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Tusculum to be rebuilt in Amherst County

Tusculum to be rebuilt in Amherst County

| May 30, 2014

Tusculum, the 18th-century home of Sweet Briar founder Indiana Fletcher Williams’ mother, Maria Crawford, will be rebuilt in Amherst County.

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‘Hidden History’ uncovers African-American heritage in Virginia

‘Hidden History’ uncovers African-American heritage in Virginia

| February 18, 2014

Sweet Briar College research professor Lynn Rainville has released “Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia,” a book chronicling 200 years of African-American cemeteries in this area and the stories behind the individuals buried in them.

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Historic slave cabin opens to visitors

Historic slave cabin opens to visitors

| September 16, 2013

Sweet Briar College will reopen its historic 19th-century cabin to visitors beginning Sept. 16.

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Annual workshop highlights ‘Civil Rights in Education’

| June 3, 2013

Sweet Briar College will host the annual Teaching with Historic Places workshop, co-sponsored by the Tusculum Institute and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, on Saturday, June 15. This year’s theme is “Civil Rights in Education.”

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Historic trust supports slave cabin preservation

Historic trust supports slave cabin preservation

| May 9, 2013

Sweet Briar College has been awarded a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Fund to preserve and interpret a circa 1840s cabin on the College’s campus.

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Endstation premieres original play ‘In Sweet Remembrance’

Endstation premieres original play ‘In Sweet Remembrance’

| March 15, 2013

Endstation Theatre Company and Sweet Briar College will host a reading of “In Sweet Remembrance” by playwright Tearrance A. Chisholm at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Pannell Gallery. A reception follows the event, which is free and open to the public.

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Sweet Briar displays plantation artifacts

Sweet Briar displays plantation artifacts

| March 13, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s agrarian past is the focus of the upcoming exhibition “ ‘I have lately bought me a Plantation’: A Brief Survey of Farming and Land Use at Sweet Briar,” which opens at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Whitley Gallery at Sweet Briar Museum.

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Thomas Jefferson’s true stance on slavery

Thomas Jefferson’s true stance on slavery

| January 21, 2013

Noted author and historian Henry Wiencek will discuss his latest book, “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 12, in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Inn Conference Center at Sweet Briar College.

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Tusculum Institute to Host ‘Teaching with Historic Places’ Workshop

| March 16, 2009

The Tusculum Institute, a center for historic preservation located at Sweet Briar College, will host a workshop, “Teaching with Historic Places,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.

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SBC, Virginia DHR Strengthen Partnership to Develop Tusculum Institute

| June 12, 2008

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has awarded a grant of $35,000 to Sweet Briar College to advance the development of the Tusculum Institute, a resource center for historic preservation that will make its home at Sweet Briar.

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