Our Work: Untold Stories

Sep
17

Event

Visions of Race in Early Republic Richmond

Sep 17, 2020

6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

The John Marshall House has brought together area scholars and public historians in a virtual panel discussion to explore how the city of Richmond evolved between 1800 and 1830, and likewise, how Richmond’s free Black and elite white populations developed their own visions for the roles and future of Black people in the city. Moderator: …

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Sep
3

Archaeology at Smith’s Fort

By Sonja Ingram, Preservation Field Services Manager We recovered some interesting finds while recently monitoring for archaeological sites during the installation of a new phone line at Smith’s Fort, including what looks like two post hole features and a possible trash pit. Artifacts found included wine bottle glass, nails, oyster shell, fauna remains, brick and …

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Aug
22

Event

Scotchtown CPRI Reveal

Aug 22, 2020

7:00 pm — 7:45 pm

8:00 pm — 8:45 pm

9:00 pm — 9:45 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015

On Saturday, August 22nd The Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation (CPRI) will present The Scotchtown Reveal for you to judge for yourselves if Scotchtown is haunted.  CPRI- a TAPS research group – has been gathering data and are ready to share their findings. Timed tickets available for August 22nd at: 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. …

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Jun
17

Smith’s Fort: An American Story

By Jennifer Hurst-Wender Just over two miles from the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry sits Smith’s Fort, a story-and-a-half, brick merchant’s home, built for Jacob Faulcon and his family in the mid-18th century. In 1609, Captain John Smith began construction of a fort site on the property. The fort was abandoned a few months later due to what …

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Jun
2

A Statement on the Death of George Floyd and the Impact of History

The national and global responses and outrage to the terrible and tragic events of George Floyd’s killing illuminate the long and violent American history of racism and injustice that began in 1619 with the beginnings of American slavery in Virginia. The study of history and the interpretation of historic places must include new and revised …

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May
7

Event

Treasures of Preservation Virginia

"Treasures of Preservation Virginia"

May 7, 2020

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Direct to your computer, tablet or smart phone!

Our next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 2 p.m.! Treasures of Preservation Virginia Join curator of collections Lea Lane as she discusses some of the most intriguing objects in Preservation Virginia’s collections. These objects range from a poetic love letter etched into a window pane at Bacon’s Castle to a silk judicial …

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May
8

Here’s the ‘Dirt’ at Scotchtown

Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? As noted in this 16th century children’s rhyme, the question of how best to grow healthy and productive gardens was an ever present challenge our forefathers and ancestors faced. Whether by accident or studied practice, many cultures and societies through trial and error learned about the …

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May
1

The Mint Julep: John Marshall Affirmed

Although the Kentucky Derby is postponed, don’t wait to enjoy one of Chief Justice John Marshall’s favorite drinks, the mint julep. Preservation Virginia’s curator of collections (and native Kentuckian) Lea Lane explores how this icy refresher made its way to Richmond and beyond, then shows how you can make one at home using a locally …

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