Category Archives: History

Stepping Back Into the Past (2): Igbo Compound

The 1700s saw a peak period in the transatlantic slave trade. Between 1716 and 1755, 30,000 Igbos were brought to Colonial Virginia as enslaved farm laborers, domestic servants, and artisans. Igboland is now part of modern-day Nigeria. The Frontier Culture … Continue reading

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Stepping Back into the Past (1): English Farmhouse

The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia, is a unique place to witness living history. It holds original buildings (or reconstructions) from those cultures from which the early Shenandoah Valley settlers came: English, Scots-Irish, German, Igbo (Nigerian), and Ganatastwi (Native … Continue reading

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His Name was Skip

Earlier this week, I wrote a photo essay about an abandoned house. So many questions arose about the last occupant of the house who left an unfinished boat in the living room, that I decided to do some more research. … Continue reading

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Joyful Easter Celebration

Today we participated in an Easter celebration with friends from a variety of religious backgrounds (Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Atheist). It was a perfect day: sunshine, birds chirping, grass greening, and the leisure to allow the morning to unfold into the … Continue reading

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