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TGIF! Starting off a beautiful weekend at Montpelier! Check our website to see what we have going on this weekend. #savingplaces #loveva #virginiahistory
So exciting to see the results of a fabulously fun 📷 shoot by the very talented @_brittanydaniel • Great to bring together local #rvawomen business owners @bsidecollectiverva and @missprisstea • Thank you ladies and of course @katechristner • Makes you want to ride your bike - and stop for a picnic, right?!?! You can do just that with us this spring.  We’re making 2018 plans now which will offer bike education, and fun picnic excursions during garden week plus other times in addition to our popular #biketowine history tours and #biketoyoga .  #signatureride #biketours #basketbikeshop #basketandbike #threeculturesintoone #bikelife #bikerva #bikewalkrva @visitrichmondva @visitvirginia @visitwilliamsburg @uppershirley @williamsburgwinery @thejeffersonhotel @historicgardenweek @historicgardenweekrva @carytownbikes @pedallove @pedalchic @mindful_mornings_richmond #richmondhistory #intownandonthetrail #ridesavorconnect #virginiahistory #virginiacyclechic #riverrides #rvawomencreate @ridepriority @explorethousand @thepeoplesponcho @bellecycle #richmond #rva #1rva #bossbabes @katechristner @hashtagsandworldmaps @shockoeslipyoga
So exciting to see the results of a fabulously fun 📷 shoot by the very talented @_brittanydaniel • Great to bring together local #rvawomen  business owners @bsidecollectiverva and @missprisstea • Thank you ladies and of course @katechristner • Makes you want to ride your bike - and stop for a picnic, right?!?! You can do just that with us this spring. We’re making 2018 plans now which will offer bike education, and fun picnic excursions during garden week plus other times in addition to our popular #biketowine  history tours and #biketoyoga  . #signatureride  #biketours  #basketbikeshop  #basketandbike  #threeculturesintoone  #bikelife  #bikerva  #bikewalkrva  @visitrichmondva @visitvirginia @visitwilliamsburg @uppershirley @williamsburgwinery @thejeffersonhotel @historicgardenweek @historicgardenweekrva @carytownbikes @pedallove @pedalchic @mindful_mornings_richmond #richmondhistory  #intownandonthetrail  #ridesavorconnect  #virginiahistory  #virginiacyclechic  #riverrides  #rvawomencreate  @ridepriority @explorethousand @thepeoplesponcho @bellecycle #richmond  #rva  #1rva  #bossbabes  @katechristner @hashtagsandworldmaps @shockoeslipyoga
Middleburg’s Old Gate House, the perfect blend of antique and modern. Link in bio for full listing. #middleburgrealestate #virginiahistory
Found a civil war button on the bank of the Potomac yesterday. I was lookin for a heart shaped rock. This will do though. The pic doesn’t show all the detail very well. #virginia #virginiahistory #
Found a civil war button on the bank of the Potomac yesterday. I was lookin for a heart shaped rock. This will do though. The pic doesn’t show all the detail very well. #virginia  #virginiahistory  #
In 1800, an enslaved Virginian named Gabriel Prosser plotted an insurrection in Henrico County near Richmond. His goal reportedly was to kill any white person he came across, sparing only French Huguenots and one named individual. That person was Mary Randolph who, declared Prosser, would cook for him and be his queen. But who was Mary Randolph? Why would Prosser single her out in such a way?

Find out in today’s blog! (link in our bio)
#colonialwilliamsburg  #18thcentury #history #food #foodways #culinaryhistory #Virginiahistory
In 1800, an enslaved Virginian named Gabriel Prosser plotted an insurrection in Henrico County near Richmond. His goal reportedly was to kill any white person he came across, sparing only French Huguenots and one named individual. That person was Mary Randolph who, declared Prosser, would cook for him and be his queen. But who was Mary Randolph? Why would Prosser single her out in such a way? Find out in today’s blog! (link in our bio) #colonialwilliamsburg  #18thcentury  #history  #food  #foodways  #culinaryhistory  #Virginiahistory 
We took a quick trip to Palmyra, Virginia this morning to renew our passports because there was such a long wait in Charlottesville. It was a beautiful day for a walk through this quaint historic town. In the center, up on a knoll is this beautifully detailed Greek Revival courthouse, known as, "The Acropolis of Fluvanna". It's a gem! (ca. 1830) #historicarchitecture #ilovegreekrevival#greekrevival #virginiahistory #ilovevirginia➡️
We took a quick trip to Palmyra, Virginia this morning to renew our passports because there was such a long wait in Charlottesville. It was a beautiful day for a walk through this quaint historic town. In the center, up on a knoll is this beautifully detailed Greek Revival courthouse, known as, "The Acropolis of Fluvanna". It's a gem! (ca. 1830) #historicarchitecture  #ilovegreekrevival #greekrevival  #virginiahistory  #ilovevirginia ➡️
The steps of : "The White House of the Confederacy" Robert E. Lee once lived here. #VirginiaHistory ✨
The steps of : "The White House of the Confederacy" Robert E. Lee once lived here. #VirginiaHistory  ✨
One of the buildings at Slaughter Pen Farm, Fredericksburg, Virginia #fredericksburgbattlefield #slaughterpenfarm #virginiahistory #americanhistory #protectlivinghistory
The plantation house was built circa 1850, but the land it sits on has been in continual cultivation since, get ready, 1619! I know that's nothing to Europeans but to Americans, we're talking ancient history.
