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The Blue & Gray Press | May 24, 2018

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Students for Leadership and Social Justice group call for change to downtown slave post plaque

April 26, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Apr. 11, UMW students attended a forum about the slave post located in Downtown Fredericksburg.Read More

Historic Preservation students and faculty take part in important research trips

March 1, 2017 |


In 2007, Doug Sanford, a professor of historical preservation at the University of Mary Washington, began a two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research grant. Along with his colleague Dennis Pogue, a professor at the University of Maryland, Sanford researched and documented 30 former slave residences in Virginia. Since then, the pair has continued their efforts throughout the summers and during the school year with the help of historic preservation majors.Read More

Behind the scenes of Historical Preservation Club’s ghost tours

November 3, 2016 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Historical Preservation Club recently hosted their annual ghost tour on Oct. 21 and 22, a tradition that has taken place for over 30 years. Tour guides take excited guests to haunted areas around the city of Fredericksburg, where student volunteers and members of the club dress like ghosts and put on a show at each location.Read More

Fredericksburg Civil War urban legends and ghost stories

October 27, 2016 |


Many University of Mary Washington students have heard about the ghost of Virginia Hall, but not everyone knows about other urban legends in Fredericksburg, such as the historic Kenmore Plantation and Chatham Manor.Read More

Oktoberfest; more than beer, pretzels and the polka

October 8, 2015 |


All you have to do is say ‘Oktoberfest’ and suddenly all you can think of is German music, food, lederhosens and, most of all, the beer. Oktoberfest, which originated in Munich, Germany, is the one of Germany’s most prominent and anticipated events, attracting roughly 6 million visitors to the Bavarian city.Read More

Students reenact Berlin Wall collapse to commemorate 25th anniversary

November 12, 2014 |


Students rejoiced at the fall of the Berlin Wall on Thursday, Nov. 6 as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of this historic event with a reenactment on the University of Mary Washington campus.Read More

Jewish Cultural Celebration shares its history with UMW students

November 12, 2014 |


The University of Mary Washington Jewish Student Association/Hillel and the James Farmer Multicultural Center are partnering up to share the stories of Jewish Cultural Celebration with the UMW community.Read More

A blast from athletics’ past

September 26, 2013 |

For some students, sports are not the most important aspect of University of Mary Washington. But that is OK. What is important, however, is the deeply rooted history behind the school’s athletic past, which is lengthier than one may consider.Read More

Confederate History Month Focuses on Civil War History, not Legacy of Slavery

April 14, 2010 |

Last week, Governor Bob McDonnell declared April to be Confederate History Month. The proclamation was widely criticized for its glaring omission of slavery—a fairly significant event in Confederate history.

After the backlash, the original proclamation was revised to include “…it … Read More

The Bullet Through Time

March 13, 2008 |


In this week of centennial celebration, the importance of reflection comes to the fore. And what better way is there to remember the history of our school than by seeing it through the eyes of the campus’ … Read More