Ornamental Separator

Summer 2021

Inside The Issue

The Botanist and Citizen Genêt

Frenchman André Michaux just wanted to discover American plants but was caught in international intrigue

11 Minute Read

‘This was the Bray School’

Discovering the 18th-century school for Black children and the meaning of the education provided there

12 Minute Read

Pear Fanfare

Today’s varieties belie the fruit’s fussy reputation in the 18th century

8 Minute Read

Hear My Voice

Program fleshes out stories of lesser-known residents of Williamsburg

10 Minute Read

The Political Community in Virginia

Suffrage was often at the center of Virginia’s constitutional convention debates

13 Minute Read