#virginiastateparks #chippokesplantationstatepark #virginia #virginiahistory
So exciting to see the results of a fabulously fun 📷 shoot by the very talented @_brittanydaniel • Great to bring together local #rvawomen business owners @bsidecollectiverva and @missprisstea • Thank you ladies and of course @katechristner • Makes you want to ride your bike - and stop for a picnic, right?!?! You can do just that with us this spring.  We’re making 2018 plans now which will offer bike education, and fun picnic excursions during garden week plus other times in addition to our popular #biketowine history tours and #biketoyoga .  #signatureride #biketours #basketbikeshop #basketandbike #threeculturesintoone #bikelife #bikerva #bikewalkrva @visitrichmondva @visitvirginia @visitwilliamsburg @uppershirley @williamsburgwinery @thejeffersonhotel @historicgardenweek @historicgardenweekrva @carytownbikes @pedallove @pedalchic @mindful_mornings_richmond #richmondhistory #intownandonthetrail #ridesavorconnect #virginiahistory #virginiacyclechic #riverrides #rvawomencreate @ridepriority @explorethousand @thepeoplesponcho @bellecycle #richmond #rva #1rva #bossbabes @katechristner @hashtagsandworldmaps @shockoeslipyoga
So exciting to see the results of a fabulously fun 📷 shoot by the very talented @_brittanydaniel • Great to bring together local #rvawomen  business owners @bsidecollectiverva and @missprisstea • Thank you ladies and of course @katechristner • Makes you want to ride your bike - and stop for a picnic, right?!?! You can do just that with us this spring. We’re making 2018 plans now which will offer bike education, and fun picnic excursions during garden week plus other times in addition to our popular #biketowine  history tours and #biketoyoga  . #signatureride  #biketours  #basketbikeshop  #basketandbike  #threeculturesintoone  #bikelife  #bikerva  #bikewalkrva  @visitrichmondva @visitvirginia @visitwilliamsburg @uppershirley @williamsburgwinery @thejeffersonhotel @historicgardenweek @historicgardenweekrva @carytownbikes @pedallove @pedalchic @mindful_mornings_richmond #richmondhistory  #intownandonthetrail  #ridesavorconnect  #virginiahistory  #virginiacyclechic  #riverrides  #rvawomencreate  @ridepriority @explorethousand @thepeoplesponcho @bellecycle #richmond  #rva  #1rva  #bossbabes  @katechristner @hashtagsandworldmaps @shockoeslipyoga
This is Virginia's Executive Mansion, the oldest continually-operated Governor's Mansion in the United States. Built in 1813 by Massachusetts architect Alexander Parris, the home has been featured in several movies and documentaries, including Stephen Spielberg's 2012 hit Lincoln. http://ow.ly/6mSD30hdTLP
This is Virginia's Executive Mansion, the oldest continually-operated Governor's Mansion in the United States. Built in 1813 by Massachusetts architect Alexander Parris, the home has been featured in several movies and documentaries, including Stephen Spielberg's 2012 hit Lincoln. http://ow.ly/6mSD30hdTLP
Greetings from #LeesburgVA in the early 1900s! 🚂 #tbt #virginiahistory #northernva
Middleburg’s Old Gate House, the perfect blend of antique and modern. Link in bio for full listing. #middleburgrealestate #virginiahistory
Facing east on Three Chopt Road in Goochland County, Virginia. Originally named the Three Notch'd Road from the three blazes marked into trees along the way, Three Chopt Road connected the settlement that became Richmond with Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley in the colonial period. Jack Jouett rode along the road in 1781 to warn Thomas Jefferson that British forces had been sent toward Charlottesville to arrest the legislature of Virginia, who had fled there from Richmond. This ride, like Paul Revere's, took place at night and covered a significant distance, causing Jouett to be known as the "Paul Revere of the South". Today portions of the original Three Chopt Road exist but have largely been replaced by Highway 250, although in the West End of the Richmond area a modern street by the same name exists as a major thoroughfare.

