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Monday, April 23, 2012

Dining with the Washingtons

Dining with the Washingtons
Monday, April 23, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM–8:30 PM
Place: University of Richmond Center for Culinary Arts, Registration Fee: $59.00

What could Dining with the Washingtons have been like? Have you ever wondered how the first First Family wined and dined? Join renowned Culinary Historian, Nancy Carter Crump for a discussion of her acclaimed book on this very topic. Learn what formal and everyday dining was like at Mount Vernon while tasting the delectable foods served at George & Martha's table.

Menu: Oyster Soup, Collard Pork, Ragoo of Onions, Corn Fritters, Baked Bread Pudding and Beer, Wine, and Lemonade.

Register with University of Richmond Center for Culinary Arts
9722 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238
804.422.COOK


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.