  #americanhistory  #virginiahistory  #canon6d  #cloudyskies  #stormyskies  #stormy 
Just found the perfect gift for my dad - found this authentic 1862 surry county, Virginia currency, which is where some of our ancestors lived from the early 1600s until 1910. I wonder if this bill was ever in the hands of our ancestors? #confederatecurrency #surrycountyva #surrycounty #ancestors #genealogynerd #virginia #virginiahistory
It's been just a few days more than a whole year since my first visit to Thomas Jefferson's #Monticello —a time when I was in a far better state than I feel myself at presently. Just as the weather then was calm and fair, even cool, I too was far leveler than I can currently claim to be. I saw for myself at that time what I thought then a sure vision of where I would be a year later —happy, studying the subject I love in the place that I love, tho' none of this came to fruition, quite unfortunately. I hope to regain at least a little of that optimism (tho' perhaps a more realistic amount) to move past the melancholy that's seemed to have sunk its vice grip into me as of late. But how I do wish I were in Virginia...
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#musings #throwback #mentalhealth #history #historicalplace #unesco #americanhistory #virginiahistory #thomasjefferson #tjmonticello
It's been just a few days more than a whole year since my first visit to Thomas Jefferson's #Monticello  —a time when I was in a far better state than I feel myself at presently. Just as the weather then was calm and fair, even cool, I too was far leveler than I can currently claim to be. I saw for myself at that time what I thought then a sure vision of where I would be a year later —happy, studying the subject I love in the place that I love, tho' none of this came to fruition, quite unfortunately. I hope to regain at least a little of that optimism (tho' perhaps a more realistic amount) to move past the melancholy that's seemed to have sunk its vice grip into me as of late. But how I do wish I were in Virginia... • #musings  #throwback  #mentalhealth  #history  #historicalplace  #unesco  #americanhistory  #virginiahistory  #thomasjefferson  #tjmonticello 
View from one of the windows in the domed room at the top of Monticello.  As I understood it, this room has benn largely unused -- even in Jefferson's day.  All I could think was what a wonderful place it would be to set up a study for reading and/or writing, or (today) a craft room!  The light coming in from all of those circular windows was excellent, and the view was lovely.  I suppose it gets frightfully hot in summer though.
View from one of the windows in the domed room at the top of Monticello. As I understood it, this room has benn largely unused -- even in Jefferson's day. All I could think was what a wonderful place it would be to set up a study for reading and/or writing, or (today) a craft room! The light coming in from all of those circular windows was excellent, and the view was lovely. I suppose it gets frightfully hot in summer though.
grace sherwood wasn't a witch, but "self-possessed and non-conforming single mom, farmer, and midwife" doesn't have the same ring to it. when she was tried for witchcraft by ducking at the mouth of the lynnhaven river in 1706 she didn't sink or float, but capably untied herself, which seemed proof of otherworldly dealings. she spent seven years in prison and then lived out the rest of her days at her home in pungo, where upon her death huge numbers of black cats started appearing. men wary of the cats' association with sherwood took it upon themselves to kill the animals, which led to the great infestation of grain-destroying rodents in princess anne of 1743 (people doing tremendously self-destructive things out of fear of women - the great american pastime!). all this is to say, grace's story is a timeless and relevant one, and i like to think her little familiars are still out there prowling the tidewater and beyond, spreading kindness and knowledge and pushing everyone a little beyond what's comfortable. (limited number of these will be at @craftedva this saturday!)
grace sherwood wasn't a witch, but "self-possessed and non-conforming single mom, farmer, and midwife" doesn't have the same ring to it. when she was tried for witchcraft by ducking at the mouth of the lynnhaven river in 1706 she didn't sink or float, but capably untied herself, which seemed proof of otherworldly dealings. she spent seven years in prison and then lived out the rest of her days at her home in pungo, where upon her death huge numbers of black cats started appearing. men wary of the cats' association with sherwood took it upon themselves to kill the animals, which led to the great infestation of grain-destroying rodents in princess anne of 1743 (people doing tremendously self-destructive things out of fear of women - the great american pastime!). all this is to say, grace's story is a timeless and relevant one, and i like to think her little familiars are still out there prowling the tidewater and beyond, spreading kindness and knowledge and pushing everyone a little beyond what's comfortable. (limited number of these will be at @craftedva this saturday!)