#threechoptroad #threenotchdroad #virginia #historyofvirginia #virginiahistory #colonialvirginia #thomasjefferson #jackjouett #paulrevere #paulrevereofthesouth #richmond #charlottesville #goochland #goochlandcounty #virginiaisforlovers
Facing east on Three Chopt Road in Goochland County, Virginia. Originally named the Three Notch'd Road from the three blazes marked into trees along the way, Three Chopt Road connected the settlement that became Richmond with Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley in the colonial period. Jack Jouett rode along the road in 1781 to warn Thomas Jefferson that British forces had been sent toward Charlottesville to arrest the legislature of Virginia, who had fled there from Richmond. This ride, like Paul Revere's, took place at night and covered a significant distance, causing Jouett to be known as the "Paul Revere of the South". Today portions of the original Three Chopt Road exist but have largely been replaced by Highway 250, although in the West End of the Richmond area a modern street by the same name exists as a major thoroughfare. #threechoptroad  #threenotchdroad  #virginia  #historyofvirginia  #virginiahistory  #colonialvirginia  #thomasjefferson  #jackjouett  #paulrevere  #paulrevereofthesouth  #richmond  #charlottesville  #goochland  #goochlandcounty  #virginiaisforlovers 
Who can help shed some light on this tiny doll found in the wall of an 1850s addition on our house in Virginia? My theory is that it is a slave-made African ritual doll, but I can find no extant examples from the period.  At 3” tall, it seems unlikely to me that it was made to be played with. Who has some expertise here? #slavery #archaeology #artifacts #archeology @slavedwellingproject @nmaahc #slave #doll #americanhistory #virginiahistory #plantation @fairfieldfoundation @montpelier_arch
Who can help shed some light on this tiny doll found in the wall of an 1850s addition on our house in Virginia? My theory is that it is a slave-made African ritual doll, but I can find no extant examples from the period. At 3” tall, it seems unlikely to me that it was made to be played with. Who has some expertise here? #slavery  #archaeology  #artifacts  #archeology  @slavedwellingproject @nmaahc #slave  #doll  #americanhistory  #virginiahistory  #plantation  @fairfieldfoundation @montpelier_arch
The Avoca Tower:
 Apparently Juliet Fauntleroy tutored students in the tower. It was also a great place to entertain guests that would often come in the summer.
The Avoca Tower: Apparently Juliet Fauntleroy tutored students in the tower. It was also a great place to entertain guests that would often come in the summer.
Another reason I love Thomas Jefferson. #naturalbridge  #virginialandmark #virginiahistory
How old is your oldest blanket? This poinsettia square is from a community Christmas quilt made in the Dranesville commnity in 1906. Find out its ties to historic Dranesville Tavern in the latest issue of artiFacts! https://go.usa.gov/xnRdX
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#quilting #poinsettia #fairfaxva #virginiahistory #artifacts #christmas #fairfaxcounty #Dranesvilleva
This monument commemorates the "Angel of Marye's Heights", a Confederate soldier who exposed himself to fire to give water to wounded soldiers during the Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862. The frontal assault at the stone wall was one of the bloodiest of the entire war. http://ow.ly/Zw5S30h90mO
This monument commemorates the "Angel of Marye's Heights", a Confederate soldier who exposed himself to fire to give water to wounded soldiers during the Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862. The frontal assault at the stone wall was one of the bloodiest of the entire war. http://ow.ly/Zw5S30h90mO
What a wonderful gift! 🎁 Available on our website - and we have a few signed copies!  If you’ve been on our Signature Ride or Jamestown Island Ride you’ll recognize stories that are woven throughout this beautifully written book. Recognizing the contributions of the three cultures, each largely unknown one to the other, that first came together on the banks of the James River, Richmond native Bob Deans weaves us into the fabric of this national journey we share.  Wonderful gift for the history lovers, the James River lovers, the Virginia lovers on your list, or really any lover of our shared journey that, he reminds us, continues to unfold. .
