| Feb 3, 2013
Like many other small towns across the rural South, Williamsburg spent most of the late 1800s struggling to recover from the catastrophic effects of the Civil War.
Abandoned by many of its residents after Federal troops occupied the area in May 1862,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Rosanne Cash has earned a reputation for serious -- even weighty -- songwriting. In Williamsburg on Saturday night, the daughter of Johnny Cash performed a set that was loose and joyful -- not pretentious or downcast.
A crowd of about 800 packed the...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:48 AM
ATLANTA - With all of the talk these days of liberty and citizenship, of who is a patriot and who is not, the new exhibit at the Atlanta History Center is something to consider.
"Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: How the Word Is Passed Down" opens...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Hardly a month goes by that The Sun does not further document how Chesapeake Bay pollution is eroding the livelihoods of our watermen.
In a cynical moment, I once wrote in my book, "Bay Country," of a day when "we will memorialize the vanished...
| Feb 24, 2013
Even before they opened Colonial Williamsburg's first exhibition buildings, the pioneering stewards of the Historic Area recognized the importance of music in recreating the look, sound and feel of 18th-century life in an Anglo-American setting.
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering Virginia residents a discount on annual passes.
Through May 31, Virginia residents can pay the price of a single-day admission ticket and return for the rest of the year free.
The "Salute to Virginia" offer represents...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) met on March 20 in Washington D.C. with a group of 70 seventh- and eighth-grade students and their chaperons from Glendale's Toll Middle School.
The students were visiting during their spring break, and Schiff took time to...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 5:48 PM
For as long as art historians have been writing about painting in the early South, it's been common to think of the region's artists as relatively independent and even isolated figures.
Many show up in the records as episodic visitors from Europe or...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day.
Here is a look at some of them.
Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...
| Nov 12, 2013
Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made, particularly in a holiday season, a time typically so rich with recollections. Salute that spirit with a historic dessert rooted in the North American past. For while tastes, trends and technology...
| Nov 12, 2013
In the 18th century, entertaining was done with desserts that could feed a crowd — a huge crowd. An election cake might serve up to 150 people, says Michael Krondl, a New York City food historian and author of "Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert....