BackStory Helps Kick Off Human/Ties
"Doubting Democracy?" Featuring VFH’s BackStory with the American History Guys to Help Kick Off Human/Ties Celebration on September 14
“Doubting Democracy?” Featuring VFH’s BackStory with the American History Guys to Help Kick Off Human/Ties Celebration on September 14
The former Dan River Fabrics building in Danville. Installation of the “Home” sign was a community event sponsored by the History United Project and the Danville Historical Society in 2016. Photo courtesy of Mark Aron and the Danville Regional Foundation.
With major funding from the Danville Regional Foundation, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has launched a three-year project using local history to create a stronger future for the Danville region.
Thomas Jefferson portrait by George Catlin, after a painting by Thomas Sully. Courtesy Library of Virginia.
Jefferson — Finally
We catch up with Brendan Wolfe, managing editor of Encyclopedia Virginia following their recent publication of an entry on Thomas Jefferson.
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.