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#theriverwhereamericabegan #connectwithhistory #signatureride #jamestownislandride #jamestown #richmond #basketandbike #basketbikeshop #jamesriver #jamesriverhistory #rva #richmondhistory #ushistory #virginiahistory #threecultures #threeculturesintoone #epluribusunum #biketours @visitvirginia @jravirginia @capitaltreesrva @vcuricerivers @bridgeparkrva @vahistorical @agecrofthallgardens @tredegarsociety @acwmuseum @thevalentinerva @uppershirley @williamsburgwinery @visitwilliamsburg @visitrichmondva @berkeleyplantation @afishindc @historyisfunorg
What a wonderful gift! 🎁 Available on our website - and we have a few signed copies! If you’ve been on our Signature Ride or Jamestown Island Ride you’ll recognize stories that are woven throughout this beautifully written book. Recognizing the contributions of the three cultures, each largely unknown one to the other, that first came together on the banks of the James River, Richmond native Bob Deans weaves us into the fabric of this national journey we share. Wonderful gift for the history lovers, the James River lovers, the Virginia lovers on your list, or really any lover of our shared journey that, he reminds us, continues to unfold. . . . . . #theriverwhereamericabegan  #connectwithhistory  #signatureride  #jamestownislandride  #jamestown  #richmond  #basketandbike  #basketbikeshop  #jamesriver  #jamesriverhistory  #rva  #richmondhistory  #ushistory  #virginiahistory  #threecultures  #threeculturesintoone  #epluribusunum  #biketours  @visitvirginia @jravirginia @capitaltreesrva @vcuricerivers @bridgeparkrva @vahistorical @agecrofthallgardens @tredegarsociety @acwmuseum @thevalentinerva @uppershirley @williamsburgwinery @visitwilliamsburg @visitrichmondva @berkeleyplantation @afishindc @historyisfunorg
This tunnel is so beautiful! Sad to see all the graffiti on something that has stood since 1914! #imanerd #historic #peoplesuck #disputanta #historicva #virginiahistory #pgcountyva #princegeorgecountyva
The Eternal Fruit Cake? You know the legend that there is only one Fruit Cake made and passed around to unwilling victims each season. Perhaps it lurks in this tin.... I have done research on this Fruit Cake Enterprise  and unfortunately no luck, nonetheless it's a fabulous piece of local Warrenton,VA history my best guess it dates from 1920's or 30's so if you happen to receive a special Fruit Cake from me this holiday season you know it will be extra special 🤢#jpnantiquities#warrentonva #lovefruitcake #lhatefruitcake#fruitcakesofinstagram #unwantedgifts #virginiahistory
The Eternal Fruit Cake? You know the legend that there is only one Fruit Cake made and passed around to unwilling victims each season. Perhaps it lurks in this tin.... I have done research on this Fruit Cake Enterprise and unfortunately no luck, nonetheless it's a fabulous piece of local Warrenton,VA history my best guess it dates from 1920's or 30's so if you happen to receive a special Fruit Cake from me this holiday season you know it will be extra special 🤢#jpnantiquities #warrentonva  #lovefruitcake  #lhatefruitcake #fruitcakesofinstagram  #unwantedgifts  #virginiahistory 
The Three Amigos.... Slaughter Pen Farm, Fredericksburg, Virginia 12/9/2017 #civilwarreenactor #pards #artillery #bigbooms #fredericksburgbattlefield #slaughterpenfarm #virginia #virginiahistory #istandwithreenactors #protectlivinghistory
This is the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, the only foundry that could produce ordnance and metal siding for warships in the Confederacy. Tredegar was crucial in the decision to move the Confederate Capitol to Virginia, and it supplied the metal plating for the ironclad C.S.S. Virginia. http://ow.ly/jmgy30h7hcF
This is the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, the only foundry that could produce ordnance and metal siding for warships in the Confederacy. Tredegar was crucial in the decision to move the Confederate Capitol to Virginia, and it supplied the metal plating for the ironclad C.S.S. Virginia. http://ow.ly/jmgy30h7hcF
The men who portrayed the Union Soldiers who fought at the Slaughter Pen Farm, in Fredericksburg, VA.
A high ranking experience with top of the line friends. 
Photo: Sean Sullivan 
#fredericksburg #civilwarhistory #civilwar #virginia #virginiahistory #union #soldiers #MindYourUncleSam  #photo #civilwaraf #battlefields #wbts #warbetweenthestates #slaughterpenfarm #slaughter #history #ushistory
One of the buildings at Slaughter Pen Farm, Fredericksburg, Virginia #fredericksburgbattlefield #slaughterpenfarm #virginiahistory #americanhistory #protectlivinghistory
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Sully... inside and out! Candlelight tours of the decorated (and now snowy!) home are offered weekends in December. .
