When visitors see Martha’s famous Christmas cake on the dining room table, it is Thompson who supplies the recipe.For the last three years, winter visitors have delighted in “George Washington’s camel,” thanks to Thompson.But they had faith that one day they would live as free people, “and if they didn’t see it their children would,” Lauranett Lee, curator of African-American history for the Virginia Historical Society, told a group gathered one Sunday evening at St. Lee noted that her talk was on the 225th anniversary of Virginia’s religious-freedom statute, “the most radical result of the American Revolution.” RTD Virginia Randolph Museum, Henrico Co.: : The Henrico County Board of Supervisors plans to preserve the historic property.Virginia Randolph, a pioneer educator who worked in Henrico County for 57 years, was a daughter of slaves.house and make the rest of the property eligible for commercial development.
Bob Mc Donnell said last month in announcing a budget amendment that would transfer the property to the city. John’s Church, Richmond: It took root among a people who were enduring the “horrific experience lived on a daily basis” that was slavery.
Washington Post Arlington Co., Lyon Park: : Residents have been working on the community center’s building plan for more than a year.
It includes new bathrooms, widened doorways and a sunroom, all accessible for people with disabilities. The neighborhood pride is very strong,” said Michael Leventhal, who helped the Lyon Park residents work historic preservation of the old building into their renovation plans.
Working slowly and carefully, they stripped off more than two tons of encrustation and gradually revealed the details of a naval milestone that had not been seen since the historic Union ironclad sank in December 1862. Times Eastville, Northampton Co.: : The Northampton Branch Preservation Virginia has established a fund to raise 9,000 for the preservation of the 18 jails on Eastville’s Court Green. Delmarva Now Hog Island, Eastern Shore: : Elizabeth Kostelny, PV’s executive director describes the temporary closure as “a fulfillment of our role as steward of such a unique site, a rare surviving example of Jacobean architecture in America.” “Our vision is to create at Bacon’s Castle a distinct heritage tourism destination and a community asset as a place where residents and visitors alike come to learn and reflect.” Bacon’s Castle dates from 1665.
“This is a technological marvel,” said conservation project manager Dave Krop. Daily Press / Virginia Gazette Jamestown: : The white clay pipes—actually, castoffs likely rejected during manufacturing—were crafted between 16 and bear the names of English politicians, social leaders, explorers, officers of the Virginia Company that financed the settlement and governors of the Virginia colony.