History

Iran: Tradition and Revolution

Iran, once known as Persia, is an old, old land. Ancient mountain ranges ramble through a landscape that runs out into the Caspian Sea. Tradition-bound, yet at the crossroads of many an expanding empire, Iran has struggled to adapt to changes while maintaining its culture.

In HistoryPoint: Great Lives

The University of Mary Washington Department of History and American Studies presents the "Great Lives" public lecture series each spring semester.

Coming up in March:
March 17 - Clara Barton    
March 19 - Catherine the Great    
March 26 - John James Audubon
March 31 - Mary Todd Lincoln

Find out more! Explore the Central Rappahannock Regional Library collections with our Great Lives Webliographies.

Robert Burns: Scotland's Own Poet

The 25th of January 1759 occasioned Scotland's most famous birthday, when, in a blast of snow and winter winds, Robert Burns was born in a humble cottage in Alloway. That birthday is still celebrated in Scotland, and by Scots and poetry lovers around the world.