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    This Caswell County couple shares a happy moment.

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    Ex Parte Virginia, a constitutional case demonstrating the federal government's power to secure the rights of black American citizens came about as a result of a 1878 case tried in the Chatham Courthouse.

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    In Danville, this railroad bridge is now part of the walking trails along the Dan River.

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    Wynne's Falls ("The World's Best Tobacco Market") renamed to Danville on November 23, 1793.

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    The Dan River unites Danville, Caswell County and Pittsylvania County, giving shape to the past and future of the Dan River Region.

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    The White Mill of Dan River Mills, which closed its doors in 2006, stands as a reminder of Danville's rich labor history.

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    Women enjoy an outdoor picnic near their church around Yanceyville, NC.

Welcome to History United. 

History United uses local history to encourage investment in the future of the Dan River Region and build a strong collaborative network of organizations and individuals committed to positive change. The project was born in Danville three years ago, assisted by the Danville Regional Foundation, and over the next three years Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) will serve as its institutional home. Learn more about VFH’s role in History United.


About VFH: The mission of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is to connect people and ideas to explore the human experience and inspire cultural engagement. VFH reaches an estimated annual audience of 23 million through Community Programs, Digital Initiatives, Scholarship, and the Virginia Center for the Book. For more information about VFH, visit VirginiaHumanities.org.

HISTORIC JOURNAL

Chris Wallace

I once fell in love with a girl from Danville. I thought of her all time, in rhythm with rigor and in rhyme. She just walked along the track--she didn't love me back. Her smile was like starlight in black skies. I still see her when I close my eye ...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Our Civil Rights: A Local and National Story

Join History United and the Pittsylvania County Public Library for a discussion series in Chatham. 

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AAF Tank Museum Flamethrower Day

Experience and learn about the history of the W.W.II M2A1 Flamethrower!

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