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First Lady of Virginia, the Honorable Anne Holton: Home Again
It was 1974 when Anne Holton, then a young teen, moved out of the Executive Mansion. She lived there with her three siblings and parents during her father, Governor A. Linwood Holton’s tenure as our chief executive. Today she repeats history by becoming the second daughter of a Virginia Governor to marry a man who became Governor. Unlike her predecessor Martha Jefferson Randolph, however, Anne Holton has the distinction of being the first one to live in the Executive Mansion during her father’s administration, and that of her husband.

New Vision and Facilities Transform Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate Educating the public about who George Washington was has never been more important, believe it or not. Celebrities and rappers are more well known to the general populace than our first President. At Mount Vernon, they have devised a way to bring Washington alive to modern visitors in new and exciting ways.
By Alan E. Reed, AIA

Northern Virginia Regional Commission Publishes Guide to Recreational Trails in Northern Virginia
Yes, Virginia, Northern Virginia does have parks, trails, and nature walks! They even have a new guide to recreational trails to help residents explore the natural world around them.
By Barbara J. Gordon

2006: Finishing Touches

New books that the amateur or serious Virginia historian should know about and have for their own library. A mixed collection of reference and fresh academic studies is a nice cornucopia to end 2006 with and prepare for the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Jamestown.

Paying IT Forward: Using Our IT Talents for Community Service
Here’s an encore presentation of an earlier column by our new IT chief columnist for those who may have missed IT the first time. By Wendy Wickens, PMP, MCNE

Geographic Information Systems Forum Encourages Private/Public Coordination
By Larry Stipek

Meeting Two Fundamental Needs to Address The Human Side of Organizational Change
By Russell M. Linden, PhD

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