Saturday, February 21, 2009

VTS photos

If anyone's interested in getting a glimpse of Virginia Theological Seminary, where one current (and hopefully one future) St. Francis House seminarian studies (will hopefully study), have a look at the album below. Sorry there aren't any actual people in these pictures; that's pretty much par for the course where my travel photography habits are concerned. I added the album to the SFH photo page as well.

My favorite historical tidbit from the weekend: Though located in Northern Virginia, VTS was occupied by the Union army during the civil war and used as a hospital. Apparently a few faculty members and some students literally went into exile in the mountains and continued to hold classes (many fought in the war, of course). While that's cool enough, I thought the most fascinating thing was that Virginia was partially rebuilt from $5,000 Union dollars that the dean at the time (treasonously) saved, as a way to hedge the school's bets (the rest of the money, in Confederate dollars, was of course useless after the war).

Virginia Theological Seminary


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