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Articles with keyword "Virginia"


From Skyscrapers to Barns and Everything in Between

A new book roves through four centuries of Virginia's architecture.


On the Trail

African American history is interpreted in a tour of some of Virginia's oldest churches and schools that played a vital role in integration.


Strangers in Strange Lands

A Virginia lieutenant takes Cherokee chiefs to meet King George III.


Keeping Connected

State humanities councils take to the airwaves to tell their stories.

Captain John Smith by Simon de Passe, seventeenth century


Soldier of Fortune: John Smith before Jamestown

Smith's experiences as a pirate, mercenary, and Turkish slave prepare him to survive in the New World.


Firsthand Accounts

A Web site offers manuscripts, maps, and sketches from early Virginia.


Uncovering Powhatan’s Empire

Excavations reveal the site where John Smith and Chief Powhatan first meet.


Freedom Through Conversion

Conflict Endured during Colonial Period in Virginia over Morality of Christians Enslaving Other Christians

Sixth-grade Civil War reenactors


The Civil War to a Seventh Grader

Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.