WVPT Historical Documentaries
WVPT’s historical documentaries present the legacy of Virginia.  Each features historic sites, unique culture and notable people of the Commonwealth.  And each is a production of WVPT.  DVDs of these programs are available for your home library.  Shipping is a flat rate of $5. If you are interested in purchasing ten or more documentaries please call (540)434-5391 or (540)434-5391 for bulk pricing.

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Field of Lost Shoes DVD
The Walton Legacy DVD
The Iris Still Blooms DVD
FIELD OF LOST SHOES,
A “LIVING IN VIRGINIA” SPECIAL
THE WALTON LEGACY
LIVING IN VIRGINIA
“The Iris Still Blooms"

(Aug. 2000)
Running Time: 60 minutes

Local professional and amateur actors play out the story of the Bushong family and Virginia Military Institute cadets caught up in the May 15, 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market.

(Dec. 1997)
Running Time: 60 minutes

Based on the life of the Hamner family, "The Waltons" first aired on commercial television 25 years ago and grew to be a hit. This special visits with the Hamner brothers and sisters, the stars of "The Waltons," and the residents of Schuyler.

(Sept. 1998)
Running Time: 30 minutes

In order for the Shenandoah National Park to be created, nearly 600 families had to move from their mountain homes. LIV follows their stories.

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The Ratline DVD
The CCC Boys DVD
Appalachian Trail: The Beaten Path DVD
LIVING IN VIRGINIA
"The Ratline"
LIVING IN VIRGINIA
"The CCC Boys"
APPALACHIAN TRAIL:
THE BEATEN PATH

(May 1999)
Running Time: 30 minutes

As students (Rats) enter Virginia Military Institute (VMI) -- the nation's first state-supported military college -- they must adjust to the physical and psychological challenges designed to test their stamina, courage, and resolve.

(Mar. 2000)
Running Time: 30 minutes

During the Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt hired 6500 "boys" from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania to build this country's first national park.

(May 2002)
Running Time: 30 minutes

Producer Morgan Hook examines the country's oldest hiking path, the men who created it, and those who walk it.  Hook talks with Darwin Lambert, Shenandoah National Park's first employee, who remembers the two men credited with the Trail’s creation – Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery.

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Harrisonburg: Then and Now DVD
Lexington DVD
Charlottesville DVD
HARRISONBURG,
THEN AND NOW
LEXINGTON,
A “LIVING IN VIRGINIA” SPECIAL
REMEMBER WHEN…
CHARLOTTESVILLE, THE WAY IT USED TO BE

(Mar. 1999)
Running Time: 60 minutes

Residents and local historians share their photographs and their memories to help paint a portrait of Harrisonburg from the 1920s to the present.

(Mar. 2000)
Running Time: 60 minutes

LIV travels to Lexington and explores the tight-knit community and its almost mystical Southern graces of hospitality, warmth and congeniality.

(Dec. 1996)
Running Time: 30 minutes

This special examines post World War I Charlottesville to 1996 as residents talk of their history first-hand.

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Memories of Winchester DVD
Staunton DVD
silent grace DVD
MEMORIES OF WINCHESTER,
A “LIVING IN VIRGINIA” SPECIAL
STREETCARS & COBBLESTONES,
STAUNTON LOOKS BACK
LIVING IN VIRGINIA
"silent grace"

(Dec. 2000)
Running Time: 60 minutes

Long-time Winchester residents, leaders, and historians, proud of their heritage, describe the city's contributions in the apple-harvesting, clock-making, iron-working and milling industries.

(Mar. 1998)
Running Time: 60 minutes

This special is a look at Staunton during the first half of the twentieth century. Places featured include: Mary Baldwin College, The Wharf District, Staunton Military Academy, Gypsy Hill Park, Western State Hospital, and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.

(Jun. 2001)
Running Time: 30 minutes

The LIV production team explores Mennonite culture, history and different branches of the "Mennonite Tree" found in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Route 11 DVD
Slow Train to Yesterday, Railroads in the Blue Ridge Mountains DVD
Virginia: Life of Peace in a Time of War DVD
LIVING IN VIRGINIA
"Route 11"
SLOW TRAIN TO YESTERDAY, MEMORIES OF THE RAILROAD
IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
LIFE OF PEACE IN A TIME OF WAR,
A “LIVING IN VIRGINIA” SPECIAL

(Mar. 2000)
Running Time: 30 minutes

Arising from the dust of Indian ponies, wagon wheels, and SUVs, Route 11 emerges as more than merely a highway. Route 11 carries a story that predates the arrival of European settlers.

(Mar. 1997)
Running Time: 60 minutes

Residents and railroad employees describe their deep connection with and daily dependence upon the railroad.

(Jun. 2004)
Running Time: 60 minutes

The documentary examines the Conscientious Objector (CO) movement from the Civil War through World War II. 

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VIRGINIA REPORTS
"THE LATINO UNDERGROUND"
P. BUCKLEY MOSS: THE LADY
BEHIND THE BRUSH
A TOUR OF THE
P. BUCKLEY MOSS MUSEUM

(Oct. 2007)
Running Time: 60 minutes

Illegal immigration to the United States has skyrocketed in recent years.

Why do immigrants cross the border illegally? What effect does immigration have nationally and locally? VIRGINIA REPORTS “The Latino Underground” examines this emotional issue.

(May 2008)
Running Time: 60 minutes

The facets of her art and the seasons of her life are captured in this special documentary P. BUCKLEY MOSS: THE LADY BEHIND THE BRUSH, which follows Pat’s life story with archival photos and video, along with interviews with her family, close associates, and P. Buckley Moss Society and Foundation officers.

(May 2008)
Running Time: 60 minutes

The P. Buckley Moss Museum located in Waynesboro, VA, opened on May 12, 1989 to permanently record and illuminate the Moss phenomenon through educational exhibitions, lectures, permanent collections and archival files.  The tour explores the symbolism behind P. Buckley Moss’ favorite images, the messages she seeks to convey, and the events in her life that inspired her and defined her style.

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Pen in Hand - Winchester's Civil War Years DVD
The Route 11 Yard Crawl DVD
Hurricane Camille DVD
PEN IN HAND
WINCHESTER'S CIVIL WAR YEARS
YARD SALE AHEAD:
THE ROUTE 11 YARD CRAWL
REMEMBERING HURRICANE CAMILLE,
A “LIVING IN VIRGINIA” SPECIAL

(May 1998)
Running Time: 114 Minutes

Relieve the day-to-day uncertainty of war through the eyes of the people of Winchester.  To understand Winchester's role in the deadliest war in our history - the Civil War - we must delve into the minds of the people who lived it.  Both Union and Confederate sympathizers lived in the boarder town, and as the community was torn by war, so were the people, Travel back in time for a nostalgic look at the tension and tenacity Winchester's Civil War Years.

(May 2011)
Running Time: 60 minutes

The Yard Crawl showcases a treasure trove of everything from the mundane and expensive to the peculiar and delicious. Items from past years include cars and boats, four-foot tall cat houses, rabbits for sale, human teeth in a glass, and treats like deep-fried dill pickles, cupcakes and lemonade. However, the yard sale is more than just what’s being sold and bought. It’s a cultural phenomenon and an economic boon to towns in Central Virginia including Mt. Jackson, Edinburgh, Woodstock, Toms Brook, Strasburg and Middletown.

(Mar. 1996)
Running Time: 30 minutes

Forty years ago in August of 1969, the remnants of Hurricane Camille hit Virginia, dumping up to 27 inches of rain and killing 153 people. Living In Virginia takes a look back at Hurricane Camille and the lives and communities that it devastated in Virginia.

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