Tag Archives: Richmond

Deals on Virginia History Experiences

Genealogy isn’t my only passion.  I also love finding a good deal.  And since I suggested recently that we all take the time to learn about how our ancestors lived, I thought it would be appropriate to pass along a couple … Continue reading

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Extras Needed for AMC’s New Revolutionary War Drama

Can’t find any Revolutionary War heroes in your family tree?  That’s okay, you can play one on TV! Arvold Casting is holding an open call tomorrow for extras for AMC’s new television series, Turn.  The series, based on the book, Washington’s Spies: The … Continue reading

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Finding Sarah Carney

Sarah Carney is buried next to her son, but you’d never know it.  Her bones are resting beside him under an unmarked patch of grass in the family plot of the Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.  I’d show you a … Continue reading

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Virginia Historical Society Hosts “Stories at the Museum” Tomorrow

About twice a month, the Virginia Historical Society hosts a program for families with younger children called “Stories at the Museum.”  A history-themed book is read to the kiddos and then they get to do some related crafts.  And just like … Continue reading

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History Is a Bore, or Is It?!

So, I have these three lovely daughters.  Two are in elementary school (and the other boasts that it’s her last year of preschool).  The older two are both studying various aspects of Virginia history this year in their respective classes … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs of the Past – Pine Street Barber Shop

As a small business owner myself, I love learning more about the businesses and financial ventures of my ancestors.  From farming the land, to owning the neighborhood restaurant or barbershop, I want to know how they made ends meet. My … Continue reading

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