Thursday, August 16, 2012

Third Annual Anne & Ryland Brown Teacher Institute The Power of Primary Sources
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 — Thursday, August 16, 2012, Fee, $10 for lunch. Register at

The 2012 Anne and Ryland Brown Teacher Institute is a three-day event with something for all Virginia educators. Day 1 of the conference is open to all Virginia K–12 social science and history educators, while the full three-day conference is open to those who teach civics and government in Virginia. Sessions begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:30 PM.

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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