Generous financial support for the exhibition and its catalog has been provided by:
The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
The Windsor Foundation
Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Changing Exhibitions Fund
Web site credits:
Text adapted from the book
Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal, written by William M. S. Rasmussen, Lora M.
Robins Curator of Art, Virginia Historical Society, and Robert S. Tilton, Associate Professor of English
and Director of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Web site designed by Tom Illmensee, former Web Site Production Manager, Virginia Historical Society
I. Origins of the Pastoral
II. Pursuit of Gentility
III. Decline and Resistance
IV. Resurgence of the Old Order
V. Triumph of the Colonial Past
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