Small painting of Lee Chapel, Lexington VA,#oilpainting #oiloncanvas #painting #leechapel #lexingtonva @visitvirginia @wlu.museums @visitlexingtonva #arkitecture_art #classicalrealism #washingtonandleeuniversity #university #downtownlexington#visitlexingtonva#robertlee#visitvirginia @vahistorical #virginiahistory #virginiaisforlovers @wlulex @wlunews #wlu #chapel #history #usahistory @usa.history #artwork #architecture #architecturelovers #architectureart @traveltheworlds2017 @travelmatepage @travelourworlds #travel #travelingtheworld #lovetravel #loveva
Small painting of Lee Chapel, Lexington VA,#oilpainting  #oiloncanvas  #painting  #leechapel  #lexingtonva  @visitvirginia @wlu.museums @visitlexingtonva #arkitecture_art  #classicalrealism  #washingtonandleeuniversity  #university  #downtownlexington #visitlexingtonva #robertlee #visitvirginia  @vahistorical #virginiahistory  #virginiaisforlovers  @wlulex @wlunews #wlu  #chapel  #history  #usahistory  @usa.history #artwork  #architecture  #architecturelovers  #architectureart  @traveltheworlds2017 @travelmatepage @travelourworlds #travel  #travelingtheworld  #lovetravel  #loveva 
Do you have plans Sunday, October 15th? Now you do! Join us from 1pm-4pm for our biggest BBQ EVER! Yes, that's right! All you can eat food, five craft beer tasting tickets, live music, guided tours of the ruins and much more! Visit link in bio for more info and to purchase tickets!
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#virginiahistory #vahistory #rosewellruins #craftbrew #craftbeer #bbq #oysters #allyoucaneat #biggestbbqever #gloucesterva #festival #fundraiser #historicalplace #historicalpreservation
Do you have plans Sunday, October 15th? Now you do! Join us from 1pm-4pm for our biggest BBQ EVER! Yes, that's right! All you can eat food, five craft beer tasting tickets, live music, guided tours of the ruins and much more! Visit link in bio for more info and to purchase tickets! . . . . . . #virginiahistory  #vahistory  #rosewellruins  #craftbrew  #craftbeer  #bbq  #oysters  #allyoucaneat  #biggestbbqever  #gloucesterva  #festival  #fundraiser  #historicalplace  #historicalpreservation 
"Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Deity to be the lot of one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I have steadfastly believed" - Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Page, July 15, 1763 📸: @chasva .
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#rosewellruins #rosewell #vahistory #virginiahistory #plantation #mansion #thomasjefferson #hispanicheritagemonth #historicalsite #historyquote #historicarchitecture #historicpreservation #historicplaces #gloucesterva
"Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Deity to be the lot of one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I have steadfastly believed" - Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Page, July 15, 1763 📸: @chasva . . . . . #rosewellruins  #rosewell  #vahistory  #virginiahistory  #plantation  #mansion  #thomasjefferson  #hispanicheritagemonth  #historicalsite  #historyquote  #historicarchitecture  #historicpreservation  #historicplaces  #gloucesterva 
Monument depicting Captain John Smith, of Virginia Company fame, gazing out over the James River. Smith served as the Governor of Virgina in 1608. The statue was dedicated by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities in 1907. #jamestown #captainjohnsmith #virginiahistory #rollingfog #virginiacompany #americanhistory #landscapephotography #virginia
Bold Rock Hard Cider. Devils Backbone Brewing Company. O'Connor Brewing Co. The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery. Those are the brews you'll find this weekend at Rosewell's Biggest BBQ EVER! And you're invited! Details and ticket info can be found at link in bio! .
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@boldrockhardcider @oconnorbrewing @devilsbackbonebrewingcompany @oozlefinchbeers #craftbeer #craftbrew #bbq #oysters #fundraiser #gloucesterva #vahistory #virginiahistory #rosewellruins
#Repost @ignatiusgreyvintage (@get_repost)
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One of my favorite places to explore! #rosewellplantation #gloucestercounty #ruins #1725 #virginiahistory #travelingwithboys #virginia #daytrip
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
--Marcus Garvey
#history #newmarketva #mountains #newmarketbattlefield #civilwar #learn #exploreva #virginiahistory #virginia #battleofnewmarket #onlyinvirginia
One of my favorite details spotted during our visit to Monticello was the compass rose mounted on the ceiling of the northeast portico.  It connects to the weathervane on the roof and is visible from windows in the entrance hall and nearby rooms.  This clever feature enabled residents of the house to determine wind direction without stepping outdoors.
