Thursday, May 24, 2012

In Service of Children: African American Children's History Before and After Emancipation
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Dr. Wilma King, the Arvarh E. Strickland Professor of African American History and Culture and professor of history at the University of Columbia, Missouri, will share her research on the history of African American children, before and after Emancipation, and will explore how lessons drawn from the past can inform how we—parents, teachers, and community members—can advocate for today's youth. This free program is offered by a partnership of Hope in the Cities, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, the Virginia NAACP, and the Library of Virginia.

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.

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