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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Library of Virginia Preservation Day Event
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time: Noon–12:45 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

In 2011, the Library of Virginia was awarded a Saving America's Treasures grant to restore the Executive Papers of Governor Thomas Jefferson, 1779-1781. Please join us for a screening of a film that describes Jefferson's collection and shows the process used to conserve and restore the original manuscripts. Senior paper conservator Leslie Courtois of Etherington Conservation/HF group will provide some background on the process and describe her work. State Records appraisal archivist Craig Moore and State Records program manager Paige Neal will be on hand as well to answer questions about the collection and display some of the original Jefferson documents. This event is open to the public and free of charge.


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.