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Virginia’s new Machicomoco State Park in Gloucester County is the first to honor the state’s native tribes. On 645 acres overlooking the York River, the area is closely associated with the Powhatan Chiefdom that connected Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians before the English arrived. An op…

The pandemic heightened our appreciation of the outdoors - ah, safer air! - but that’s hardly a new concept. In Richmond, an exhibition at the Valentine explores the design, use and evolution of the city’s natural spaces over nearly two centuries. “Breathing Places: Parks & Recreation in…