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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.

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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.

You can’t believe everything you read on the internet, but I’m relatively certain this phenomenon was directly caused by joestanley, cat, andersn, turner, and Alex moving from Richmond to NY and taking all their deep sadness with them. It may or may not have been exacerbated by the unhappiness they feel about their lack of access to good fried chicken. Sorry NY!

:)

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rocketwerks:

Wickham House
1015 East Clay Street.  1812.
National Register of Historic Places, VDHR No. 127-0020

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Built the year Napoleon invaded Russia. Architect unknown, but long thought to be designed by Robert Mills, architect of Monumental Church [HOR].

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This is one of my favorite houses in Richmond, and it blows most other local examples of Federal architecture out of the water. I’d buy it and live in it myself of course, if it weren’t part of the Valentine Richmond History Center. If you haven’t toured it, you’re living a lie and need to rectify that immediately.