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    Using public art to illustrate Virginia Tech's layered histories , video

    Two new public art pieces have been installed on the Solitude and Fraction Family House grounds. The works are intended to leverage the relationship between public art and history as means of representation, dialogue, and education to demonstrate the ways historically marginalized communities have and will continue to shape Virginia Tech.

    Date: Dec 02, 2022
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    A message from Vice President Menah Pratt on Indigenous Peoples Day , article

    Today we will observe Indigenous Peoples Day with a fuller understanding of the impact of our founding on native peoples.

    Date: Oct 10, 2022
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    Sending flood victims an old-fashioned symbol of love and support: a homemade quilt , article

    For students in Danille Christensen's Folk Cultures in Appalachia class, tying quilts at Solitude and Fraction House offered a glimpse of a longstanding cultural practice — and a way to help those in need.

    Date: Sep 23, 2022
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    University marks Juneteenth as official holiday , article

    Virginia Tech’s Office for Inclusion and Diversity, in partnership with Solitude, will start a new Juneteenth tradition by inviting cultures from around the world to take their wishes, hopes, and prayers written on ribbons or paper, and tie them to a tree. The event will be held on June 19 this year and begin at 9 a.m.

    Date: Jun 16, 2022
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    New historical markers go up on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus , article

    A project of the Council on Virginia Tech History, the seven markers offer a glimpse into the university's shared past and an opportunity to embrace our shared values, today and into the future. They range in topics from campus development and its land-grant history to a diverse set of individuals and communities who made major contributions to the university.

    Date: Jun 15, 2022
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    Visualizing Virginia Tech History , video

    Visualizing Virginia Tech History is a multi-year project created by a transdisciplinary group of faculty and students that utilizes creative technologies including projection mapping, extended reality, and digital exhibits to illuminate 150 years of university history through 21st century technology. Bringing together historians, artists, educators, computer scientists, librarians and others from across the Virginia Tech campus, Visualizing Virginia Tech History is the most recent project to come out of the History Lab at Virginia Tech. ------------------------ Learn more:

    Date: Mar 28, 2022
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    Plantation Histories and the University: Rethinking the Past During Virginia Tech's 150th , video

    As Virginia Tech commemorates its 150th anniversary, a distinguished panel discussed the intertwined histories of Solitude, Smithfield, and Virginia Tech — and how those histories are being reimagined during the sesquicentennial.

    Date: Mar 08, 2022
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    Work begins to memorialize the historic Merry Oak tree , video

    According to Virginia Tech University Arborist Jamie King, the Merry Oak tree is centuries old and even predates the university itself. The tree was brought down due to a storm on May of 2020. Facilities workers came out on a cold wet morning to load the remains of the tree and transport it to Floyd, Virginia. The wood will be milled and given to an artist to repurpose for future Hokies to rediscover its past.

    Date: Mar 04, 2022
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    Registration for 1872 Forward: Celebrating Virginia Tech event opens Friday , article

    Programming for 1872 Forward: Celebrating Virginia Tech, a three-day affair taking place in late March, features the official dedication of Hoge and Whitehurst halls, tours of Smithfield Plantation, a ceremony at iconic Merry Tree, and events that commemorate the cultures that have shaped Virginia Tech into what it is today.

    Date: Jan 20, 2022
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    After more than 150 years, Thomas Fraction receives honorable discharge from U.S. Army , article

    Members of Virginia Tech’s Black Cadet Organization presented a certificate of honorable discharge to the descendants of Thomas Fraction. Earlier this year, the U.S. Army corrected Fraction's record after he had been demoted and discharged without cause from the Union Army 155 years ago.

    Date: Nov 22, 2021
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    As Virginia Tech celebrates 150 years, the oldest structure on campus faces a bright new future , article

    As the oldest standing structure on campus, Solitude boasts a long history with a painful past. However, under the direction of newly hired Victoria Persinger Ferguson, there is a fresh hope in reimagining the future of this historic site.

    Date: Sep 23, 2021
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    Descendants come home to the Fraction Family House , video

    Family members recently toured the Fraction Family House. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs, a Fraction family descendant, says it's much more than just a reunion.

    Date: Jul 26, 2019
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    Duck Pond , video

    Ducks at the Virginia Tech duck pond !

    Date: Dec 07, 2018