Submitted by dcasuccio on April 19, 2013 - 3:03pm
The week of April 20th through the 27th marks the 80th Historic Garden Week put on by the Garden Club of Virginia. The club exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature, and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage. The headquarters for the Garden Club of Virginia are located right here in Richmond, in the historic Kent-Valentine House on the corner of First and Franklin Streets. During the eight days of Garden Week, the Garden Club gives over 250 home and garden tours statewide. All tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic gardens. The proceeds since the club’s inception in 1929 total over $14.5 million and have restored gardens at more than 50 properties.
Submitted by notsuka on March 29, 2013 - 2:56pm
Anne Bright Holton is the wife of United States Senator and former Governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine. She served as First Lady from 2006 to 2010. Not only was she an Executive Mansion resident as First Lady, but also as a child during her father’s term as Governor from 1970 to 1974.
Submitted by notsuka on March 19, 2013 - 3:36pm
Roxane Gilmore was a very busy First Lady. Not only did she hold the demanding role of First Lady, but she was an established college professor at Randolph-Macon as well. Not to mention, in addition to her busy schedule she had two teenage (at the time) boys and an energetic dog living under the same roof as her too.
Submitted by admin on March 15, 2013 - 11:54pm
The most popular months for weddings are from April to October, and that means that wedding season is right around the corner! The History Center serves as a great location to make your wedding day a historical event whether you are having an indoor or outdoor wedding. We are also home to over 100 wedding dresses.
Submitted by notsuka on March 13, 2013 - 12:59pm
Eddy Dalton was First Lady during the administration of Governor Dalton. As First Lady, Eddy Dalton wrote a cookbook in order to raise money for her project on helping those with mental retardation.
Submitted by notsuka on March 6, 2013 - 6:18pm
As First Lady, Lisa Collis focused on bringing a brighter future to families and children in Virginia. Collis has done a significant amount of work in various efforts to prevent child abuse in the U.S.
Submitted by notsuka on February 28, 2013 - 2:11pm
Maggie L. Walker – a mother, a leader, a civil rights activist, an entrepreneur, a Richmonder.
Submitted by notsuka on February 27, 2013 - 12:33pm
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – a dancer, an entertainer, a star, a Richmonder.
Submitted by admin on February 26, 2013 - 11:39am
Weekend before last, Downton Abbey concluded its third season. The PBS Masterpiece Classic has become widely popular since it first aired in the US in 2011. The show is set in England and follows the fictional Crawley family and its house staff through many happy moments and tribulations from 1912 to 1921. The costume design that features late Edwardian fashion has been highly touted.
Submitted by notsuka on February 23, 2013 - 4:25pm
Arthur Ashe - a professional tennis player, an activist, a Richmonder.