Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lecture on the Botany of Virginia
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Donna Ware, professor emeritus at the College of William and Mary, discusses the history of botany in Virginia. Ware served on the Flora of Virginia Project's board and ontributed a chapter on the history of botanical exploration in the state, along with author Nancy Hugo Ross. She also wrote a treatment for one of the plant families. . Presented in conjunction with the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia.

Rewarding Virginia's Warriors: Commemorating 70 Years of the GI Bill
Monday, June 16, 2014 — Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Reading Rooms, Second Floor

The GI Bill turns 70 this year. Prior to this groundbreaking legislation being signed into law in June 1944 by President Franklin Roosevelt, postwar benefits for veterans were skimpy and spotty at best. This display of pre-World War II portions of the Library's military collection highlights Revolutionary War land bounties, petitions for pensions, and post-Civil War applications for prosthetics. Artifacts from Hanger, Inc, a prosthetic company founded by Virginian James Hanger after the Civil War will also be on display.

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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