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Friday, May 19, 2017

BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Finding Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, $15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Preregistration required: https://libraryofvaintroductiontogenealogy.eventbrite.com


Are you interested in researching your family tree but don't know where to begin? Join Library of Virginia archivists to learn helpful research tips and strategies, useful online websites, and resources to begin exploring your heritage. No experience necessary. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3999.


EXHIBITION
Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

Monday, April 03, 2017 — Saturday, December 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

Which Virginia county is the Moonshine Capital of the World? The Library of Virginia's upcoming exhibition, Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, will reveal that and more as it explores the impact of Prohibition on the Old Dominion. On November 1, 1916, Virginia's breweries and distilleries closed their doors as the state began a grand experiment in Prohibition. From that date until 1933, state inspectors and federal agents attempted to stem the flow of illicit alcohol to a thirsty populace. Newsreels of still-busting raids, music from the Jazz Age, and vintage stills will complement the archival record of the exploits of Virginia's Prohibition Commission. This exhibition is supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.