One of my favorite details spotted during our visit to Monticello was the compass rose mounted on the ceiling of the northeast portico. It connects to the weathervane on the roof and is visible from windows in the entrance hall and nearby rooms. This clever feature enabled residents of the house to determine wind direction without stepping outdoors.
This is Christ's Church in Lancaster, the best preserved colonial church in Virginia. This Church's construction was funded by Robert King Carter of Shirley Plantation, and is the only 1700s church in Virginia to exist in a perfect original condition. http://ow.ly/DPWF30fJXr9
This is Christ's Church in Lancaster, the best preserved colonial church in Virginia. This Church's construction was funded by Robert King Carter of Shirley Plantation, and is the only 1700s church in Virginia to exist in a perfect original condition. http://ow.ly/DPWF30fJXr9
4 new @nationalparkservice stamps 
3 points of the Colonial Triangle
2 Civil War battlefields 
1 amazing long weekend getaway.
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#Williamsburg #Yorktown #Jamestowne #ColonialTriangle #ColdHarbor #HistoricalTriangle #NPS101 #FindYourPark #FamilyTravel #VisitVirginia #VisitVA #VirginiaHistory #HistoricalPlaces #LongWeekend #HistoricalTravel #travelthroughhistory #travelthroughtime #nationalparks
Sparks are flying and the earth is shaking here at the @vawarmemorial as construction on the new education space and parking garage continues! 👷🏽👷🏻‍♀️💥🚜🚧Come check out the ongoing construction and visit the museum and shrine. We are still open to the public, Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm, and our volunteers are always happy to give a guided tour!
Sparks are flying and the earth is shaking here at the @vawarmemorial as construction on the new education space and parking garage continues! 👷🏽👷🏻‍♀️💥🚜🚧Come check out the ongoing construction and visit the museum and shrine. We are still open to the public, Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm, and our volunteers are always happy to give a guided tour!
The Peyton-Randolph home in Williamsburg. Construction of this two story, L-shaped Georgian-style structure began in 1715. The home has been occupied by several influential families over the years, the most notable being that of Peyton Randolph, the first President of the Continental Congress. Stories of the home being "haunted" go back to 1824, with French General Marquis de Lafayette, who had been a friend of Randolph, reporting that he had been awoken by voices in the night and of sensing a hand resting on his shoulder. Today it is considered one of America's most haunted homes, though I saw nothing to confirm this during my tour. #williamsburg #virginiahistory #virginia #oldhomes #plantation #hauntedhouse
The Peyton-Randolph home in Williamsburg. Construction of this two story, L-shaped Georgian-style structure began in 1715. The home has been occupied by several influential families over the years, the most notable being that of Peyton Randolph, the first President of the Continental Congress. Stories of the home being "haunted" go back to 1824, with French General Marquis de Lafayette, who had been a friend of Randolph, reporting that he had been awoken by voices in the night and of sensing a hand resting on his shoulder. Today it is considered one of America's most haunted homes, though I saw nothing to confirm this during my tour. #williamsburg  #virginiahistory  #virginia  #oldhomes  #plantation  #hauntedhouse 
This Columbus Day, make sure to visit Jamestown Settlement! This is a life-size reconstruction of the Susan B. Constant, one of the three English vessels that arrived in Virginia in the Spring of 1607, 115 years after Columbus' famous voyage. http://ow.ly/pzhu30fIRgs
This Columbus Day, make sure to visit Jamestown Settlement! This is a life-size reconstruction of the Susan B. Constant, one of the three English vessels that arrived in Virginia in the Spring of 1607, 115 years after Columbus' famous voyage. http://ow.ly/pzhu30fIRgs
201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902  In 1919, local philanthropist, Paul Goodloe McIntire, offered the community the gift of a library. McIntire's gift included land, design, construction of the building, furnishings and the collection of books. Opening in 1921, this became the community's first public municipal library. In 1934, the first branch library was funded by the City. In recent days this library has been pictured in the background of many news casts as it face Emancipation Park. #virginiahistory #hanginghistory #charlottesville #charlottsvilleva #library #historiclibrary #books #emancipationpark
201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902 In 1919, local philanthropist, Paul Goodloe McIntire, offered the community the gift of a library. McIntire's gift included land, design, construction of the building, furnishings and the collection of books. Opening in 1921, this became the community's first public municipal library. In 1934, the first branch library was funded by the City. In recent days this library has been pictured in the background of many news casts as it face Emancipation Park. #virginiahistory  #hanginghistory  #charlottesville  #charlottsvilleva  #library  #historiclibrary  #books  #emancipationpark 
I’ve been on a Civil War kick this weekend, so I visited the site of John Wilkes Booth’s death and the house where Stonewall Jackson died. I love having this much history so close! #civilwar #virginiahistory
I’ve been on a Civil War kick this weekend, so I visited the site of John Wilkes Booth’s death and the house where Stonewall Jackson died. I love having this much history so close! #civilwar  #virginiahistory 
I am guessing here – no research to back up my conjecture – but I suggest that, aside from the White House, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is the most recognizable house façade in the U.S.  Like the man who built it, Monticello is both of its time and ahead of its time.  An elegant combination of contradictions, the house is shaped by classical influences while incorporating more modern asthetics, flaunts both egalitarian and elitist themes, and celebrates scientific thinking while occasionally giving way to flights of whimsy and ruinous obsessions. (And, by the way, the staircase to the upper floors is horribly steep and narrow!  Just sayin’.) Nonetheless, it is a beautiful, reflective place – certainly worthy of its status as a national treasure.
