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  • Latest News: New Book on Pictorial Maps

    Designed to educate, amuse, or advertise, pictorial maps were a clever and colorful component of print culture in the mid-20th century, often overlooked in studies of cartography. A new book published by the Library of Congress in association with the University of Chicago Press, “Picturing America: The Golden Age of...

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July 6, 2011 Governor McDonnell Ceremonially Signs Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail

The Honorable M. Kirkland Cox, Chairman of the Virginia Commission on the Bicentennial of the American War of 1812, is pleased to announce that Governor Robert F. McDonnell recently ceremonially signed legislation establishing the Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail (HB 1602) and authorizing the issuance of a War of 1812 Commemorative License Plate (HB 1603), both chief patroned by Commission member Delegate Christopher K. Peace.   Click here to view the complete press release.