March 2013

Inclement Weather
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM

Due to inclement weather, Executive Branch Agencies in the Richmond-Metro Area, including the Library of Virginia, will close at 1:00 P.M., today, Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

“Pinning” Gabriel's Rebellion
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Free

Using the (relatively) new website HistoryPin (, historians Gregg Kimball, Michael Nicholls, and Phil Schwarz trace the activities and events leading up to the best-planned—and potentially most damaging—slave insurrection in Virginia. The region's geography and the Library's documents are merged on the website to graphically depict the actions and aftermath of the Henrico bondsman. This program is presented in partnership with VCU Libraries.

"Books on Broad" featuring Historic Richmond Foundation and Richmond Landmarks
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Richmond Landmarks & Official Guide to Historic Richmond
This Books on Broad will be presented in partnership with Historic Richmond Foundation and will feature two local history books that celebrate the notable cultural and historic sites of Richmond, Virginia. The Official Guide to Historic Richmond is an updated publication featuring images and information about architecturally and historically significant sites in Richmond. Richmond Landmarks includes over 200 images from the Library of Virginia's historic photographs collection with an historic overview of the city. Our usual wine and cheese reception will be followed by slideshow presentations focused on the historic sites of Richmond and ongoing historic preservation efforts by Historic Richmond Foundation.

Closing at noon
Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Library of Virginia will close at noon on Saturday, March 16, so the festivities for the 200th birthday celebration for Virginia's Executive Mansion can be held at the Library.

Changing History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries

Changing History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Published by the Library of Virginia, Changing History tells the important and inspiring stories of women—both famous and lesser-known—who have influenced the course of history in the Old Dominion. Two of the book's authors Cynthia A. Kierner and Megan Taylor Shockley, will join Librarian of Virginia Sandra G. Treadway in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities in researching 400 years of Virginia women and the unparalleled resources for women's history available at the Library of Virginia. A book signing will follow.

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Turning Point: Figures of Suffrage in Virginia
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Free

Kathleen Pablo of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association will present a program on the personalities and singular courage of some of the major figures in the long struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment and on the turning point in that struggle. On display will be items from the Library's collection that belonged to Pauline Adams (1874–1957), a formidable woman suffrage activist in Virginia.

Inclement Weather
Monday, March 25, 2013

Due to inclement weather, Executive Branch Agencies in the Richmond-Metro Area, including the Library of Virginia, will open on a two hour delay, today, Monday, March 25, 2013.

2013 Virginia Women in History Program and Reception
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall and Lobby, Free

Join the Library of Virginia as it recognizes eight outstanding Virginia women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. A reception follows the program. For more information, call 804-692-3592.

You Have No Right: Law and Justice
Monday, September 24, 2012—Saturday, May 18, 2013
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free

Using Virginia cases—and the stories of the people behind them—You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.

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