Compendia Virginica

Poe’s famous bird is a grim twist on a Charles Dickens pet. more

Oct 20, 2016 6:00 AM The Daily Post

Appalachian DIY liquor makers feel the heat. more

Sep 21, 2016 6:00 AM Culture

How devoted watermen have rescued some of the Chesapeake Bay’s most storied and historic buyboats. more

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The Swing Mob collective and Virginia’s pioneering hip hop artists. more


The Blue Ridge Palace of Love and Good Vibrations. more


A Langley engineer provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of NASA’s early days. more


Mount Vernon humanizes the father of our country. more


International Harvester founder and Rockbridge County native Cyrus McCormick, Montpelier chatelaine Marion du Pont Scott, and Pulitzer-prize winning writers and editors Virginius Dabney and Douglas Southall Freeman of Richmond left lasting legacies. more

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Courtesy of University of Virginia Library

The yearly Montpelier races are a great time to remember Marion du Pont Scott—the first lady of American turf racing. more


Julie Bryce shares the story of how, 50 years ago, she and her husband, Pete, transformed Bryce Mountain Resort from a summer-only retreat into a four-season destination. more



Jack Betts

The Blue Ridge Parkway’s iconic Mabry Mill came dangerously close to decay and destruction last year, until friends of the popular parkway outpost intervened to save its massive waterwheel. more

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The Big Story

Courtesy of The Smithsonian

In 1903 the Virginian-Pilot newspaper got one of the biggest scoops ever, thanks to the efforts of a 19-year-old cub reporter and a barrel of Lynnhaven oysters. more


Once a vital transportation route between Richmond and the mountainous reaches of western Virginia, the old Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike today roughly follows U.S. 250, U.S. 33 and Route 47, but in some ways is little changed. more


A history of Virginia’s canneries, in labels. more


There’s nothing more fun than a good, old-fashioned, longstanding sports rivalry to get everyone all worked up and angry. A look back at the UVA-Tech rivalry, which was going strong 110 years ago. more

Nov 5, 2015 9:12 AM Travel

Gari Melchers has a faint sign on Interstate 95—but who was he? The story of one of Virginia’s great but largely forgotten artists and the legacy he left the state. more

Nov 5, 2015 9:12 AM Culture

The Northern cardinal looks like a superhero but doesn't venture far. more


Nearly 40 years ago the followers of an obscure spiritual movement made the Shenandoah Valley their home. more


Tales of the Gray Lady and other great Virginia ghosts. more

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Courtesy of U.S. Army

How did a women's finishing school become a center for U.S. code-breaking efforts during World War II? An idyllic tale of espionage. more

Apr 22, 2011 10:39 AM Culture 3 Comments

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