Arts & Culture

Weddings & Dollars
7:04 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Size Does Matter... When It Comes to Weddings!

The National Marriage Project is out with new and surprising findings.  In a study of more than 400 couples, UVA social scientists concluded the size of your wedding matters.   

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Part 3 of 3
6:09 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Beer Buzz: A Look at "From Grain to Growler"

As Virginia Craft Beer Month continues, plans are also underway for this weekend’s third annual Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest in Nelson County. This week, we’ve been talking about some of the regulatory challenges of opening a micro-brew in the state… and today, we look at a new documentary highlighting the state’s brew culture.

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Voting Ends Saturday
12:32 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

VA's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Kegley Family Buggy, 1900
Credit Historical Society of Western Virginia

Public online voting ends Saturday, to make a pick for some of the unique relics vying for the title of Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.

The program is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums—and  while a designation doesn’t come with any award money, officials say it has helped in fundraising efforts and applying for grants.

Just a few of the items among the nominees: a tombstone of the founder of Virginia Tech, regalia of the Pamunkey Indian Trip, a 1930s German Box Car, a D-Day landing map….and a 1905 Steinway piano.

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Beyond the History Books
3:38 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Stories from the Cemeteries

Shockoe Hill Cemetery

This fall, plenty of professors will be sending their students to the library, but one faculty member plans to send his kids into the cemeteries of Richmond to learn more about the city’s past.   He’s sharing the information with the public through a website and podcasts.

Millions of people have lived and died in Richmond, but Virginia’s history books tell few of their names and stories.  

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Arts & Culture
4:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

New Book Details the History of the Blue Ridge Tunnel

Plans are in the works to turn the Blue Ridge Tunnel in Central Virginia into a pedestrian trail, and a new book might just help that effort.  Beverly Amsler spoke with author Mary Lyons about her new book, "The Blue Ridge Tunnel".

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