Mount Vernon Mansion: A National Treasure

Mount Vernon Mansion: A National Treasure

They call it a “privately-owned treasure” and no truer words were ever spoken. A trip to Mount Vernon is like taking a step back in time AND a step into the classroom. Whether you’re interested in history, agriculture, old homes, Colonial living, gardens or Virginia...
The Real Story of Davy Crockett

The Real Story of Davy Crockett

The real story of Davy Crockett reveals that he was among the rarest of American icons: A legendary hero, explorer, hunter, soldier, pioneer and politician. Ask someone what they know about Davy Crockett and they will probably tell you about his colorful persona as...
Why Is The Angel Oak Tree Special?

Why Is The Angel Oak Tree Special?

For anyone who loves old trees like I do, you might ask “Why is the Angel Oak Tree special? There are a number of reasons, the first being that it has stood for centuries and witnessed the birth of our country, wars, peace, and everything in between. But there...
Small town: Waterford, Va.

Small town: Waterford, Va.

Rural America A drive through Waterford, Va., is like taking a trip back in time. Thankfully, the village has changed so little that founder Amos Janney would have no trouble recognizing it — a stark contrast to other quaint towns in Virginia that are now...