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The Stonewall Jackson Inn Quilt Block

Wayne & the SJI Quilt Block

If you’ve been a visitor to the Stonewall Jackson Inn sometime in the past few years, you may have noticed a curious 4′x4′ painted square attached to the side of the Inn’s building. And if you’ve wandered around the downtown area, you may have noticed other squares, decorated with varying patterns and adorning the fronts […]

New Mug Colors — Just In!

Stonewall Jackson Inn Mugs

These beauties just arrived from Deneen Pottery and we’re enjoying the bright new colors! You may recognize the glaze-topped dark blue and grey, but the solid red, white, and grey are brand-new. What do you think? We love working with Deneen Pottery on our mug orders. Nationally known and beloved by the hospitality industry, they’re […]

Go Deep: Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns

Some of Virginia’s mainstay attractions are the multitude of caverns scattered throughout the mountain ranges and valley. Starting long ago, the slow work of water weaving its way through cracks and crevices carved passageways through cavities in the mountain. The minerals and deposits left behind formed otherworldly sculptures and structures — the stalactites and stalagmites […]

Rockingham County Fair is here!

Rockingham County Fair

It’s the weekend of the Rockingham County Fair, and the surrounding towns are abuzz with visitors, performers, and the extra farmer’s hat or two. Here are some of the things you can expect to find: Animals — From kids showing their 4-H critters to big-time blue-ribbon entrants (cows, sheep, goats, and pigs oh my!), that’s […]

Discover It: LOVEworks Harrisonburg

LOVEworks Harrisonburg

Whether you’re from Virginia or just passing through, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Virginia is for Lovers.” Nestled into the branding of Virginia as a place for romance, discovery of nature, and escape are the LOVEworks: people-sized (or bigger) installations of the word “love” created by local artists tucked away in destinations across the state. […]

A History Lesson from Wayne: Stonewall’s Brigade

Stonewall’s Brigade The Virginia Brigade was first formed by Gen. Stonewall Jackson at Harper’s Ferry on April 27, 1861. He consolidated the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 27th, and 33rd Virginia Infantry regiments and the Rockbridge Artillery Battery of Rockbridge County, along with units recruited in or near the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Thirteen companies of the […]