DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Richmond Downtown
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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We passed some Canadian ...
... during the Civil War; the so-called Lee House is where Lee lived for a while in the years after the Confederate surrender; the White House of the Confederacy (now part of the Museum of the Confederacy) is where Jefferson Davis lived while serving as president of the breakaway nation.
Saint John’s Episcopal Church is where the second Virginia Convention met in 1775 and Patrick Henry made his famous "Give me Liberty or give me Death!” speech. I prefer to call ...
... Richmond has many faces and iterations in its long history; from an important village of the Powhatan Confederacy, it was briefly settled by English colonists from Jamestown in 1609, and in 1610-1611. The present city of Richmond was officially founded in 1737. It became the capitol of the Colony and Dominion of Richmond in 1780. During the Revolutionary War period, several notable events occurred in the city, including Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give ...
... VMFA include a very large
display of British Silverware and the Mellon Collection of British Sporting
Art. Paul Mellon bequeathed most of his large collection of British art to Yale
University (his alma mater), now housed there in its own museum, but also gave
a significant portion of his horsey and hunting dog paintings and sculptures to
VMFA’s large collection of South Asian art ...
... much like Petersburg.
At Tredegar, Mr Anderson paid highly for skilled labour and in an attempt to cut costs, before the war, he asked the skilled men to teach slave labour the skills. Traditionally, iron workers handed their jobs down to family, so this caused a major strike which went all the way to the State capital, and the Governor sided with the owner.
Mr Anderson also undoubtedly made a fortune in ...