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Saturday at Salubria

The name Salubria, comes from the Latin word for healthful, “salubrious.” When you step in the mansion and feel the cool spring breeze blowing through the slightly offset north and south entrances, you can feel why the mansion earned its name. 932 more words


The Mother of Our Country

We all know about George Washington or think we do.  He is viewed as a magnificent warrior who was above politics, however he tacitly supported Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and others in their view that a strong federal government was necessary to the long life of this little republic of ours.   150 more words

George Washington

Crash Course: Little Known History - Funeral Honors Former Slave

Appomattox, Virginia — A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds’ master’s cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. 561 more words

To Be a Virginian

“To be a Virginian either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one’s Mother’s side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction from Above.” 1,567 more words

Family & Roots

The Silent Bricks.... of Lexington

I’ll preface this by saying that in all the years I lived away from here, there was probably never a day I didn’t think at some point of the brick sidewalks of my hometown. 384 more words

Inner Ear

HistoryMobile Rolling into Historic Downtown Suffolk

Press Release from the City of Suffolk Division of Tourism


SUFFOLK, VA (March 3, 2015) History is on the move in Virginia as the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile rolls into Suffolk for a two day visit on Friday, March 13th, and Saturday, March 14th, from 10:00 a.m. 630 more words

War Between The States

Where's Felicity?: What's Not in a Name in Colonial Virginia

Every so often, a historian gets an intellectual itch that needs to be scratched, an irksome question that just won’t go away, so off to the side goes the current project until something of an answer might be found to temporarily satisfy the curiosity.   744 more words