I am guessing here – no research to back up my conjecture – but I suggest that, aside from the White House, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is the most recognizable house façade in the U.S. Like the man who built it, Monticello is both of its time and ahead of its time. An elegant combination of contradictions, the house is shaped by classical influences while incorporating more modern asthetics, flaunts both egalitarian and elitist themes, and celebrates scientific thinking while occasionally giving way to flights of whimsy and ruinous obsessions. (And, by the way, the staircase to the upper floors is horribly steep and narrow! Just sayin’.) Nonetheless, it is a beautiful, reflective place – certainly worthy of its status as a national treasure.
Early start at East End this morning. Getting ready for a big volunteer work day! #RVA #eastendcemetery #volunteersneeded #overgrown #thisplacematters #cemetery #richmondhistory #virginiahistory #jointheeffort #everyweekend #community
What if we had fun on the #weekend? Virginia is for family, for farms in the sunshine and for wineries with friends. 
@barreloakwinery @hartlandfarm #johnmarshall #virginiahistory #farms #orchards #applepicking
Brandon- Prince George County,Virginia-c.Mid 18thc. An Amazing spread of land 4,400 acres, Brandon is one of America's oldest continuous agricultural operations. Thomas Jefferson is often given credit for the design, of note is the magnificent Carved Pineapple on the Roof. Home to the Harrison family,Brandon was sold to Robert W.Daniel Sr.,(aTitanic survivor) in 1926 and remained in his family till 2013. Brandon sold to a Florida family for 17.8 million dollars where they plan to live, do some restoration work and continue to farm over 1,600 acres of land. My parents and I would visit Brandon in the summertime and with all the beauty and hospitality, you know what my biggest memory is? That they had a gas and diesel pump near the garage, I thought how cool to have your own service station 🙄#jpnantiquities #upperbrandon #lesserknownvirginiahomes #virginia#virginiahistory #carvedpineapple #colonialvirginia
Brandon- Prince George County,Virginia-c.Mid 18thc. An Amazing spread of land 4,400 acres, Brandon is one of America's oldest continuous agricultural operations. Thomas Jefferson is often given credit for the design, of note is the magnificent Carved Pineapple on the Roof. Home to the Harrison family,Brandon was sold to Robert W.Daniel Sr.,(aTitanic survivor) in 1926 and remained in his family till 2013. Brandon sold to a Florida family for 17.8 million dollars where they plan to live, do some restoration work and continue to farm over 1,600 acres of land. My parents and I would visit Brandon in the summertime and with all the beauty and hospitality, you know what my biggest memory is? That they had a gas and diesel pump near the garage, I thought how cool to have your own service station 🙄#jpnantiquities  #upperbrandon  #lesserknownvirginiahomes  #virginia #virginiahistory  #carvedpineapple  #colonialvirginia 
The "Johnny Reb" monument in downtown Norfolk, Virginia honors those who perished while serving their commonwealth from 1861-1865. The statue was dedicated at the last meeting of Confederate veterans in 1907 and is the work of Norfolk native William Couper. There are currently efforts to have the 150 foot tall monument relocated to a nearby cemetery.  #norfolkva #tidewater #sculpure #virginiahistory #civilwar #confederate
The "Johnny Reb" monument in downtown Norfolk, Virginia honors those who perished while serving their commonwealth from 1861-1865. The statue was dedicated at the last meeting of Confederate veterans in 1907 and is the work of Norfolk native William Couper. There are currently efforts to have the 150 foot tall monument relocated to a nearby cemetery. #norfolkva  #tidewater  #sculpure  #virginiahistory  #civilwar  #confederate 
Intersection of North 25th Street and East Franklin Street  Built 1853
Yarbrough Turpin Tobacco Factory
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Pohlig Bros. Paper Box Company
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Used as hospital during Civil War #hanginghistory #virginiahistory #civilwar #hospital #civilwarhospital #rva #richmondva #richmondvirginia
The historic Rotunda designed by Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia.

