The Alternative Museum Establishment →
museumstudies: museumsandstuff: “Highlights from an ongoing series of exclusive interviews exploring innovative museum practice where Gregory Chamberlain talks to alternative museum thinkers about their work and the future of museums. Full list of interviews in the ‘Alternative Museum Establishment’ series published in issues 09 and 10 of Museum/iD magazine: • Nina Simon, Museum of Art &...
Chincoteague Historic Home Gets Recognized as... →
Link of the day, the Captain Timothy Hill House, thought to be built in 1800, the oldest known on the island, is now on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Check out a video on the project by clicking the link.
Menokin Makeover →
On its face, it was hardly a titillating topic to kick off Architecture Week, sponsored by the Richmond chapter of the American Institute of Architects. A capacity crowd of 180 folks fill the Virginia Historical Society auditorium April 9 to hear about a ruin. Not just any ruin, if the truth be told, but an inglorious old heap of stones on the Northern Neck called Menokin. From 1769 to 1797, it...
Register Now for May 18-19 Workshop on the Eastern... →
The two-day workshop, offered in partnership with Preservation Virginia, will be held May 18 and 19. The first day’s presentations will cover topics ranging from funerary symbolism to training in the appropriate care and maintenance of grave yards, to genealogy, mortuary archaeology, and Virginia burial law. The second day will feature on-location training sessions at Christ Episcopal...
Endangered Spaces List →
Cool blog! Just in time for our 2012 Most Endangered Historic Sites announcement on May 7th
Jamestown looks at Civil War digs →
Archaeology this summer at Historic Jamestowne will fast forward to explore the Civil War fort and bomb shelter on the island. Archaeologists will also explore a possible site of barracks for common soldiers near the east palisade. With next month’s 150th commemoration of the Battle of Williamsburg, archaeologists will continue work on the bomb-proof room, part of Fort Pocahontas, the Civil War...
Map of Richmond (1895)
fanrva: Original Article
The 50 Most Amazing Examples of College... →
Check out all the Virginia schools who made the list!
Guided tour of Richmond (1955)
What an awesome video! Contains clips of a few Preservation Virginia sites. fanrva: Original Article
We Virginians do not go to the storied shrines of the past to do worship but...– (via stricklypeter)
The 20 Best Small Towns in America →
10. Staunton, VA A Shenandoah mix of Confederate relics and Elizabethan theater. Staunton—drop the u to pronounce it like locals—looks west to the Appalachians, east to the Blue Ridge, at the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The town (pop. 23,700) played its role on the early frontier and as a staging center for the Confederate Army, bred America’s 28th president (a highlight of the Woodrow Wilson...
MoOM - Museum of Online Museums →
museumsandstuff: On theMoOM main page you will find the current exhibitions. The main collection is in the center column, divided into three subsections. On the left you’ll find the five current featured exhibitions. The MoOM is updated continuously with major updates coming once each quarter. An archive of previously featured exhibitions is available for browsing.
Group looks at preserving old Va. tobacco barns →
Link of the day, an article about our work on tobacco barns
The streets of old Fulton
chpn: Photographs of old Fulton, first posted in 2010, got passed around again recently prompting a reader to send in this amazing set of undated photos of old Fulton. It’s still difficult to comprehend that an entire neighborhood was completely wiped off of the map. Original Article
West of the Boulevard: Lincoln-signed copy of the... →
wotbn: In conjunction with Richmond’s citywide Civil War & Emancipation Day activities, the Virginia Historical Society will display (for one weekend only!) an original congressional copy of the Thirteenth Amendment Resolution that ended slavery in the United States. The rare document is one of only…
A sad day in Danville, VA “It didn’t take long for word to get around Danville that one of its historical treasures was burning. Neighbors who saw flames at Hylton Hall starting calling friends at 3:45 p.m. Former Dan River Inc. employees and their families stopped outside the taped-off fire line to take photos and reminisce with each other. Smoke blocked the view as fire overtook the entire...
Zhenshchina: Community: Pillows and Blankets and... →
zhenshchina: Last week’s episode of Community featured an epic documentary a la Ken Burns’ Civil Warthat documented the colossal pillow fight between Abed Nadir’s Pillowstown and ex-best friend Troy Barnes’ Blanketsburg. The episode utilized an impressive array of sources that should be of interest to…