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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

11th Annual Governor Henry Lecture
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history and senior fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, will deliver the annual Governor Henry Lecture. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation and the Library of Virginia. Kidd is the author of Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots, The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America, and American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism.


Connect with Us
Monday, November 07, 2011 — Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

Connect with Us explores how the Library of Virginia uses social media—YouTube, Flickr, Blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. New acquisitions and unusual items will be displayed and visitors will be encouraged to post comments about the materials or about other programs at the Library or what they are working on at the Library that day.


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.