Merry Christmas

December 21, 2017

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!


You might enjoy reading an old-time Christmas story, such as Mrs. Louise Clack’s General Lee and Santa Claus: Christmas Gifts to her Little Southern Friends, originally published in 1867


Honor for Cpt. Sally Tompkins

December 21, 2017

The Virginia Women’s Monument on Capitol Square in Richmond, due to be dedicated in 2019, will include a statue of a Confederate Captain Sally Tompkins. Cpt. Tompkins, a Richmond hospital administrator renowned for her facility’s low mortality rate, was one of 12 women from 400 years of Virginia history chosen in 2013 for bronze statues as part of the monument.

Read more about the statue and Tompkins in the Richmond Times-Dispatch article here.