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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Personal Histories: Civil Rights in Black and White
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, FREE

Dr. Edward H. Peeples Jr. (author, civil rights activist, and associate professor emeritus of preventive medicine and community health at Virginia Commonwealth University) and Dr. Carmen Foster (organizational leadership consultant and educational historian) will take part in a lively panel discussion about their involvement in the Massive Resistance movement in Richmond during the civil rights era. Retired Judge James W. Benton Jr. will moderate the discussion.


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.