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American Studies

RESOURCES IN THE REGIONAL COMMUNITY

Mary Baldwin College’s main campus is in downtown Staunton, Virginia in the central Shenandoah Valley — an area abounds with music, theatre, film, and the visual arts. In fact, all our regional centers have access to an abundance of cultural resources.

Most MBC regional centers are within driving distance of Washington, D.C., Jamestown, Williamsburg, Civil War sites, and historic reminders of the European immigration to Virginia, the African slave trade and the original native peoples of Virginia.

Mary Baldwin College is uniquely situated to afford students in American Studies the opportunity to engage with expressions of American life through internships, applied research, and field work.  Some of the many options for students in the Staunton/Weyers Cave/Charlottesville area:

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
http://www.woodrowwilson.org/

The Museum of American Frontier Culture
http://www.frontiermuseum.org/

Annual African-American Heritage Festival
http://www.staunton.va.us/community/african-american-heritage-festival/

The R.R. Smith Center for History and Art
http://www.rrsmithcenter.org/

The P. Buckley Moss Museum, celebrating one of American’s most popular artists
http://www.pbuckleymoss.com/

The homes of three presidents –
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello http://www.monticello.org
James Madison’s Montpelier http://www.montpelier.org
James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland http://www.ashlawnhighland.org/

The Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center
http://www.lewisandclarkeast.org

The Crossroads Heritage Center
http://www.vbmhc.org/

The Blue Ridge Parkway with access to the Appalachian Trail
http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/