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.
The Right To Love
Congratulations to all involved in the creation, production, and broadcast of “The Loving Story,” which has received three Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Historical Programming, and Outstanding Editing.
Brogan-style shoes worn by private Page Lapham of 2nd Company,
Washington Artillery of New Orleans.
COURTESY OF THE MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY
Stepping into Myth
One of the most persistent legends surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place 150 years ago, is that it was fought over shoes. Encyclopedia Virginia‘s Brendan Wolfe examines the real reasons behind the battle.