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#sullyhistoricsite #fairfaxparks #christmas #christmastree #ohchristmastree #fairfax #fairfaxhistory #virginiahistory #historic #candlelight
“Virginia’s Behalf Alone,” by Henry Kidd, is framed. I hope this does your late husband proud, Ms. Bonnie Johnson. Again, you have my sincerest thanks for this most wonderful gift. #virginiasbehalfalone #henryekidd #henrykidd #robertelee #robertlee #generalrobertelee #generalrobertlee #generallee #april231861 #virginiastatecapitol #americancivilwar #uscivilwar #virginiahistory
We are still accepting reservations for the popular Candlelight Christmas Progressive Tours! See the beautiful decorations at Shirley, Berkeley and Edgewood Plantations all in the same afternoon for $44 per person. 
For tickets, visit www.shirleyplantation.com, select SHOP then scroll down to the progressive tours section. There is still space left on December 26th and 28th but act quickly as they will fill up fast! #guidedtour #christmastours #candlelighttours #rva #loveva #virginiahistory #williamsburgva #richmondva
We are still accepting reservations for the popular Candlelight Christmas Progressive Tours! See the beautiful decorations at Shirley, Berkeley and Edgewood Plantations all in the same afternoon for $44 per person. For tickets, visit www.shirleyplantation.com, select SHOP then scroll down to the progressive tours section. There is still space left on December 26th and 28th but act quickly as they will fill up fast! #guidedtour  #christmastours  #candlelighttours  #rva  #loveva  #virginiahistory  #williamsburgva  #richmondva 
This rustic box filled with greens and Magnolia cones is on our fireplace hearth this Christmas season.  Do you see George Washington to the left of the box?  He's actually meant to be a fireplace andiron and his mate is just out of the picture to the right of the box.  We found these in an antique shop in Charlottesville and @black_n_tan_mutt had to have them.  A friend remembers his parents having these in their fireplace when he was growing up. ⠀
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#virginiasweetpea #vintage #vintagedecor #vintagechristmas #antiques #georgewashington #welovehistory #virginia #virginiahistory
This rustic box filled with greens and Magnolia cones is on our fireplace hearth this Christmas season. Do you see George Washington to the left of the box? He's actually meant to be a fireplace andiron and his mate is just out of the picture to the right of the box. We found these in an antique shop in Charlottesville and @black_n_tan_mutt had to have them. A friend remembers his parents having these in their fireplace when he was growing up. ⠀ ⠀ #virginiasweetpea  #vintage  #vintagedecor  #vintagechristmas  #antiques  #georgewashington  #welovehistory  #virginia  #virginiahistory 
This is the grave of Judith Henry, a civilian killed during the First Battle of Manassas. Judith's home was totally destroyed as the battle raged up Henry Hill, and was one of the first civilian casualties of the war. http://ow.ly/zMz030h4Hwy
This is the grave of Judith Henry, a civilian killed during the First Battle of Manassas. Judith's home was totally destroyed as the battle raged up Henry Hill, and was one of the first civilian casualties of the war. http://ow.ly/zMz030h4Hwy
Mr. Irving Peddrew III was the first African American student to attend Virginia Tech in 1952. His strong upbringing gave him the confidence and courage to be a groundbreaker. His mother was a NASA-Langley human computer and his father studied at Hampton University. They encouraged him to excel, Peddrew recalled in a recent Round Robin interview. Eventually after so much pressure, Mr. Peddrew left Virginia Tech after three years and completed his electrical engineering studies in California, where he says he felt more acceptance. Stay tuned for the full interview airing in January.
Mr. Irving Peddrew III was the first African American student to attend Virginia Tech in 1952. His strong upbringing gave him the confidence and courage to be a groundbreaker. His mother was a NASA-Langley human computer and his father studied at Hampton University. They encouraged him to excel, Peddrew recalled in a recent Round Robin interview. Eventually after so much pressure, Mr. Peddrew left Virginia Tech after three years and completed his electrical engineering studies in California, where he says he felt more acceptance. Stay tuned for the full interview airing in January.
