William Meade Stith Rasmussen, American curator, historian. Recipient Excellence award, Society Architectural Historians, 1993; grantee, National Endowment Humanities, 2006.
Rasmussen, William Meade Stith was born on February 23, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of John Curtis and Dena Lee Rasmussen.
Bachelor in American History, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1964—1968. Master of Arts in Art History, University Delaware, Newark, 1972—1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, University Delaware, Newark, 1975—1980.
Teacher Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Richmond, 1977—1981. Professor Washington & Lee University, 1981—1982. Curator Virginia History Society, Richmond, since 1991, Va.Mus.
Fine Arts, Richmond, 1982—1991. Curator Virginia History Society, Richmond, Virginia, since 1991.
TWO HUNDRED YEARS after Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's funeral oration for George Washington, the eloquence of his words "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" has caused most Americans to forget the clause that followed in which Lee located Washington's character firmly in his private life.
Illustrated here are handsome mansions, imposing courthouses, towering churches, giant flour mills, extravagant hotels, wooden grist mills, covered bridges, and humble cottages and outbuildings -- more than 300 structures lost to fire or demolition.
The New York Times bestselling authors of Gettysburg continue their inventive series with this remarkable answer to the great "what-if" of the American Civil War: After his great victories at Gettysburg and Union Mills, General Robert E.
Author: (books) The Making of Virginia Architecture, 1992 (Exhibition Catalog award, Society Architectural Historians, 1992), Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend, 1994, Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend, second edition, 2007, George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths, 1999 (Merit award, American Association State & Local History, 2000), The Virginia Landscape: A Cultural History, 2000, Lost Virginia: Vanished Architecture of the Old Dominion, 2001 (Gabriella Page History Preservation award, Association Preservation Virginia Antiquities, 2002), Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal, 2003, Lee and Grant, 2007. Contributor articles to professional journals.