At theVirginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, an exhibit called “Posing Beauty” is in its final week.The show features a piece by an African American depicting the confederate and American flags woven in African hair.
Thomas Jefferson is well known as the author of the Declaration of Independence and as this country’s third president, but a new book shows him in another important role, as a geographer.
In the age of GPS, few of us give much thought to maps, but in Thomas Jefferson’s time, they were rarely used to find your way. More likely, you’d have a series of written directions describing landmarks where you should turn or go straight. But Thomas Jefferson knew that nations vying to control North America needed accurate, way-finding maps.
An apparent Paleo-Indian ritual site found in Virginia may pre-date Stonehenge by 50 centuries...and a perplexing question about Williamsburg's unemployment rate has been answered by a pair of college students.
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