#universityofvirginia #uva #rotunda #thomasjefferson #campus #thelawn #university #college #school #charlottesville #virginia #education #architecture #19thcentury #virginiahistory #americanhistory
Friday Film in Fredericksburg's Historic Market Sqaure.
Finding Nemo will be screening in Market Square tonight at 7pm.
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#downtownfredericksburg #downtownfxbg #virginiaisforlovers #outdoorfilm #outdoormovie #lovefxbg #love #visitva #fxbg #lovefxbg #virginiahistory #virginiaisforlovers #fredericksburg #va #virginia
Appomattox Manor  in City Point - Grant's union's headquarters #virginia #creativeworksoflindaclark #history #vahistory #civilwar #grantsheadquarters #hopewell #virginiahistory
The idle years - Woodson's Mill circa 1972.  It would be another 11 years before Steve Roberts (the current miller) and Gill Brockenbrough undertook restoration efforts and began the long process of bringing it back to life.  Next year will mark 35 years since its rebirth. 
#tbt #history #restoration #historicpreservation #waterpower #nelsoncounty #virginiahistory
Traveling back to #LeesburgVA in the early 1900s on this #TBT!
1401 S Randolph St. Richmond, Virginia #hanginghistory #virginiahistory #wwi #cemetery
If you have created any memories in the quaint town of Lexington, VA or know someone who has, consider owning or giving a 6"x8" easel back ceramic tile of this painting.  It would make a great gift for anyone frequenting W&L or VMI. (Swipe left for pics) I will have the tiles with me on location in the Elrod Commons Atrium just outside of the 
Washington and Lee University Store this Fri. 9-5 & Sat. 9-3 for a "LIVE" painting event. Come on over and see "my latest"...in progress!

UPDATE: I'm happy to announce that "Morning Shadows Over Lexington" 24"x48" Oil on canvas has been sold. Giclee canvas and paper prints are available online at memoriesinpaint.com and are on display now at Buck's Barber Shop and Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast.

Thank you again to the Lexington Visitor's Center for hosting me in April for the unveiling of this piece and to the Rockbridge Arts Guild for your support! 
#lovelexva @mainstreetlex @lexingtonvirginiaandtherockbridgeareatourism
If you have created any memories in the quaint town of Lexington, VA or know someone who has, consider owning or giving a 6"x8" easel back ceramic tile of this painting. It would make a great gift for anyone frequenting W&L or VMI. (Swipe left for pics) I will have the tiles with me on location in the Elrod Commons Atrium just outside of the Washington and Lee University Store this Fri. 9-5 & Sat. 9-3 for a "LIVE" painting event. Come on over and see "my latest"...in progress! UPDATE: I'm happy to announce that "Morning Shadows Over Lexington" 24"x48" Oil on canvas has been sold. Giclee canvas and paper prints are available online at memoriesinpaint.com and are on display now at Buck's Barber Shop and Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast. Thank you again to the Lexington Visitor's Center for hosting me in April for the unveiling of this piece and to the Rockbridge Arts Guild for your support! #lovelexva  @mainstreetlex @lexingtonvirginiaandtherockbridgeareatourism
Visit New Town on Jamestown Island! The area west of the 1607 James Fort was settled from the 1620s to the 1670s, taking on the name "New Towne". Jamestown ceased to be Virginia's Capitol when the House of Burgesses moved to Williamsburg in 1698. http://ow.ly/FqWu30fBBvz
Visit New Town on Jamestown Island! The area west of the 1607 James Fort was settled from the 1620s to the 1670s, taking on the name "New Towne". Jamestown ceased to be Virginia's Capitol when the House of Burgesses moved to Williamsburg in 1698. http://ow.ly/FqWu30fBBvz
13061 W James Anderson Hwy, Buckingham, VA 23921
Buckingham Courthouse Historic District is a historic county courthouse complex and national historic district located at Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia. It encompasses 10 contributing buildings and 1 contributing object. The courthouse building was built in 1873, and is a two-story temple-form Greek Revival style building fronted by a pedimented tetrastyle Doric order portico. It replaced an earlier courthouse designed by Thomas Jefferson and built between 1822 and 1824, but burned down in 1869. Also included in the district is the former Buckingham Tavern, former Buckingham Inn, the Leach House, the Presbyterian manse, the Masonic Hall, a brick house called West View, the Trinity Presbyterian Church (c. 1830), and Confederate monument #hanginghistory #virginiahistory #buckinghamcounty
