If you’re interested in history and have a little spare time, the Library of Virginia wants you! Sandy Hausman reports on a novel project for volunteers.
The Library of Virginia has scanned thousands of handwritten letters, diaries and documents – go to their website and have a look. But you can’t find them through a typical word-search. For that to happen, someone must type their content in the library’s database. So the state has put out a call for help.
Manager Cathy Jordan says there’s no pay for this digital initiative, but volunteers make a priceless discovery.
November 15th, tomorrow, is National Philanthropy Day, as President Ronald Reagan first deemed it back in 1986. It’s a time to recognize those who give and volunteer in our communities.
With that, the story now of a wealthy fan of American history.
While the homes of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are multi-million dollar tourist attractions for Virginia, a $10 million donation now means the managers of James and Dolley Madison’s home, Montpelier, will be stepping up their game as well.
Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to loosen requirements for federal recognition because six Virginia tribes remain locked out.
Six Virginia tribes are recognized by the British government but not U-S officials. That’s why Kaine says the Bureau of Indian Affairs – or B-I-A – needs to revamp criteria in order to secure the benefits of being a Native American tribe for the Virginia tribes.