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August 2012

"Books on Broad" The Jefferson Hotel: The History of a Richmond Landmark
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Join local historian Paul Herbert as he recounts stories of heiresses, actors, musicians and celebrities in this all-encompassing history of The Jefferson, a volume bound to delight anyone who has ever stayed within its treasured walls. Light refreshments (wine and cheese) will be served (5:30–6:00 pm), followed by author talk (6:00–7:15 pm), and book signing (7:15–7:30 pm).

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Third Annual Anne & Ryland Brown Teacher Institute The Power of Primary Sources
Tuesday, August 14, 2012—Thursday, August 16, 2012 , Fee, $10 for lunch. Register at https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=55052

The 2012 Anne and Ryland Brown Teacher Institute is a three-day event with something for all Virginia educators. Day 1 of the conference is open to all Virginia K–12 social science and history educators, while the full three-day conference is open to those who teach civics and government in Virginia. Sessions begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:30 PM.


Lost & Found
Monday, February 27, 2012—Saturday, August 25, 2012
Place: Lobby and Exhibition Hall, Free

What do you collect and value? Lost and Found examines the constantly changing fabric of our world. Things disappear from our cultural landscape, sometimes almost without notice—signs, buildings, even towns—and others go into attics, basements, and landfills. Some are saved and carefully stored and preserved; others intentionally destroyed, sometimes dramatically. Explore the spectacular destruction of archives by chance and nature, the intentional destruction of personal papers, the careful preservation of family treasures, and the assemblage of materials in a bank safe deposit.


Closed
Saturday, September 01, 2012—Monday, September 03, 2012

Closed for Labor Day holiday weekend


The Forgotten War: The War of 1812
Monday, November 07, 2011—Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

The Forgotten War: The War of 1812 highlights a forthcoming digital archive of materials in the collections of the Library of Virginia that relate to the War of 1812. Selections from the archive will address Virginia's role, including the impressment of American citizens as one cause of the war, the British blockade of the Chesapeake Bay, and military engagements at Craney Island and Washington, D.C.