Traditional Christmas Fun in Middleburg

November 22, 2017

One of the things for which the quaint yet sophisticated village of Middleburg, Virginia, is best known happens on the first Saturday of December. Since 1979, most of the town (pop. 800) and some […]

Anne Stewart, Designer Known as Wendy Pepper (1964-2017)

November 20, 2017

The designer, who died Nov. 12 at the age of 53, was a member of the first group of contestants on “Project Runway,” one of a then growing number of reality shows.

Mathewes Speaks at Cultural Leadership Breakfast

November 9, 2017

A milestone in Melanie Mathewes’s effort to expand the audience for the National Sporting Library & Museum is the exhibition “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art,” which opened Sept. 9 and runs through Jan. 14.

Surprises, Tears at Museum of the American Revolution

November 8, 2017

A daylong visit to the Museum of the American Revolution, which opened in Philadelphia in March, a block from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is full of surprises. Some […]

Waterfowl Festival: Dogs, Ducks, Art and Conservation

October 25, 2017

“Where Art and Conservation Meet” is the well-chosen theme of the Premiere Night Party of the 46th annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. Close to 20,000 visitors are expected during […]

Last Chance: Nov. 9 Cultural Leadership Breakfast

October 16, 2017

Melanie Mathewes, executive director of the Middleburg, Virginia, institution since 2013, will talk about the National Sporting Library & Museum’s evolution and its current major exhibition, “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art.”

Films Pair With Wine, Scenery in Middleburg

October 11, 2017

During the Middleburg Film Festival, Oct. 19 to 22, more than two dozen narrative and documentary films will be screened at venues such as the Middleburg Community Center, the National Sporting Library & Museum and the Hill School.

Great Meadow Beckons for Steeplechasing, Tailgating

September 28, 2017

This year’s International Gold Cup, one of the country’s most anticipated steeplechase events, will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, at Great Meadow in The Plains, a town of not more […]

Douglass Unbroken at Mt. Misery

September 13, 2017

America’s great orator, abolitionist and social reformer, Frederick Douglass, was born a slave in Talbot Country in 1818. Never really knowing his mother, he left his owner’s farm to work […]

Georgetowners Love Living in St. Michaels


Many Georgetowners consider St. Michaels their favorite out-of-town hangout. In fact, for a growing number of D.C. residents, the town on Maryland’s picturesque Eastern Shore — about two hours’ drive from […]