Tag Archives: vacation

Waterford Fair

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Take a look at the soldier in the center of the picture below.  See anything unusual? “He” is a she. An article in the magazine of the National Archives says that approximately 750 women took part in the Civil War, disguised … Continue reading

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Sunny London Town

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In 1823, Anne Arundel County moved its almshouse from downtown Annapolis to site on the South River about eight miles south of town.  On the site there already existed a large Georgian house, built between 1758 and 1764 by businessman William … Continue reading

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Godiah Spray

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A costumed interpreter greeted us at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, our final stop at the Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) complex.  “Good afternoon.  I’m William, one of Master Spray’s indentured servants.”  He was the only St. Mary’s interpreter to … 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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Yes, Another Plantation

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If I were to write a History Tourist romance novel, it might go something like this:  A beautiful foreign traveler tours a historic southern plantation.  She falls in love with the tour guide and he with her.  The tour guide turns out to be none … 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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