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Friday, April 05, 2013

Straight from the Vine: The History of Wine in Virginia
Friday, April 05, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM–8:00 PM

Experimenting with wine for hundreds of years, Virginia has been named as one of the world's up-and-coming wine regions. Virginia vineyards continue to receive national and international accolades for their fine wines and grapes. Join the Library of Virginia as we explore the rich history of winemaking in Virginia. A special exhibition from our archives will trace the struggles, failures, and successes of wine production in the region. Wine guru Richard Leahy, author of Beyond Jefferson's Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia, will talk on the history of the Virginia industry, and share his knowledge of the characteristics that make Virginia wine unique. The evening reception will feature tastings provided from Jefferson Vineyards, Barboursville Vineyards, Williamsburg Winery, James River Cellars, Democracy Vineyards, Ingleside Vineyards, and Horton Vineyards. Schedule of Events: 5:30 PM Exhibition Opens, Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception; 6:15 PM Featured Presentation; 7:00–8:00 PM Tastings and Reception.


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.