Tag Archives: history travel

We’re #4

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The site where the Ark and the Dove landed, in 1634, belonged to the Yaocomico people.  “…[I]n order to avoid every appearance of injustice and afford opportunity for hostility,” wrote a Jesuit priest who traveled on the Ark, “we bought from … Continue reading

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Seeking Mary Jennings

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An interpreter sat near the bow of the Maryland Dove, a recreation of a 17th century trading ship moored at Historic St. Mary’s City museum. She was a young woman – probably a student from St. Mary’s College, next door … Continue reading

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Bipolar Linden Row

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We recognized the row of Greek Revivial houses that made up the Linden Row Inn in downtown Richmond, Virginia, even without the big “Linden Row” flag hanging on the portico of one.  What we couldn’t figure out was the location … Continue reading

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Rule Britannia, Y’All

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The Virginia upper class of the early 20th century had a thing about England.  It had to do, according to Agecroft Hall’s application to the National Register of Historic Places, with industrialization and the perceived threat that the influx of central and … Continue reading

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The Virginia Executive Mansion

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I had read that getting into the Virginia Executive Mansion, official home to Virginia’s governor, was a little tricky. It is, ostensibly, open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 to 2. But that schedule is subject to mansion events.  More than … Continue reading

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Are you Pocahantas?

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In the early 1990s, Disney announced plans for a new theme park based on American history, to be built in the Virginia suburbs of DC.  The (very rich and powerful) locals fought against it – for many reasons including the feeling that Disney would … Continue reading

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Clifton Inn

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It must have been hard being Thomas Jefferson’s son-in-law. You might have been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, a U.S. congressman and governor of Virginia but history books will always start your entry with “…married to Thomas … Continue reading

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