Swipe for more pictures. I was so touched to see the hand carved heart for the departed babe. [German Reformation Church Cemetery] #gravestones #virginiahistory #virginia #cemetery #art #folkart
Happy Throwback Thursday! Here’s the #BroadRun Tollhouse in 1953, which was a favorite place for selling moonshine as drivers had to stop there to pay tolls until 1924. #loudouncounty #northernva #tbt
Happy Throwback Thursday! Here’s the #BroadRun  Tollhouse in 1953, which was a favorite place for selling moonshine as drivers had to stop there to pay tolls until 1924. #loudouncounty  #northernva  #tbt 
Three years later, in 1920, maritime business leaders came together to establish what is today the Virginia Maritime Association in order to promote and grow port industries. This remains our purpose today.

#throwbackthursday #maritimehistory #VAmaritime #VMAhistory #VirginiaHistory #VAhistory #WW1 #VAports #portindustries

A clipping from The Virginian-Pilot.
This room in Appomattox Court House served as a parole printing office where surrendered Confederate soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia received their passes to return home following the Civil War. Tens of thousands of men (including a direct ancestor of the blog's creator) received their papers here. http://ow.ly/akUK30h3b6N
This room in Appomattox Court House served as a parole printing office where surrendered Confederate soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia received their passes to return home following the Civil War. Tens of thousands of men (including a direct ancestor of the blog's creator) received their papers here. http://ow.ly/akUK30h3b6N
A combination of history and architecture shown here. This is a plantation not too far from my home. Many people doubt these 3 small buildings being slave quarters due to their brick structure. Most quarters were built of sticks and mud, or logs with matching chimneys. This Plantation was an exception. Ben Venue was a fifteen-hundred acre plantation established by William V. Fletcher in 1844. The buildings on the Ben Venue plantation were built by master mason James Leake Powers. Another unusual feature is the placement on the property. Within a few hundred feet of the Big House’s front door, whereas most were hidden tucked behind the property. Not really sure why these were built differently than most others... I’d love to find out!
A combination of history and architecture shown here. This is a plantation not too far from my home. Many people doubt these 3 small buildings being slave quarters due to their brick structure. Most quarters were built of sticks and mud, or logs with matching chimneys. This Plantation was an exception. Ben Venue was a fifteen-hundred acre plantation established by William V. Fletcher in 1844. The buildings on the Ben Venue plantation were built by master mason James Leake Powers. Another unusual feature is the placement on the property. Within a few hundred feet of the Big House’s front door, whereas most were hidden tucked behind the property. Not really sure why these were built differently than most others... I’d love to find out!
It’s official! This morning Steven McCullough signed a lease and became the first curator in our new Resident Curator Program. Under the program, a curator lives in a historic Fairfax County property rent-free in exchange for rehabilitating the house and allowing public access. Welcome home, Steven! ow.ly/4YoE30gUruN
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#historicpreservation #freerent #fairfaxcounty #lorton #lortonva #lortonprison #virginiahistory #renovation
Tuscarora (?) Indian Mound, Unmarked Battlefield, Leesburg Virginia 
I fist learned of this mound through an old Loudoun legend.
The story went that there was a great battle here between two Native American tribes, for years following members of those tribes would return to hold ceremonies, leave offerings, and pay respects. Eventually it came down to one lone individual, who came until the late 1800's or early 1900's. 
It was said that if you went on the right evening, as the sun went down you could hear the war cries, songs, and sounds of battle. 
When I started an effort to locate the site, I was delighted to find that Waterford historian and mapmaker Eugene Sheel had done some research of his own. 
As with many old stories, there are different versions, however the mound is there and the stories survive in all their forms. 
