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  • Capitol Building prior to the addition of the two wings
    This Day in Richmond History: April 27, 1870
    On this day in 1870, the "Capitol Disaster" occurred at the Richmond Capitol Building.Following the end of the Civil War in 1865, Virginia was under military rule for almost five years. Political positions were filled by the military...
  • Elizabeth Van Lew
    Crazy Bet’s espionage antics
    Born into a prominent Richmond, Virginia family, Elizabeth Van Lew arrived on October 17, 1818. Her father, John Van Lew, moved to Richmond when he was 26. Partnering with the Adams family, he established a commercial farm, which later failed...
  • Richmond ruins
    Early Occupation of Richmond by Union Troops
    A representative of the United States Sanitary Commission recorded his first impressions of the occupation of entry as he talked about the Union occupation of Confederate Jefferson Davis’ house and such: “The citizens were out in...
  • The Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K details
    The Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K details
    Tomorrow, beginning at 8:30 am, runners and walkers will take over the streets of Richmond. The annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K marathon will be underway! If you missed the deadline to register online, you can still participate! Walk-up...
  • Jekiri/McClellan
    Huge comeback sends Miami Hurricanes into NIT semifinals for first time
    What was shaping up as one of the most embarrassing losses of the college basketball season instead became one of the most dramatic comeback victories of the season for the University of Miami Tuesday night.Down 18 points with under 17 minutes...
  • Larranaga lane
    Shorter shot clock not the answer to more scoring, says Miami’s Larranaga
    Games in the National Invitation Tournament are being played with a 30-second shot clock instead of the usual 35 to see if that will help jumpstart college basketball’s sagging offenses, the reasoning being that a shorter shot clock will...
  • Virginia House, Richmond, VA
    Enjoy a free weekend of Richmond Virginia History: Time Travelers Weekend
    This weekend, some of Richmond’s beloved historic homes and museums are offering the chance for you to tour them for free. In conjunction with Maymont and Preservation Virginia, you can enjoy “Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond...
  • Bellevue Elementary School, Richmond VA
    Bellevue Elementary School – On former site of Van Lew Mansion, Richmond, VA
    Standing in one of Richmond’s most renowned spots is the Bellevue Elementary School. Located in the St. Johns Church Historic District (of Church Hill) at 2301 East Grace Street, the school also houses a museum recognizing the site’s...
  • USCT reenactor
    Richmond Prisons held Three Hundred United States Colored Troop POWs
    Researchers studying the United States Colored Troops who were held in the fifty plus Confederate prisons have found the names of three hundred who were incarcerated in one or more of the twenty-three prisons in Richmond, Virginia.Early in the...
  • Virginia Wine Expo Walk-Around Grand Tastings
    Virginia pairs with South Africa for 2015 Virginia Wine Expo
    South Africa will be the guest region for the 8th annual Virginia Wine Expo's Walk-Around Grand Tastings, and attendees will have the opportunity to experience many of Virginia's wines and various wines from South Africa. The tastings will...
  • Jefferson Davis
    Dark Day in the South
    Growing up on a farm in Kentucky, Jefferson Davis was the youngest of 10 children and raised in a family filled with Revolutionary War patriots. Three of his older brothers had taken up arms during the War of 1812, with two under the command of...
  • Old Pompey, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA
    Christmas alligators at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA
    Very well, I'm stretching a Jefferson Hotel legend, but the alligators must have enjoyed the Christmas decorations. At the turn of the 20th century, Richmond's elegant Jefferson Hotel used to stock live alligators in the fountain of the...
  • Gardenfest of Lights
    It's Christmas at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    One of Richmond, Virginia's greatest traditions of the Christmas season opened today. The Dominion Gardenfest of Lights, according to WTVR.com.. is celebrating 120 years of history this year. From the inception of the "Wheel Club,"...
  • Chevron fined $329,700 by ARB for sales of illegal gasoline
    Chevron fined $329,700 by ARB for sales of illegal gasoline
    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced today that Chevron Corp. has been fined $329,700 for the sale of illegally reformulated gasoline at its Montebello and Richmond, California terminals. The violations were for exceeding the...
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    Stone Brewing Company picks Richmond for East Coast location
    The long wait for the location for Stone Brewing Company’s East Coast location is over. After spending months poring over hundreds of competing proposals from 20 different states, Stone pared the list down to three finalists: Columbus, Ohio,...
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