a Random Selection

History Near You

Recent Media

Recent Posts

Recent Podcast

A Poet on Pierce Street

In Season 3, Episode 6, of Not Even Past, host Brendan Wolfe travels to...

On This Day

In Virginia History
Horace B. Burnham, Orloff Mather Dorman, and Westel Willoughby, judges of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, meet for the first time and adopt... Learn More
In a letter to William DuVal, Thomas Jefferson continues a conversation on the death by probable poisoning of his former teacher, George Wythe.

History A-Z

Random Entry

Custis, John Parke (1754–1781)

John Parke Custis was a planter and member of the House of Delegates (1778–1781). After the death of his father, Daniel Parke Custis, his mother, Martha Dandridge Custis, married George Washington and moved the...

Sponsors  |  View all