Read more here : http://www.loudounhistory.org/history/indian-mounds-loudoun.htm

#nativeamerican #tuscarora #loudoun #loudouncounty #leesburg #leesburgva #heritagephotography #fineartphotography #bnw #monochrome #nativeamericanhistory #history #indian #indianmound #battlefield #tribal #algonquin #nikon #bnwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #loudouncountyphotography #virginia #loudounphotographer #nikkor #americanhistory #archeology #route15 #virginiahistory
Tuscarora (?) Indian Mound, Unmarked Battlefield, Leesburg Virginia I fist learned of this mound through an old Loudoun legend. The story went that there was a great battle here between two Native American tribes, for years following members of those tribes would return to hold ceremonies, leave offerings, and pay respects. Eventually it came down to one lone individual, who came until the late 1800's or early 1900's. It was said that if you went on the right evening, as the sun went down you could hear the war cries, songs, and sounds of battle. When I started an effort to locate the site, I was delighted to find that Waterford historian and mapmaker Eugene Sheel had done some research of his own. As with many old stories, there are different versions, however the mound is there and the stories survive in all their forms. Read more here : http://www.loudounhistory.org/history/indian-mounds-loudoun.htm #nativeamerican  #tuscarora  #loudoun  #loudouncounty  #leesburg  #leesburgva  #heritagephotography  #fineartphotography  #bnw  #monochrome  #nativeamericanhistory  #history  #indian  #indianmound  #battlefield  #tribal  #algonquin  #nikon  #bnwphotography  #blackandwhite  #blackandwhitephotography  #loudouncountyphotography  #virginia  #loudounphotographer  #nikkor  #americanhistory  #archeology  #route15  #virginiahistory 
Meet Senior Sales Manager Casey Watson with @lindenrow! Built in the mid-1800s this Downtown Richmond staple is PERFECT for any sort of event✨ . Read how Casey, who started at Virginia Tech, found her passion in Event Planning 🎀  for Weddings💍 ! Link in Bio
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Meet Senior Sales Manager Casey Watson with @lindenrow! Built in the mid-1800s this Downtown Richmond staple is PERFECT for any sort of event✨ . Read how Casey, who started at Virginia Tech, found her passion in Event Planning 🎀 for Weddings💍 ! Link in Bio • • • 📷: @sterlinglifephoto
Classic Dovecote designed by Thomas Jefferson for Monticello but never built......constructed from original plans with permission at 
Rosehill Plantation....Virginia 
#virginiaisforlovers #virginiahistory #virginia #rosehillplantationva #thomasjefferson #dovecote ##dove #historylover #architecture #architecturehistory #classic
It's so quiet at Henricus today, you can actually hear the leaves hit the ground as they fall. 🍁🍃🍂
#17thcentury #1611 #virginiahistory #fallday #autumnday #allquiet #henricushistoricalpark #henricus #fallingleaves🍃🍁 #nowimhungry😒
Heart Detail -- Fireplace -- Mary Ball Washington Museum - 
Lancaster County VA - Northern Neck 
#maryballwashingtonmuseumandlibrary #lancastercountyva #lancasterva #history #antiques #hearts #virginiaisforlovers #northernneck #virginia #tidewater #iloveva #valove #virginiahistory #ilovehistory #lovehistory #architecturaldetail #folkart
Scene at the Old German Reformation Church cemetery. #cemetery #virginiahistory #virginia #gravestones  #ravens
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1905

@richmond_cathedral
*Photo via their Facebook page

#virginia #historygeek
#history #cathedral #catholic #catholicchurch #Richmond #virginiahistory #historynerd
Gift possibilities!  If you’ve been on our Signature Ride or Jamestown Island Ride you’ll recognize stories that are woven throughout this beautifully written book. Recognizing the contributions of the three cultures, each largely unknown one to the other, that first came together on the banks of the James River, Richmond native Bob Deans weaves us into the fabric of this national journey we share.  Wonderful gift for the history lovers, the James River lovers, the Virginia lovers on your list, or really any lover of our shared journey that, he reminds us, continues to unfold.  Available on our website - and we have a few signed copies! .
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#theriverwhereamericabegan #connectwithhistory #signatureride #jamestownislandride #jamestown #richmond #basketandbike #basketbikeshop #jamesriver #jamesriverhistory #rva #richmondhistory #ushistory #virginiahistory #threecultures #threeculturesintoone #epluribusunum #biketours @visitvirginia @jravirginia @capitaltreesrva @vcuricerivers @bridgeparkrva @vahistorical @agecrofthallgardens @tredegarsociety @acwmuseum @thevalentinerva @uppershirley @williamsburgwinery @visitwilliamsburg @visitrichmondva @berkeleyplantation @afishindc @historyisfunorg
Gift possibilities! If you’ve been on our Signature Ride or Jamestown Island Ride you’ll recognize stories that are woven throughout this beautifully written book. Recognizing the contributions of the three cultures, each largely unknown one to the other, that first came together on the banks of the James River, Richmond native Bob Deans weaves us into the fabric of this national journey we share. Wonderful gift for the history lovers, the James River lovers, the Virginia lovers on your list, or really any lover of our shared journey that, he reminds us, continues to unfold. Available on our website - and we have a few signed copies! . . . . . . #theriverwhereamericabegan  #connectwithhistory  #signatureride  #jamestownislandride  #jamestown  #richmond  #basketandbike  #basketbikeshop  #jamesriver  #jamesriverhistory  #rva  #richmondhistory  #ushistory  #virginiahistory  #threecultures  #threeculturesintoone  #epluribusunum  #biketours  @visitvirginia @jravirginia @capitaltreesrva @vcuricerivers @bridgeparkrva @vahistorical @agecrofthallgardens @tredegarsociety @acwmuseum @thevalentinerva @uppershirley @williamsburgwinery @visitwilliamsburg @visitrichmondva @berkeleyplantation @afishindc @historyisfunorg
This is the Wren Building at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Built by the same architect responsible for St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Sir Christopher Wren, this structure is the oldest continually used academic building in the New World. It has been in use since 1695. http://ow.ly/PWOL30gWBZp
This is the Wren Building at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Built by the same architect responsible for St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Sir Christopher Wren, this structure is the oldest continually used academic building in the New World. It has been in use since 1695. http://ow.ly/PWOL30gWBZp
Workday Chores:  Firewood is essential to any 18th century farm. While splitting firewood is a yearly chore, the close of the harvest season means the farmers have more time to split firewood for the winter.
