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Friday, November 04, 2016

Military Records at the Library of Virginia
Friday, November 04, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Preregistration required. $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

The Library of Virginia is the most important repository of military records of Virginians who served in various ways from Virginia's founding in 1607 to the end of World War II. This presentation will cover records unique to the Library, as well as records available here on microfilm and in digital format from institutions such as the National Archives, including printed resources. Service in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, as well as in lesser-known conflicts such as the War of 1812 and the French & Indian War will be highlighted, along with militia service through the centuries, and World Wars I & II. Preregistration is required:


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.