Saturday, April 28, 2018

17th-Century Virginia in Maps

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall & Conference Rooms, $10 (Free for Fry-Jefferson Map Society & Semper Virginia Society members)

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The 15th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography features guest speakers Dr. Martin Gallivan on "The Map of Virginia: Algonquian and English Cartography in the 17th-Century Chesapeake" and Dr. Buck Woodard on "Mapping Colonialism: British Cartography of Indigenous Lands." The lectures run from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Other activities include a display of 17th-century maps (10:00 AM–4:00 PM); map appraisals by Old World Auctions (10:00 AM–Noon, one map per person); an Online Map Resources Workshop presented by Cassandra Britt Farrell, the Library's senior map archivist (11:00 AM–Noon); and tours of Special Collections (10:15 AM & 11:15 AM, reservations required). Boxed lunches are available for advance purchase. For more information, contact the Library of Virginia Foundation at 804.692.3813 or

True Sons of Freedom

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — Friday, November 09, 2018
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

True Sons of Freedom, a photographic exhibition at the Library of Virginia, explores the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just mementos for families and sweethearts, these portraits challenge the crude and demoralizing cultural products of an era that often reduced African Americans to stereotypes and denied them full participation as citizens of the United States. Reflecting the pride and determination of African American World War I servicemen, the images were submitted with the soldiers' responses to military service questionnaires created by the Virginia War History Commission as part of an effort to capture the scope of Virginians' participation in the Great War. The original photographs, reproduced in the gallery at nearly life-size dimensions, place visitors at eye level in front of the soldiers. The monumental scale allows viewers the opportunity to examine rich details not seen in the original photo postcards.

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