On-going research:

•poorhouses and paupers

•enslaved communities and their descendants

•Virginia’s role in World War I

•the role of public history in higher education and our communities

Dr. Rainville is currently the Dean of the College at Sweet Briar and only working on a limited number of outside projects.

Please subscribe to her monthly newsletter series for suggestions on how to locate historic graveyards, identify descendants of enslaved families, find World War I memorials in Virginia, and other related topics.



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