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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Library of Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair: Display of Conservation Work
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM–Noon
Place: Lobby, Free

See materials conserved through the Adopt Virginia's History program. With the assistance of donors (individuals, businesses and interested groups) to the Library of Virginia Foundation's Adopt Virginia's History program, the Library has been able to conserve many unique and interesting items. Prints and Photographs Collection coordinator Dale L. Neighbors, senior rare book librarian Audrey C. Johnson, and senior paper conservator Leslie Courtois of Etherington Conservation/HF Group will be on hand to show materials and answer questions. This event is open to the public and free of charge.


The Library of Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair

The Library of Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Free

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association are presenting the first Library of Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair featuring over two dozen booksellers from around the region offering a broad range of titles, everything from rare collectibles to mainstream fiction.


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.