preservationva
minutemanworld:
Old school baby walker. This walker dates to the first half of the 18th century. In the Museum of Childhood.

They have one of these at the John Marshall House, although it’s less ornate. The tour guide said I was one of the only people to correctly guess what it was. My prize for that was the thrill of being the nerdiest history-loving mom in the great state of Virginia.

minutemanworld:

Old school baby walker. This walker dates to the first half of the 18th century. In the Museum of Childhood.

They have one of these at the John Marshall House, although it’s less ornate. The tour guide said I was one of the only people to correctly guess what it was. My prize for that was the thrill of being the nerdiest history-loving mom in the great state of Virginia.

richmondproper
What I found most appealing was the way that the practice of etiquette lets you draw a protective circle around yourself and your emotions. By following the strictures in the book, you could drag yourself through a terrible situation and when it was all over, you could throw your white gloves in the dirty laundry hamper and move on with your life. I figured there was a big world out there and etiquette was going to come in handy along the way.
commongoodrva

commongoodrva:

We’re still in the throes of planning and we have many more details to nail down and announce, but tickets are available now for Common Good RVA 2014! We really hope you’ll join us for this two-part conference exploring how we can work for the common good of Richmond in our everyday lives.


Highlights:

  • Keynote talks by Skye Jethani, Executive Editor of Leadership Journal and author of Futureville.
  • Friday night (the big party): A public exploration of the common good at the Virginia Historical Society, with food trucks, music, video, and a historic perspective on RVA.
  • Saturday (the more conference-y part): A deeper dive into faith, neighborhood, and vocation with local experts, presentations, breakout sessions, and of course, plenty of coffee.

You can get tickets to all or part of the weekend here, and more detailed info is here.