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Thursday, December 15, 2011

American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print Exhibition
Monday, December 05, 2011 — Saturday, February 04, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Hall

American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print celebrates a time-honored graphic art tradition through the work of Nashville's Hatch Show Print, one of the nation's oldest and continuously printing shops. While Hatch's name is synonymous with the music business, its posters promoting football games, vaudeville shows, state fairs, stock car races, and picture shows reflect the breadth of American popular culture. Organized by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service (SITES), the exhibition includes 62 original posters (including authorized restrikes from vintage blocks and contemporary restrikes), 15 hand-carved wooden printing blocks, text panels and labels.


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.