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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beth Barnard Nickels, A Very Surprising Virginia Architect
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Researcher Erin J. Myers will present a lunch-time lecture to mark the unveiling of the Beth Barnard Nickels Architectural Collection. This collection contains countless architectural plans and drawings from Richmond City and the surrounding counties from the 1940s through the 1960s. Accompanying the plans are years of personal and professional correspondence which capture the spirit of the mid-twentieth century building industry. The lecture will celebrate the architect's remarkable life story, her prolific career in the architectural field, and her contribution to the history of Virginia.


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.