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Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Fry-Jefferson Map Society presents The 2012 Alan M. & Nathalie Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography: The Chesapeake Bay
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM, Lectures begin at 1:00 PM

Join fellow map enthusiasts for a day-long event featuring lectures by environmental historian Dr. Kent Mountford and environmental scientist Dr. Court Stevenson. Utilizing historic maps as well as modern cartographic techniques, these lectures will examine how four centuries of weather, fishing, mining and traveling have changed the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay. The event will also feature behind-the-scenes tours of the Library of Virginia, guided tours of the Library's Special Collections, and a special one-day exhibition of historic maps on loan from the Mariner's Museum Library in Newport News.

This event is free and open to the public. The map exhibition is open 10:00 AM-4:00 PM and the lectures begin at 1:00 PM. Boxed lunches will be available for separate purchase at noon. To register, or for more detailed information, please call 804-692-3813 or visit www.lva.virginia.gov/maps.


Lost & Found
Monday, February 27, 2012 — Saturday, August 25, 2012
Place: Lobby and Exhibition Hall, Free

What do you collect and value? Lost and Found examines the constantly changing fabric of our world. Things disappear from our cultural landscape, sometimes almost without notice—signs, buildings, even towns—and others go into attics, basements, and landfills. Some are saved and carefully stored and preserved; others intentionally destroyed, sometimes dramatically. Explore the spectacular destruction of archives by chance and nature, the intentional destruction of personal papers, the careful preservation of family treasures, and the assemblage of materials in a bank safe deposit.


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.