Virginia C. Johnson,

Librarian and Historical Writer

Cover to Virginia Honey: A Sweet History. Cover shows a skep (traditional beehive) and crock from the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and a close-up of a modern beekeeper working with bees and a comb of honey.Cover to Virginia by Stagecoach. Top images are photos of Hanover Tavern and a traditional stagecoach. Bottom image is a 19th-century print of a red stagecoach drawn by four black horses.Cover to Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf. Image is a collection of close-ups from the Currier & Ives lithograph: Peytona and Fashion: The Great Match Race on Union Course, May 13, 1845.



All may be purchased from Arcadia Publishing/History Press,,* or through many independent booksellers.

*Kindle and hardback editions are available through Amazon.


Upcoming Visits & Events


February 11, 2023 Winter Honey Festival

Richlands, Virginia

This is a month-long celebration with many activities, but the festival itself is the weekend of February 11. That's when I'll be there for a book-signing.


April 16, 2023 - Isle of Wight County Museum

103 Main Street

Smithfield, VA

I'll be giving a short talk and signing books at 2 pm.


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