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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

Michael A

Growing up as the son of a revenuer in the 1970's & 80's was an interesting journey. Going out with him to watch still sites and hearing the tales of moonshiners and revenuers in Pittsylvania and Danville always fascinated me. To this day, I c ...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

1963 Danville Civil Rights Movement

An exhibit exploring the "protests, the people, the stories" of Danville's Civil Rights movement opens at the Danvillian Gallery on Union S... Read More

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Callands Festival

Join in the historic festivities, music and food at this year's Calland's Festival!

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