Meet James Monroe at Highland
Visitors to James Monroe’s Highland who book the special After Hours at Highland, will be greeted by the fifth president of the United States, played by first-person interpreter Beau Robbins. The hour-long tours, from 4:30 to 5:30, will take place on December 11, 18, 28 and 29, and groups are limited to 16 participants.
Charlottesville’s Greatest Athlete
A legend at offensive tackle for the New York Giants, he played in nine Pro Bowl games and overwhelmed defensive players for thirteen seasons.
Christmas Stories from Monticello
UVA students have always worked hard, and by the time the winter holidays arrive, they’ve earned a break from their studies in Charlottesville. In Thomas Jefferson’s time, long before “The Night before Christmas” was a twinkle in author Clement Clarke Moore’s eye, the town would fall quiet and dark (there were no Christmas lights either). For a moment of reflection, let’s
Eggnog Stories from Virginia
Some of our most cherished traditions, from Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, arrive from hazy origins. Take eggnog, for instance. Records date the concoction back to medieval Europe, before it became popular in England as “egg flip” or simply “nog.” By the 18th century, American colonists had developed a fondness for this strange brew of milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon,
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Monticello is Now Doing Live Zoom Virtual Tours
The next best thing to being at Monticello is to experience their new Zoom-based live tour. We did and found ourselves virtually thrillled!
Hoos in Charlottesville — John Crotty
Nearly three decades have passed since John Crotty last laced up his shoes for Virginia basketball, but he still owns the Cavaliers’ records for career assists (683), single-season assists (214), 10-assist games (13), and tied for single-game assists (14, twice).
Hoos in Town — Chris Slade
Chris Slade is one of the most popular players to ever grace Virginia’s Scott Stadium, and one of the program’s most successful.When George Welsh’s program signed both Slade and Tabb High School running back teammate Terry Kirby, who was the USA Today National Player of the Year, Welsh predicted that in four years it might be Slade who made the
Hoos in Charlottesville – Al Groh
...likely spots are Riverside Lunch (downtown) for one of the Shiffletts' world-class cheeseburgers
Hoos in Charlottesville — Bruce Arena
Bruce Arena is arguably the most successful coach in the history of American soccer, and it all started in Charlottesville During an 18-year career at the University of Virginia, Arena set an impossibly high bar to follow for Cavaliers men’s soccer, winning five national championships -- including four in row from 1991-94 -- and posting a record of 295 wins, 58