The French Education of Martha Jefferson Randolph
VFH Fellow Catherine Kerrison argues that Martha Jefferson Randolph’s French education significantly influenced her ideas about female education and female identity, which in turn shaped the program of education she created for her daughters.
“Lost Communities of Virginia” Get the Spotlight
VFH grant recipients Terri Fisher and Kristen Sparenborg were recently honored with Preservation Virginia’s 2012 Outstanding Historic Preservation Research Effort Award for their research project aimed at discovering the “lost communities” of Virginia.
Historic Markers Commemorate Four Sites of VFH Grants and Fellowship Projects
This past July, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved 13 new commemorative historical markers around the state.VFH has been involved with projects involving four of the newly-recognized sites and people.
Monticello and Garden by Jane Pitford Braddick Peticolas, 1825 (Thomas Jefferson Foundation)
Life and Labor at Monticello
EV editor and blogger Brendan Wolfe shares his insights about a piece in American History magazine where Henry Wiencek turns the idea that Jefferson would have freed his slaves if he could afford it on it’s head.
With Good Reason Wins National Gabriel Award
Charlottesville, VA—The public radio program With Good Reason, produced in Charlottesville, has just been honored with a national Gabriel Award. “The Legacy of Massive Resistance,” won 1st place in the Documentary, local release category. Listen Now The Legacy of Massive Resistance In “The Legacy of Massive Resistance,” With Good Reason brings us the story of […]
Engraving of James Madison done between 1809 and 1817.
Is James Madison Still Speaking to Us About Religious Freedom?
James Madison is central to the religious liberty that we enjoy. It was Madison who drafted the language in Article 16 of the Virginia Declaration of Rights insisting that “all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion,” arguably the first written, legal guarantee of religious freedom.
New Digital Archive Will Preserve Historic Images, Documents of Virginia Indian Tribes, Thanks to Gift from Dominion
Charlottesville, VA: The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) will receive a grant of $150,000 from the energy company, Dominion Resources, to build the Commonwealth’s only online historical and cultural archive about Virginia’s Indian communities. The grant matches an additional award from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of $75,000. Virginia Indian Heritage Online will be […]