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Virginia Currents

If you are a longtime citizen, there’s always the familiar and the sentimental – the scenes of your childhood – people from your past and stories that make you proud to be part of our glorious state. For children, the program offers the chance to learn about home and place. For parents, it’s an opportunity to share your pride in the natural beauty and culture of your community.

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Urbanna Welcomes Home Historic Mitchell Map

Urbanna, Virginia just welcomed home the Mitchell Map, created more than 250 years ago and depicting a large portion of Eastern North America. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp brings you the story of how this small waterfront town acquired the historic map and the complex process to restore it.

Learn more: Find out about Urbanna's history and the Scottish Factor/Old Tobacco Warehouse where the restored Mitchell Map is now on display.

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Virginia Farmers Share Expertise with Public at VSU Field Days

Throughout the year, Virginia Cooperative Extension invites the public to Field Days to learn from the state’s agricultural experts. At Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm in Petersburg, gardeners and small farmers alike are discovering new growing and marketing techniques. From Petersburg, Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Summer Camps Teach Youth about Homelessness, Food Justice and Hydrology

From music and dance to sports and academics, dozens of summer camps across the state provide opportunities for enrichment. In Central Virginia, one group offers teens a chance to help improve their community. Catherine Komp has more in this edition of Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Find out about HandsOn Greater Richmond and the Teen Impact program and Youth Philanthropy Project.

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