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Put down your cellphone, lace up your walking shoes and grab your library card. The trails are waiting. more

Aug 4, 2016 2:00 PM Recreation

Richmond wanted change — but not so much more

Jun 22, 2016 2:15 PM History

Back in November 1999, Richmond magazine put together a collection of essays for its "100 Years of Richmond" as an acknowledgment of the 20th century's end. Earl Hamner Jr. wrote a little something for us. more

Mar 25, 2016 3:34 PM Arts

For Richmond’s art spaces, necessity is the mother of innovation more

Mar 13, 2016 3:15 AM Arts 1 Comments

The roots and rise of gospel music in Richmond more

Jan 18, 2016 12:27 PM Features 2 Comments

Nathan Vernon Madison started out researching text for interpretive signs at the Tredegar Iron Works site. What he found was a rich history of men and machines pitted against nature, war, economic vagaries and the bonds of families. more

Dec 16, 2015 3:05 PM Arts

Reconstruction in Richmond advanced political and educational changes for blacks through the 1890s, but many of those gains evaporated as the federal government looked the other way more

Nov 9, 2015 12:39 PM Features

Emancipation was not a magic wand. Enormous resistance greeted the incorporation of African-Americans into the national structure — in particular, its educational system. A new exhibit at the Library of Virginia explores this period in history. more

Jul 1, 2015 12:15 PM Arts


Library of Congress archives

A preview events around town that guide us through the seminal moments of the war’s conclusion — exploring our shared history and what it means to us as Richmonders and as a nation. more

Mar 30, 2015 10:30 AM Features

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