Categories

a Random Selection

History Near You

Recent Media

A brown-toned photograph shows a group of men, two with bikes and one holding a child's hand, in front of a sign for the Burkeville train stationWooden blockhouse and surrounding picket fence at Fort MeigsMarble sculpture of the figure of the dying Shawnee chief Tecumseh, as he clutches his long tomahawkColonial-era workers, both male and female, harvest tobacco leaves from the field, as a large sailing vessel sits in a waterway in the distanceSeventeenth-century engraving showing a series of scenes in a week of marriageColonial-era women being gently escorted off a rowboat onto the shores of Jamestown, as a large sailing vessel can be seen in the distanceTwo naked mythical figures embracing on the edge of a pool of waterSpanish commanders in the foreground plan a defense of Cadiz as a hundred English ships adavance upon the port cityLarge brick Federal-style mansion with a two-story colonnaded entryway

Recent Posts

In the Media

East County Magazine featured Indentured Servants in Colonial Virginia in The U.S. Supreme Court’s Impending Reversal of Roe v. Wade
Dallas Weekly featured United Daughters of the Confederacy in Texas’ Education System: How It Keeps You In The Dark

On This Day

In Virginia History
in
Patrick Henry is elected to the House of Burgesses from Louisa County. Learn More
in
Sanford M. Dodge serves as a Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention, in Chicago. Learn More

History A-Z

Random Entry

Elizabeth L. Van Lew (1818–1900)

Elizabeth Van Lew was a Richmond Unionist and abolitionist who spied for the United States government during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Leading a network of a dozen or so white and African American...

Sponsors  |  View all