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In Search of Ancient Artifacts

The day I found my first arrowhead was a powerful experience. As it lay in the palm of my hand, I was overwhelmed with questions: where did it come from, how old was it, and who made it? Like finding buried treasure, the stemmed point was a link to our distant past. I was hooked,...

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Old Country Stores

Traveling the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, the scenic byways are peppered with skeletons of bygone days. These houses, barns and windmills that have fallen into non-use and decay are memories of a different time and a simpler way of life.

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2015 Historic Garden Week

The Garden Club of the Northern Neck presents “Explore the Treasures of Kinsale” as part of the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week. Kinsale, the oldest municipal entity in the Northern Neck, was created as a “town” by the House of Burgesses in 1706. Kinsale boasts a...

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The Holly Ball

It was the Yuletide season of 1895, and the Eubank Hotel in Kilmarnock glowed with candlelight and twinkling eyes. Amidst the lilt of banjos and violins, dancers in their finest party attire were swirling about the room when John Armistead Palmer placed a chair beneath the chandelier...

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Daffodils: Meet Me at the Show

Daffodil is the common name for the genus Narcissus, which is a bulb plant in the Amaryllis family. The name is full of legend and ethnobotany. The word Narcissus shares its root with narcotic, and Roman soldiers were said to carry a bulb with them to eat in the case that suicide was...

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