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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked

Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Author Mary Theobald will uncover the truth behind many of the myths and misconceptions that abound in America's classrooms and museums. A book signing will follow her talk.


You Have No Right: Law and Justice
Monday, September 24, 2012 — Saturday, May 18, 2013
Place: Exhibition Hall,  Free

Using Virginia cases—and the stories of the people behind them—You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.