Since 1967, Goodwin House Incorporated has been enhancing the lives and expanding the possibilities of aging for older men and women in Northern Virginia. Maintaining independence and security, expressing individuality and fellowship, celebrating life through every stage of aging…rich and purposeful living is in abundance throughout the Goodwin House communities. Goodwin House enhances all aspects of life through two extraordinary continuing care retirement communities and other sought-after services.
The Gloucester County Public Library System promotes reading, fosters lifelong learning and provides informational, educational and cultural resources.
Today the building continues to serve as a Melchers showcase, housing the largest collection of his paintings and drawings anywhere—some 1600 items in all—and features rotating exhibitions spanning the whole of his career.
The mission of the Staunton Public Library is to acquire, organize, and provide access and guidance to a wide variety of information and materials which help to fulfill the intellectual, educational, social and recreational needs of all the people in the city.
The Twin Hickory Area Library opened in its present location in July of 2007. It replaced the Innsbrook Branch facility built in 1992. Designed by Phillips Swager Associates, the two-story library features a striking brown flagstone and brick façade and large windows that offer natural light throughout the building. Twin Hickory has a convenient drive-thru book return and pick-up window, a colorful ocean-themed children’s area and storytime room, “Planet Teen”, quiet areas for work and research, more than 100 public computers, and free wireless.
The first regional library to be built in Prince William County, Chinn Park is located in the 98-acre Chinn Regional Park at the intersection of the Prince William Parkway and Old Bridge Road. Chinn Park was constructed on the old “Camp 6” site, a work detention camp set up by the State Justice System and operational in the 1970s.
The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) is the oldest art center in the greater Fredericksburg area and hosts two art galleries, art classes, and various special events. It was founded by some of Fredericksburg’s leading residents in October 1963. For nearly half a century FCCA has evolved into a leading visual arts center, and for the last two decades has maintained a national presence. FCCA’s juried art exhibits are well subscribed and usually include artwork from nationally recognized artists, as well as from regional artists located in Virginia, Maryland, and DC.
Tours of the Francis Land House consider plantation life; the roles of the household members, both free and enslaved; Federal style; and ways that the formation of the new nation affected private lives. Tour guides also discuss the colorful history of the house in the 20th century, when it functioned as the Rose Hall Dress Shop. The City of Virginia Beach purchased the Francis Land House in 1975 and opened it as a historic house museum in 1986.
Essex and its county seat Tappahannock lie on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. The Essex County Museum, founded in 1996, and the Essex County Historical Society joined forces in 2006 to celebrate the heritage of the town, county, river and its people. Exhibits include pre-historic through modern displays of life in Essex.
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