13061 W James Anderson Hwy, Buckingham, VA 23921 Buckingham Courthouse Historic District is a historic county courthouse complex and national historic district located at Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia. It encompasses 10 contributing buildings and 1 contributing object. The courthouse building was built in 1873, and is a two-story temple-form Greek Revival style building fronted by a pedimented tetrastyle Doric order portico. It replaced an earlier courthouse designed by Thomas Jefferson and built between 1822 and 1824, but burned down in 1869. Also included in the district is the former Buckingham Tavern, former Buckingham Inn, the Leach House, the Presbyterian manse, the Masonic Hall, a brick house called West View, the Trinity Presbyterian Church (c. 1830), and Confederate monument #hanginghistory  #virginiahistory  #buckinghamcounty 
Hope to see you there!
Hope to see you there!
Visit Richmond's Old City Hall! This breathtaking Victorian Gothic structure served as Richmond's city hall from 1894 to the 1970s. Preservationists prevented its demolition, which would have made way for a parking deck. http://ow.ly/PHjL30fym8a
Visit Richmond's Old City Hall! This breathtaking Victorian Gothic structure served as Richmond's city hall from 1894 to the 1970s. Preservationists prevented its demolition, which would have made way for a parking deck. http://ow.ly/PHjL30fym8a
1000 Bank St. Richmond, Virginia 23218
Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. It was incorporated in 1742, and has been an independent city since 1871. #hanginghistory #virginiahistory #richmondva #rva #virginiastatecapitol #richmondvirginia
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I have lived in Fredericksburg for 15 years this month, and I've passed this house so often that I'm ashamed to say I never took the time to learn its historical significance until yesterday. This is the Moncure Conway House. Conway, who lived here as a child, was an abolitionist and literary agent of none other than Walt Whitman. Whitman served as a nurse right here in Falmouth during the Civil War. In 1862 this house was used as a Union hospital, and in 1862-63, reads the marker nearby, "the 20th Massachusetts Infantry quartered here." It's some lucky person's private residence today! #fxbg #fxbgva #virginia #virginiahistory #civilwarhistory #ilovemycity
I have lived in Fredericksburg for 15 years this month, and I've passed this house so often that I'm ashamed to say I never took the time to learn its historical significance until yesterday. This is the Moncure Conway House. Conway, who lived here as a child, was an abolitionist and literary agent of none other than Walt Whitman. Whitman served as a nurse right here in Falmouth during the Civil War. In 1862 this house was used as a Union hospital, and in 1862-63, reads the marker nearby, "the 20th Massachusetts Infantry quartered here." It's some lucky person's private residence today! #fxbg  #fxbgva  #virginia  #virginiahistory  #civilwarhistory  #ilovemycity 
5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville Va. 23111
The Battle of Cold Harbor was fought from May 31 to June 12, 1864, with the most significant fighting occurring on June 3. It was one of the final battles of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, and is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Thousands of Union soldiers were killed or wounded in a hopeless frontal assault against the fortified positions of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's army.#hanginghistory #virginiahistory #findyourpark #nationalpark #rva #civilwar #coldharbour #overlandcampaign #findyourpark
5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville Va. 23111 The Battle of Cold Harbor was fought from May 31 to June 12, 1864, with the most significant fighting occurring on June 3. It was one of the final battles of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, and is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Thousands of Union soldiers were killed or wounded in a hopeless frontal assault against the fortified positions of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's army.#hanginghistory  #virginiahistory  #findyourpark  #nationalpark  #rva  #civilwar  #coldharbour  #overlandcampaign  #findyourpark 
