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Saturday, April 20, 2013

2013 Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM–3:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall,  Free, but reservations required. Visit www.lva.virginia.gov/maps or call 804.692.3813

The 2013 Voorhees Lecture will focus on the life and times of Matthew Fontaine Maury and will include two lectures separated by a short intermission. "The Puzzling Portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury" will be given by Scott Walker and "Highlights from the Matthew Fontaine Maury Collection" will be presented by Cassandra Farrell. A special one-day exhibition of maps relating to the talk will be displayed from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Behind-the-scenes tours of the Library will be available and box lunches will be available at noon if preordered.


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.