February 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017—Monday, February 20, 2017

Closed for George Washington Day holiday weekend

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: Noon–2:00 PM, Free, but registration required. http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer.

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer.

American Civil War Museum's 2017 Symposium: The Past, Present, and Future of Civil War Monuments
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, $60 ($40 for American Civil War Museum and Library of Virginia members/donors, $20 for students). Includes boxed lunch if registration is submitted by February 21. Register on the website of the American Civil War Museum (https://acwm.org)

Cosponsored with the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia and hosted by the Library of Virginia, the American Civil War Museum's 2017 symposium will explore the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments on the American commemorative landscape—South and North. The program seeks to provide the background and perspective that will help people understand the controversies surrounding monuments. Questions? Contact John Coski at jcoski@acwm.org.

First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
Monday, April 18, 2016—Thursday, March 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.

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