Fort Christanna was one of the projects of Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood, who was governor of the Virginia Colony 1710-1722. The fort was designed to offer protection and schooling to the tributary Siouan and Iroquoian tribes, living to the southwest of the colonized area of Virginia. Located in what became Brunswick County, Virginia, near Gholsonville, the fort was completed in 1714 and enjoyed three successful years of operation as the westernmost outpost of the British Empire at the time,[3] before being finally closed by the House of Burgesses in 1718. However, the demoralized Saponi and Tutelo continued to live on the allotted land, 6 miles square (36 sq. mi), into the 1730s and 1740s. #hanginghistory #virginiahistory #fortchristanna #brunswick #brunswickcounty #gholsonville #britishempire#findyourpark
Fort Christanna was one of the projects of Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood, who was governor of the Virginia Colony 1710-1722. The fort was designed to offer protection and schooling to the tributary Siouan and Iroquoian tribes, living to the southwest of the colonized area of Virginia. Located in what became Brunswick County, Virginia, near Gholsonville, the fort was completed in 1714 and enjoyed three successful years of operation as the westernmost outpost of the British Empire at the time,[3] before being finally closed by the House of Burgesses in 1718. However, the demoralized Saponi and Tutelo continued to live on the allotted land, 6 miles square (36 sq. mi), into the 1730s and 1740s. #hanginghistory  #virginiahistory  #fortchristanna  #brunswick  #brunswickcounty  #gholsonville  #britishempire #findyourpark 
Working on rendering the old store in Bryant that plants are slowly eating. #BryantVa#nelsoncounty#NelsonCountyVa#virginialandscape#backtotheland#generalstore#lostamerica#virginiahistory#WIP#oilpainting#RoselandVa
Francis Asbury August 20 or 21, 1745 – March 31, 1816) was one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. As a young man in October 1771, the Englishman traveled to America and, during his 45 years there, he devoted his life to ministry, traveling on horseback and by carriage thousands of miles to those living on the frontier.  He “preached his last Sermon in Richmond, Virginia” on March 24, “and died at the home of George Arnold near Fredericksburg” on March 31.  1849 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23222
#hanginghistory #francisasbury #franklinstreet #richmondva  #rva #rvaphotography #rvaphotographer #historicalplaques #historicalsignsofinstagram #historicalsign #historicalsigns #rvahistory #richmondhistory #richmondhistoric #shokoebottom #virginiahistory #virginiahistoricalmarkers #findyourpark
Francis Asbury August 20 or 21, 1745 – March 31, 1816) was one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. As a young man in October 1771, the Englishman traveled to America and, during his 45 years there, he devoted his life to ministry, traveling on horseback and by carriage thousands of miles to those living on the frontier. He “preached his last Sermon in Richmond, Virginia” on March 24, “and died at the home of George Arnold near Fredericksburg” on March 31. 1849 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23222 #hanginghistory  #francisasbury  #franklinstreet  #richmondva  #rva  #rvaphotography  #rvaphotographer  #historicalplaques  #historicalsignsofinstagram  #historicalsign  #historicalsigns  #rvahistory  #richmondhistory  #richmondhistoric  #shokoebottom  #virginiahistory  #virginiahistoricalmarkers  #findyourpark 
Virginia's historical Michie Tavern🇺🇸#virginia #history #virginiahistory #michietavern #civilwar #civilwar#charlottesville #charlottesvilleva #fall #falltime #getoutside #virginian #mill @visitvirginia @charlottesvilleva
Coming soon...your next fall read!  Paperback version will be available in late October and Kindle version in November. Travel to Cuba with Dr. Liam where he helps heal the wounded and gets wounded himself. He also surprisingly falls in love. Meanwhile his father Dr. William tells a story from the war of his youth involving his cousin Judy and how she carried a letter through dark dangerous nights past enemy trenches to fulfill a dying man's wish. She inadvertently falls in love with a Yankee!  #wellingtonletters #wellingtoncrossseries #historicalfiction #historicalromance #lettersofwar #loveletters #cuba #virginiahistory #spanishgirls #sugarcaneplantation #americancivilwar #comingsoon #novels #booksix #romanceseries #romanceauthor #bookworm #bookshelf #spanishamericanwar