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#visit1771 #historicalinterpretation #farmlife #colonialfarm #18thcentury #historical #farm #claudemoorecolonialfarm #virginiahistory #virginia #fairfaxvirginia
I am only in the preface of this amazing book, and already major points are being brought. The lies are being brought forth. #eumelanin #africanamericansarentafrican #indigenous #1682 #virginiahistory #pocahontas 
Pt. 2
I am only in the preface of this amazing book, and already major points are being brought. The lies are being brought forth. #eumelanin #africanamericansarentafrican #indigenous #1682 #virginiahistory #pocahontas 
Pt. 1
Found a civil war button on the bank of the Potomac yesterday. I was lookin for a heart shaped rock. This will do though. The pic doesn’t show all the detail very well. #virginia #virginiahistory #
Found a civil war button on the bank of the Potomac yesterday. I was lookin for a heart shaped rock. This will do though. The pic doesn’t show all the detail very well. #virginia  #virginiahistory  #
This is Henry Hill at Manassas National Battlefield, where Stonewall Jackson earned his famous nickname. Manassas was both the first large-scale battle of the American Civil War, and the largest battle in American History to that date. http://ow.ly/RqGL30gV3yu
This is Henry Hill at Manassas National Battlefield, where Stonewall Jackson earned his famous nickname. Manassas was both the first large-scale battle of the American Civil War, and the largest battle in American History to that date. http://ow.ly/RqGL30gV3yu
Never before seen, rendering of this beautiful building: “Winter Glow on the Colonnade” available on archival paper and canvas Giclee at the Washington and Lee University Store. Limited supplies ready to pick up or ship.
Never before seen, rendering of this beautiful building: “Winter Glow on the Colonnade” available on archival paper and canvas Giclee at the Washington and Lee University Store. Limited supplies ready to pick up or ship.
One of the reasons our old barns will eventually be falling down:  Beautiful stone foundations, crafted by strong, hard working people at least a century ago, are subject to pressure from the earth they hold back on the upper side of bank barns. For those of you who don’t know, a bank barn has two levels, and is often built on a slope. The upper story, for storage of hay and grains opens on to the upper ground level, and the lower story, used to house and feed animals, open in the back, also to ground level. This is the typical bank barn of Pennsylvania Germanic origin that we have in Shenandoah County. The barns tell the story of families who literally carved out an existence starting in the 1700s. Many of these families are still here. Part of our heritage is disappearing. History is important for sense of self, pride in the humble, independent, and persistent endeavors of our those who are responsible for our existence.
One of the reasons our old barns will eventually be falling down: Beautiful stone foundations, crafted by strong, hard working people at least a century ago, are subject to pressure from the earth they hold back on the upper side of bank barns. For those of you who don’t know, a bank barn has two levels, and is often built on a slope. The upper story, for storage of hay and grains opens on to the upper ground level, and the lower story, used to house and feed animals, open in the back, also to ground level. This is the typical bank barn of Pennsylvania Germanic origin that we have in Shenandoah County. The barns tell the story of families who literally carved out an existence starting in the 1700s. Many of these families are still here. Part of our heritage is disappearing. History is important for sense of self, pride in the humble, independent, and persistent endeavors of our those who are responsible for our existence.
This is the interior of the 1607 James Fort, the first permanent English outpost in North America. The rediscovery of James Fort during archaeological excavations in 1994 led to the reconstruction of the original palisade. Make sure to visit the place where America was born! http://ow.ly/qqtH30gPP0G
This is the interior of the 1607 James Fort, the first permanent English outpost in North America. The rediscovery of James Fort during archaeological excavations in 1994 led to the reconstruction of the original palisade. Make sure to visit the place where America was born! http://ow.ly/qqtH30gPP0G