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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Three Elections that Remade Virginia
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference rooms, Free

During the 1970s and 1980s Virginia experienced tremendous political upheaval as three close elections—two for governor and one for U.S. senator—helped transform the commonwealth from a one-party state dominated by a conservative Democratic Party into a political battleground. This talk by Trenton Hizer, senior manuscripts cataloger and digital archivist, is presented in celebration of Archives Month.


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.