History

01/30/2014 - 12:38pm

Travelers who take a turn off of busy Route 1 near Aquia Harbor find themselves viewing a living monument to colonial Virginia's past. Protected from the surrounding sprawl by its location, nestled on a hilltop surrounded by trees, this beautiful church dates to the decades before the Revolutionary War. Its long and sometimes difficult history--preserved in bricks, stone, and written memories, includes tales of preachers, firebrands, soldiers, and star-crossed lovers.

08/07/2009 - 9:45am

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.

08/05/2009 - 4:19pm

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.

08/07/2009 - 9:58am

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.

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