Coming soon...your next fall read! Paperback version will be available in late October and Kindle version in November. Travel to Cuba with Dr. Liam where he helps heal the wounded and gets wounded himself. He also surprisingly falls in love. Meanwhile his father Dr. William tells a story from the war of his youth involving his cousin Judy and how she carried a letter through dark dangerous nights past enemy trenches to fulfill a dying man's wish. She inadvertently falls in love with a Yankee! #wellingtonletters  #wellingtoncrossseries  #historicalfiction  #historicalromance  #lettersofwar  #loveletters  #cuba  #virginiahistory  #spanishgirls  #sugarcaneplantation  #americancivilwar  #comingsoon  #novels  #booksix  #romanceseries  #romanceauthor  #bookworm  #bookshelf  #spanishamericanwar 
Lexington VA Main Street, oil on Canvas, @visitlexingtonva #visitlexingtonva #lovelexington #downtownlexington @visitvirginia #historical  @lexingtonva @mainstreetlex @virginia_military_institute #vmi #wlu  #lexingtonva #mainstreetlexington #mainstreet #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #artwork  #blickartmaterials #virginia  #virginiaisbeautiful #virginiahistory #histiricalplace #traveling #travel #travellife #architecture #lovearchitecture
#tbt Save the Date! "Dancing at the Water's Edge, Cavalier Beach Club, Virginia Beach, VA" (a vintage postcard from the 1940's) And a "Cavalier Tea Dance" image under the stars...where greats like Glenn Miller, Harry James and Frank Sinatra played under the stars. I would have loved to dance on this wooden dance floor/boardwalk that met the sand at the water's edge. I can only image the parties hosted!
This first image was a "Save the Date" postcard sent out by my former clients in 2009 - mailed to all of their friends and family getting them excited about their visit to the historic @thecavaliervb for their wedding day...as I was going through some old wedding files today I though what a cool thing to share - I'm am super excited about the grand opening of this rich historic landmark for Virginia Beach in the coming months. I've loved The Cavalier since the first day I saw her!
#tbt  Save the Date! "Dancing at the Water's Edge, Cavalier Beach Club, Virginia Beach, VA" (a vintage postcard from the 1940's) And a "Cavalier Tea Dance" image under the stars...where greats like Glenn Miller, Harry James and Frank Sinatra played under the stars. I would have loved to dance on this wooden dance floor/boardwalk that met the sand at the water's edge. I can only image the parties hosted! This first image was a "Save the Date" postcard sent out by my former clients in 2009 - mailed to all of their friends and family getting them excited about their visit to the historic @thecavaliervb for their wedding day...as I was going through some old wedding files today I though what a cool thing to share - I'm am super excited about the grand opening of this rich historic landmark for Virginia Beach in the coming months. I've loved The Cavalier since the first day I saw her!
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past." - Patrick Henry 
We enjoyed a beautiful day this week at the dedication ceremony for the Eugene B. Casey Education and Event Center at @patrickhenrysredhill #CommunitySupport #VirginiaHistory #PatrickHenry #RedHill
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past." - Patrick Henry We enjoyed a beautiful day this week at the dedication ceremony for the Eugene B. Casey Education and Event Center at @patrickhenrysredhill #CommunitySupport  #VirginiaHistory  #PatrickHenry  #RedHill 
#tbt pic I took in May 2016 of the outhouse at the McLeans House.  This is the house where Robert E. Lee surrendered, ending the Civil War. In my new book coming soon, Wellington Letters, I wrote a flashback story that Dr. William tells about his cousin Judy, who was a spy of sorts during the War Between the States and how she fell in love with a Union soldier. #comingsoon #wellingtonletters #wellingtoncrossseries #mcleanhouse #outhouse #civilwar #virginia #virginiahistory #historyisfun #historybuff #ilovehistory #learnfromthepast #historicalfiction #romancewriter #romanceauthor #bookstagram #bookworm
#tbt  pic I took in May 2016 of the outhouse at the McLeans House. This is the house where Robert E. Lee surrendered, ending the Civil War. In my new book coming soon, Wellington Letters, I wrote a flashback story that Dr. William tells about his cousin Judy, who was a spy of sorts during the War Between the States and how she fell in love with a Union soldier. #comingsoon  #wellingtonletters  #wellingtoncrossseries  #mcleanhouse  #outhouse  #civilwar  #virginia  #virginiahistory  #historyisfun  #historybuff  #ilovehistory  #learnfromthepast  #historicalfiction  #romancewriter  #romanceauthor  #bookstagram  #bookworm