Historic Homes

A walk or drive along High and Beech streets, just north of Longwood University’s campus, offers a picturesque view of centuries-old homes – a peek into bygone eras.

 Take The Whitfield Building for example. Located at 308 North Main Street, this building was constructed in the early 1860’s, this is the oldest storefront building still in its original form in Farmville. The building was designed from noted architect Asher Benjamin’s early 19th century books on architecture. Of interest is the Greek Key over the windows on the second floor.

Click here for a full map and description of each of these nearby historic homes, churches and downtown buildings!

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Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

Image result for Longwood Center for the Visual ArtsThe Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is the only museum of its kind, scope, and size in the area surrounding our home base, Prince Edward County. The commitment to improving the quality of life in the region by providing full access to the visual arts is the heart of our mission. At the LCVA, we believe there should be no barriers to exploration of the visual arts. Admission to the LCVA and its programs is – and always has been – free for everyone.

LCVA is the art museum of Longwood University. Located in downtown Farmville, LCVA serves as a physical, intellectual, and cultural bridge between the university and our community at large. Longwood University’s mission, “to transform capable men and women into citizen leaders, fully engaged in the world around them,” forms the foundation of our mission and values.

Winter Driving Tips


When it comes to driving during winter, there is really only one concern you need have: safety. It’s not miles of rubber on the road that you should concern yourself over; it’s what gets between the rubber and the road that causes most of the problems. Here are some tips on how to get ready for winter driving conditions, and how to handle them once you’re in the thick of a winter storm.

1. Put some extra clothing and emergency items in your vehicle; these will come in handy if you break down in very cold weather. It doesn’t take much — assemble a basic kit including a pair of gloves, weather-resistant pants and/or coat, maybe an old pair of boots, a blanket, jumper cables, a flashlight with some extra batteries, and a windshield scraper (and maybe a de-icer), and you should be in good shape. You might also toss a few nutrition bars in as well; those things won’t spoil until the next millennium, are packed with calories and can bail you out in a pinch.

2. Make sure your car is checked over for winter weather readiness. In particular, you or a mechanic should inspect your tires before the first big winter storm. For folks living in northern regions, checking tires during the fall is an almost sacrosanct ritual, and it’s a good idea even if you’re just a weekender in the snowy parts of the country. Continue reading

The Christmas traditions of Hawaii


The Christmas traditions of Hawaii is a labor of love and creativity. Hawaiians import their Christmas trees long before the season arrives from across the Pacific Ocean, which arrive on the Christmas Tree Ship. They look for the best grand firs, noble, and other popular varieties of fir or pine. Many grow their own trees in their backyard. More creative Hawaiians create Christmas trees by decorating the Palm trees for outdoor displays and they substitute Santa Claus’s sleigh and reindeers with an outrigger canoe and dolphins.

They also provide the elves with aloha shirts. With creative twists, the Christmas traditions of Hawaii become surprises each year. This way, Santa wears aloha shirts and the Holiday dinner is a community luau with a kalua roast pig and Christmasleis. Continue reading