Mary Miley Theobald

Pamplin Park has two museums, three houses. more


Mount Vernon humanizes the father of our country. more


Cyrus McCormick

Illustration by Tyler Darden,

Lots of people made and sold reapers in the 19th century—but McCormick made his more efficient than anybody’s. By Mary Miley Theobald more


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

Virginia’s All-Time “Top Doc.” more

Jul 23, 2015 4:24 PM Culture


Chris Tyree

18th-century alternatives to sand and sun. more

Aug 25, 2011 10:53 AM Culture


Image courtesy of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia

Three centuries, several farms, one museum more

Jun 1, 2011 10:43 AM Culture

All in the Family

Robb Scharetg

Lineage societies are reputed to be stuffy, shrinking refuges for the few. But, in fact, many are now growing in size, thanks to an Internet-driven rise in genealogical research, and most do charitable work. more

Sep 24, 2010 8:00 AM Culture


Guy Billout

With its $150 million renovation and expansion, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts now has the wherewithal to, as one curator puts it, “surprise people with the treasures on view in their own backyard.” more

Apr 27, 2010 3:35 PM Culture

Marine Museum feat

Courtesy of Jason Knowles/Fentress Bradburn Architects

The National Museum of the Marine Corps shows the Marines'-eye view. more

Feb 5, 2010 9:37 AM Culture

Pre-1863 Virginia map

Courtesy of the Virginia Historical society

John Brown’s raid, 150 years ago, was a practical failure with massive ramifications. It lit the fuse leading to the Civil War, and, as MARY MILEY THEOBALD writes, set in motion the creation of the 35th state, “West, by God, Virginia.” more

Nov 20, 2009 10:05 AM Culture

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