September 2018

Closed
Saturday, September 01, 2018—Monday, September 03, 2018

Closed for Labor Day holiday


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY<br>Transcribe-a-thon

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Transcribe-a-thon

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Network Training Center

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).


AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Reconstruction–World War I

Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Preregistration required: https://libraryofvirginiaafricanamericangenealogy2018.eventbrite.com
This workshop provides an overview of records created during the Reconstruction era through World War I and explores how they relate to African American genealogy. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs covers topics such as the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; population schedules from the federal census; newspapers; and records for elections, educational institutions, businesses, and organizations. For more information, contact catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3999.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY<br>Transcribe-a-thon

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Transcribe-a-thon

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: Noon–2:00 PM
Place: Network Training Center

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).


EXHIBITION
True Sons of Freedom

Tuesday, January 16, 2018—Friday, November 09, 2018
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

True Sons of Freedom, a photographic exhibition at the Library of Virginia, explores the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just mementos for families and sweethearts, these portraits challenge the crude and demoralizing cultural products of an era that often reduced African Americans to stereotypes and denied them full participation as citizens of the United States. Reflecting the pride and determination of African American World War I servicemen, the images were submitted with the soldiers' responses to military service questionnaires created by the Virginia War History Commission as part of an effort to capture the scope of Virginians' participation in the Great War. The original photographs, reproduced in the gallery at nearly life-size dimensions, place visitors at eye level in front of the soldiers. The monumental scale allows viewers the opportunity to examine rich details not seen in the original photo postcards.

For more information, go to www.virginiamemory.com/truesons.



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