For several weeks this winter and spring, the yard of the long-gone Swan Tavern was an archaeological site where some of the oldest history in the state was was getting uncovered. However, gravel has been poured over this downtown dig, and on Wednesday, a $37 million Charlottesville-Albemarl…
“Anything goes, and I want everyone to feel comfortable representing themselves," event organizer Jason Elliott said.
The festival honors its namesake, Jack Jouett, who is known for operating a tavern that put Louisa on the map in the 18th century and, perhaps more importantly, a dramatic overnight ride in the summer of 1781.
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class James Allen Coleman, known to family members and friends as Jimmie, was reported missing in action on April 25, 1951, near Chipori, South Korea.
The judge overseeing the case of Charlottesville’s former Robert E. Lee statue, the one that touched off a violent weekend nearly six years ago when white nationalists rallied for its preservation, has declined to let one of the two plaintiffs remain in the the case by changing its name.
The motel that housed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on his only trip to Charlottesville has been razed after spending several years in ruins after a gutting fire. After a monthlong demolition process that provided some spectacle at the foot of Carr’s Hill on Emmet Street, crews …
Upon rounding the corner after hiking six tenths of mile, guests are greeted by an oval shaped, rock covered opening spewing water from every crack. And looking into the dark abyss grants the viewer with a light at the end of the tunnel.
The Charlottesville City Council appears on its way to overturning a ruling by its Board of Architectural Review and will instead let a developer demolish the aptly named Stone House near the University of Virginia. The effort stopped short of a vote at Monday’s council meeting, but a majori…
Over the years, retired educator Ashby Kindler would read stories about the Hatton Ferry with a mix of amusement and consternation. The frequent refrain that the man-powered James River crossing near Scottsville was America’s last poled ferry stuck in her craw, so she finally decided to speak up.
As construction negotiations for a new $37 million courthouse building dragged on during the winter, archaeologists digging up the yard of the former Swan Tavern in downtown Charlottesville got extra time to excavate as volunteers. But their permission to dig ends Monday, about a month after…
A foundation whose inability to keep its corporate papers up to date might learn a hard lesson if the judge hearing the so-called Charlottesville statue case decides the snafu deprives the group of the right to sue over its failed bid for the Robert E. Lee statue.
From the archives: In 1990, L. Douglas Wilder was inaugurated as Virginia's first elected African-American governor
On January 13, 1990, Gov. L. Douglas Wilder was sworn in as the 66th governor of Virginia. He was the state's first elected African-American governor.
Lovers of all things gardening, décor and floral design met at Caspari on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on Thursday evening for a “garden party” to get an early start on Charlottesville’s Historic Garden Week.
George Washington Carver Regional High School opened 1948 in Culpeper, educating Black students from four counties during segregation; second anniversary celebration this weekend at Unionville farm winery.
For Thomas Jefferson’s 280th birthday on Thursday, Monticello hosted a full morning of festivities on the mountaintop that honored tradition and highlighted the Founding Father’s philosophy that our liberty depends on the “freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost,”…
When the historic Fife mansion and grounds hit the real estate market in early March, one Charlottesville resident took a particular interest. Veteran museum creator Peter McFarren says the historic house and its 5.2-acre grounds along Cherry Avenue would be ideal for the cultural center he …
Nearly two years after the city of Charlottesville declared the stretch of Fourth Street between West Main Street and Preston Avenue a Black History Pathway in 2021, the community had the opportunity to celebrate the honorary designation on Saturday.
In 1959, Australian country singer Geoff Mack penned the original lyrics to the often-covered classic, “I’ve Been Everywhere.” If he had ever met longtime Orange County Review co-owner, editor and photographer Duff Green, Mack might have felt obligated to amend that statement.
The stretch of Fourth Street between West Main and Preston Avenue in Charlottesville was declared honorary Black History Pathway in 2021, but the pandemic prevented any sort of official celebration.
Children and families on spring break are invited from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 for activities and tours around the Orange County presidential estate.
A total of $204,827 will fund humanities endeavors by nonprofits across Virginia.
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The Montpelier Foundation has been awarded a $5.8 million grant by the Mellon Foundation which will allow it to construct a memorial to the nation’s “invisible founders” – those persons enslaved at Montpelier and elsewhere whose contributions significantly contributed to the intellectual, ec…
With excitement building for this Saturday’s opening of the Charlottesville City Market, celebrating 50 years in operation, one woman reflected on her family’s special connection to the local farmers market: her seven brothers named Cason.
The archaeologists working the yard of the Swan Tavern, an 18th century watering hole by Court Square that has long since been demolished, were worried that a 20th century parking lot might have erased history. They are ecstatic to have learned they were wrong; as many as 10,000 pieces of ceramics have been found.
The recent revelation that Republican politicians helped stall the release of the Americans taken hostage in Iran in 1979 in order to secure the presidency for Ronald Reagan has raised questions over whether the incumbent Jimmy Carter could have won had his rescue plans not be undermined by …
Monticello awarded $3.5M grant for oral histories project
A musical history dinner, “The Hemings Family of Monticello,” will give visitors a taste of the many talents of the Hemings family, once enslaved at Monticello.
The mall, anchored by Miller & Rhoads and Thalhimers, opened to great fanfare in 1985, but struggled after its two anchor stores closed. The iconic bridge over Broad Street was finally demolished in 2003.