Virginia Waterfalls

dreamstime_xs_25473158-hill-with-waterfalls-landscapeVirginia has twenty-six waterfalls throughout the state. I will visit and photograph each of them. You can see photos and details on each waterfall at the Virginia State Tourism Website.

I’m gathering more information from the World Waterfall Database and the World of Waterfalls website. There is also a Virginia Waterfalls page on Facebook, and the Virginia is for Waterfall Lovers group on Facebook.

The waterfalls in Virginia are as follows:

Scotts Run Waterfall
Great Falls National Park
Overall Run Falls
Hazel Falls
Whiteoak Canyon
Dark Hollow Falls
South River Falls
Doyles River Falls
White Rock Falls
Mine Bank Cascades
Saint Marys Waterfall
Crabtree Falls
Statons Falls
Lace Falls
Apple Orchard Falls
Stony Run Falls
Blue Suck Falls
Falling Spring Falls
Roaring Run Falls
Waterfalls of Falls Ridge Preserve
Cascade Falls
Dismal Falls
Chestnut Creek Falls
Jones Hollow Falls
Comers Creek Falls
Little Stony Falls

 

Virginia Museums Preserving African-American History & Culture III

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I was curious about how many African American museums are in the state of Virginia. I did some research online. I’m a metro ride from DC, so I included the two museums I found there as well. Here is the list:

  1. National Museum of African American History and Culture (DC)
  2. African American Civil War Memorial & Museum (DC)
  3. Legacy Museum-African American (Lynchburg, VA)
  4. Harrison Museum Of African-American Culture (Roanoke, VA)
  5. The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (Richmond VA)
  6. Alexandria Black History Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  7. African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
  8. The Black Heritage Museum (Arlington, VA)
  9. The African American Experience (Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center)
  10. Gum Springs Historical Society Museum (Gum Springs, VA)
  11. Hampton University Museum (Hampton, VA)
  12. John Jasper Museum / Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (Richmond, VA)
  13. Laurel Grove School Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  14. The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center (Newport News, VA)
  15. African American Historic Sites Trail

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The Virginia African American Historic Sites Trail

dreamstime_s_11278984African American TrailThe Commonwealth of Virginia has an official tourism website. There’s a resource on the site for people interested in travel with an African American theme. It’s the African American Historic Sites Trail. A map and information on 51 museums, culture centers, and points of interest around the state. If you’re in the Richmond area, there’s a list of black-owned restaurants for the foodies among us. There’s even a comprehensive list of historical markers if you feel like exploring. Happy trails!

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Virginia Museums Preserving African-American History & Culture II

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I found the website for The Association of African American Museums (AAAM). The organization has a directory of African American museums, cultural centers, and historical societies. The list has 113 entries across the United States. Many of the entries have no location information (city & state) next to the name or in the description. A few entries have no descriptions at all. I did a quick scan and found five more VA museums to add to my list. Welcome to the list:

  1. Gum Springs Historical Society Museum
  2. Hampton University Museum
  3. John Jasper Museum / Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
  4. Laurel Grove School Museum
  5. The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center

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Virginia Museums Preserving African-American History & Culture

Highly detailed map of Virginia for your design and productsI was curious about how many African-American museums are in the state of Virginia. I did some searching online and found seven (so far). I’m a metro ride from DC, so I included the two museums I found there as well. Here’s my starting list:

National Museum of African American History and Culture (DC)
African American Civil War Memorial & Museum (DC)
Legacy Museum-African American (Lynchburg, VA)
Harrison Museum Of African-American Culture (Roanoke, VA)
The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (Richmond VA)
Alexandria Black History Museum (Alexandria, VA)
African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
The Black Heritage Museum (Arlington, VA)
The African American Experience (Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center)

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Adventure Walking: Walking for Fun and as a Sport

dreamstime_xs_33529235-walking-woodsImagine walking through dense woods. You’re surrounded by trees as far as the eye can see. You’re walking on a path perfectly carved in front of you. You’ve never been in these woods before, but you know where you’re going. Someone has marked the trail to guide you along the way. You breathe fresh, clean air as you make your way and you’re in the company of other walkers. You’re taking a walking adventure through the woods.

Imagine walking through a picturesque small town. You pass small shops and restaurants along the main street. Any minute, you expect to see a sign welcoming you to Mayberry or a similar town from a TV show. You take a turn at the barbershop, and there stands the Town Hall. A building built over a hundred years ago and still being used. You have all the details because you have directions with points of interest and fun facts. Someone gave it to you at the start of your walking adventure through a small town.

You enjoy walking? How about a walk through a Civil War battlefield or along the shoreline in a state park. You can explore an antique row or view historic architecture. A world of adventure (and exercise) awaits you in volkssporting (or volksmarching).

What is volkssporting? There are clubs around the United States that plan walking, hiking and bicycling events. These events take place nearly every weekend. Find your local walking club for a list of events near you (or check here). There’s a small fee (usually $3.00 per person) to receive the map, directions, and information for the event. Each event has a 3.1 mile (5 km) or 6.2 mile (10 km) option. It’s non-competitive, so you walk, run, hike or bike at your own pace. It’s family friendly so bring the kids.

Each event has a startpoint and an endpoint. Your local club will list the event and its startpoint. Drive to the startpoint. Pay the fee for the package of information and start walking. The instructions will guide you along the way. Long-time walkers are happy to answer questions at the startpoint and along the event.

I live in the state of Virginia (USA). There are 13 walking clubs around the state and over 75 walking events planned in the next 7 days. Find a club. Enjoy the adventure. Get the exercise!

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