February 2011 Issue

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The hard-working and amiable American foxhounds of the Middleburg Hunt, and a bold plan to rebuild Menokin—the 240-year-old home of signer of the Declaration of Independence Francis Lightfoot Lee—using structural glass await you in the February 2011 issue of Virginia Living. You will also find a good yarn about how a 19-year-old cub reporter for the Virginian-Pilot got the scoop of the century with his story about the Wright brothers’ first flight in 1903 as well as a profile of 1940s’ Norfolk conman, Jesse Lee Boland, or “Master X” to his many clients. We offer a humorous account of a skiing date gone awry and visit Harvest Thyme Herb Farm in Shenandoah for a taste of winter root vegetables. We get an inside look at Alderley, a Great Falls estate, which is an impressively modernized version of an English farmhouse. Also inside: Todd Ristau and Roanoke’s No Shame Theatre, UVA composer Judith Shatin, news from Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum, Lynchburg’s most famous poet Anne Spencer, WWII-era hangar dances in Virginia Beach, hula-hooping, ice-skating, gourmet food trucks and more.

History Under Glass

The Menokin Foundation and some architects have hatched a bold plan to restore the 18th-century home of Francis Lightfoot Lee using structural glass–something that has never been done before. Architectural drawing of the north façade Photo from the 1940 Historic American Buildings Survey, courtesy of the Menokin Foundation Menokin, beneath its protective metal canopy […]
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