A cargo of horses leaves a transport ship at St. Nazaire. Nearly 50,000 American horses left from Newport News. - Courtesy of the Quartermaster Museum
Remembering the Forgotten War
While researching and cataloging the many World War I memorials throughout Virginia, VFH fellow Lynn Rainville became fascinated with the extensive, and little explored, role that Virginia played in the Great War.
VFH Announces 2016-2017 Residential Fellowships and Upcoming Fellows Talks
Charlottesville, VA—Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces fourteen humanities scholars in residence during the 2016-2017 year. The Fellows, their affiliations, and projects are as follows. VFH 2016-2017 Residential Fellows Frank Brannon – Independent author, SpeakEasy Press, Charlottesville Will It Survive? A History of Cherokee Printing John Frank Brannon Jr. has been working with the […]
White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia
Kiki Petrosino, poet, VFH Residential Fellow, and Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisville, will introduce poems from her latest book-in-progress. With White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia Petrosino contemplates what it means to be a mixed-race Virginian in light of the region’s fraught racial history. Inspired by research into her enslaved ancestors’ […]
A postcard to a Fluvanna County soldier serving in France - Fluvanna Historical Society
Virginia’s Surprising Roles in the Great War
Ever since Sweet Briar College research professor Lynn Rainville began researching Virginia’s WWI memorials, she has been uncovering fascinating stories about those who served and the way we honor them— including a perception that the nation’s “Great War” has too often been forgotten in our collective memories. Join us for a free, public discussion with Lynn Rainville about her work.
Danville Protests - Courtesy of The Danville Register & Bee
Bearing Witness to the Danville Civil Rights Protests of 1963
An exhibit on the 1963 Danville Civil Rights protests has been twenty years in the making. See it in Charlotttesville through 4/30.
A runaway slave advertisement from Virginia, 1758. Courtesy of Library of Virginia
An Interview with Greg O’Malley
VFH Fellow Greg O’Malley shares the story of a Virginia-born slave whose tale of escape is an epic odyssey that even Homer would find incredible.