This October marks the 170th anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's death and also the 170th anniversary of the publication of his famous poem "Annabel Lee," published just two weeks after his death. Richmond, Virginia is home to the Poe Museum where visitors have access to the most comprehensive Poe collection in the world. But did you also know that the museum is also home to two black cats? Read on for more information about this uniquely fun museum in the historic city of Richmond.
Named after the hometown of the Welsh builders and engineers who completed it in 1837, the Tredegar Iron Works was the largest iron works and munitions factory for the Confederacy during the Civil War and was the primary factor in the decision to move the Confederate capital from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia.
Today, Tredegar is home to the Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitors Center. Maps, artifacts, video, and activities inside the building highlight life in Civil War-era Richmond, making it a rich educational opportunity for NationsClassroom school groups.
Virginia played an instrumental role in winning American independence and determining the values and aspirations of the new nation. St. John’s Church in Richmond’s historic Church Hill neighborhood is a shrine to the foundations of our republic and the founding ideal of liberty.
Topics: Richmond, VA
As Virginia’s largest river, the James River has held extraordinary historic, economic, environmental, and recreational importance to Virginians and to the United States. As a vital transportation and commercial pathway between the 17th and 20th Centuries, the river and surrounding area has been the site for Jamestown, the first permanent settlement in the New World; the colonial capital of Williamsburg; Revolutionary War battles; Civil War battles; and the modern day capital city of Richmond.
Topics: Richmond, VA
With Virginia being the location of numerous Civil War battles and Richmond being the Confederate capital, it is fitting that Virginia’s capital city has one of the best museums dedicated to the War Between the States. In this week's SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT, licensed tour guide Christian Mirasol gives readers his perspective on visiting the American Civil War Museum.
Licensed Tour Guide Christian Mirasol continues his discussion of Virginia's Pamplin Historical Park in Part Two of this week's SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT. Did you miss last week's post? Catch up here.
Pamplin Historical Park fosters a multi-sensory, interactive experience for student groups learning about America’s Civil War heritage. Licensed tour guide Christian Mirasol shares his experiences and advice for taking student groups to this historic park in this week's SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT.
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