•poorhouses and paupers
•enslaved communities and their descendants
•historic graveyards and cemeteries
•Virginia’s role in World War I
•the role of public history in higher education and our communities
Dr. Rainville is currently the Director of Institutional History and the Museums at Washington and Lee University and only working on a limited number of outside projects.
Please view the entries in her blog for suggestions on how to locate historic graveyards, identify descendants of enslaved families, find World War I memorials in Virginia, and other related topics.