Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bus leaves Library of Virginia at 8:00 AM, returns at 6:00 PM

Cost: $75 for members of the Semper Virginia Society; $100 for non-members

The Library of Virginia has arranged a day trip to beautiful and historic Lexington, Virginia. Join us for a private tour of the James G. Leyburn Library at the campus of Washington and Lee University, conducted by Tom Camden, Head of Special Collections and Archives and a former staffer with the Library of Virginia. Among the collection are the Robert E. Lee Papers, the Jessie Ball duPont Papers, and the George West Diehl genealogical collection. Lunch will be on-site, followed by a tour of the Lee Chapel and Museum. We will wrap up the day at the Marshall Museum at the Virginia Military Institute. Trip fee is $75 for Semper Virginia Society members and $100 for nonmembers. Fee includes transportation, lunch, tours, and morning and afternoon refreshments. You can register online through the Virginia Shop at For more information or to register call 804-692-3561.

Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference
Monday, June 02, 2014 — Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Voorhees Map Reading Room, Second Floor

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) presents Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference, a multimedia exhibition of nine maps created using geographic information systems to display a unique history of the Richmond metro area. In this iteration of the traveling exhibit, maps from the Library of Virginia's holdings will be presented alongside the maps created by HOME's director of research, Brian Koziol. The current circumstances of Richmond's neighborhoods have roots in state and federal policies that have had lasting effects on concentrations of poverty and growth, lending patterns, homeownership, and educational outcomes for children.

Flora of Virginia

Flora of Virginia
Monday, March 17, 2014 — Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free

Discover the power of the flower. Delve into Virginia's natural environment through Flora of Virginia, an exhibition featuring hundreds of colorful illustrations from the Library of Virginia's collections. Learn fun facts about Virginia's native plants. Examine the history of botanical description and illustration. Explore the personalities behind the folks who collected and described these plants. Try your hand at sketching a specimen at the drawing station. Check our Web calendar for information about exhibition-related events.

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