Museums and Historic Homes: 2021 Discover Richmond Annual Guide | Disco-rich-body


Agecroft Hall hosts the Richmond Shakespeare Festival.

The Richmond region is rich with museums and historic homes that preserve local history and beauty, and many offer seasonal concerts and activities. Days and hours can vary (and may be limited for some sites), so call or check websites before visiting. (Area code 804 unless otherwise noted.)

Agecroft Hall: The 15th-century English Tudor mansion was dismantled in Manchester, England, and rebuilt in 1925-26 on a 23-acre site in Richmond. Collection includes documents, furniture, ceramics, textiles and more. Also home to the Richmond Shakespeare Festival in the summer. (4305 Sulgrave Road; 353-4241;

American Civil War Museum: Collection of artifacts, documents and sites related to the war and its legacy, reflecting multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free American American; soldier and civilian. Collection also features more than 3,000 items relating to African American history and military, social and

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Many Retailers, From Belk To Home Depot, Retire The Annual Columbus Day Sale

It seems as though the annual Columbus Day Sales promotion has finally run its course. Retailers have largely abandoned the event. Once a profit generator for department stores and downtown shopping districts, the Columbus Day Sale has become a liability.

The depiction of an explorer who enslaved and brutalized native inhabitants of the West Indies brought Columbus front and center during recent demonstrations. Many no longer celebrate Columbus as a skilled navigator and the discoverer of America.

The controversy behind Columbus Day is nothing new and has been brewing for several decades. But after a year that included calls for social reform, the removal of statues and monuments, and retail sales declines and closures, 2020 became the year to retire the Columbus Day Sale.


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Hunsader Farms, home of annual Pumpkin Festival, faces $7.2 million foreclosure suit

Hunsader Farms is facing foreclosure, according to court records. documents filed in Manatee County Circuit Court in early September.

However, a member of the Hunsader family said the matter had been resolved.

“Everything is fine,” said David Hunsader, one of the defendants named in the suit filed in early September in the Manatee County Circuit Court. “Nothing is happening. It’s over.”

Court records indicate the case remains pending. A court summons, as well as a copy of the complaint, was issued for one of the defendants Monday, according to court records.

Named in the lawsuit as defendants is Hunsader Farms Inc., as well as Michael Hunsader, Constance Hunsader, David Hunsader, Bridge Creek Inc., and Cathy Marie Raye.

The local farm is best known for its annual pumpkin festival, which kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday., U-pick operations and petting zoo.

The family farm located at 5500 County Road 675

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S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index Reports 4.8% Annual Home Price Gain In July

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NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for July 2020 show that home prices continue to increase at a modest rate across the U.S. More than 27 years of history are available for these data series, and can be accessed in full by going to

Please note that transaction records for March, April, May and June 2020 for Wayne County, MI are now available. Due to delays at the local recording office caused by the COVID-19 lockdown, S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic were previously unable to generate a valid March, April, May and June 2020 update of the Detroit S&P CoreLogic

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HomeServe’s Fifth Annual Contractor Conference Goes Virtual

NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HomeServe’s 5th Annual Contractor Conference went virtual this year with more than 160 of the company’s leading contractors in its nationwide network participating. Reformatted due to travel and social distancing limitations, HomeServe’s Contractor Conference focused on celebrating the hard work, performance and customer focus the company’s leading contractors provided over the last year.

“While this year’s conference looked a little different, the virtual format still provided a great forum for bringing together members of our exceptional network of heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical professionals from around the country,” said Tom Rusin, Global CEO of HomeServe Membership. “HomeServe’s best-in-class network of contractors is what has made us so successful as a company and is why our customers turn to us for their home repair needs.”

At the virtual forum, HomeServe recognized its top contractors based on performance metrics, score cards, and customer feedback. This year’s winners

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