History is everywhere in Virginia, from the reenactments at Colonial Williamsburg (pictured) to the exhibits at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond. Serving the legacy of days gone by are docents and actors, pubmasters and stablehands. Many venues throughout the state cater to private groups.
AROUND THE STATE
The 336-room Westin Arlington Gateway
has completed renovations of its more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel features the Pinzimini restaurant and a Starbucks.•
The 106-room Tides Inn,
on the Rappahannock River east of Richmond, is now a member of Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a consortium of meetings properties. The hotel has 8,980 square feet of function space.COLONIAL CANINE
A Briard puppy named Liberty has joined George Washington's entourage in Colonial Williamsburg. The pooch was chosen due to Thomas Jefferson's enthusiastic writings about the breed. Learn more at bit.ly/1FcKI2A.