Historic Mt. Vernon Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows Mt. Vernon Mansion, the home of George Washington, first President of the United States. Mt. Vernon estate is sixteen miles below Washington, D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia. George’s older brother, Lawrence Washington, died in July 1752. His will provided that his widow should own a life […]

History of Virginia

Virginia‚Äôs first European colony was at Jamestown in 1607. These first colonists had a difficult time and struggled for existence. At that time, Native Americans living in what is now Virginia included the Cherokee, Chesepian, Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Meherrin, Monacan, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Pohick, Powhatan, Rappahannock, Saponi, and Tuscarora. As time went on, tobacco became a […]