Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM–3:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Fee, $50 ($35 for Friends members). Includes a box lunch.

The Friends of the Virginia State Archives present the annual Richard Slatten Lecture. Barbara Vines Little, professional genealogist, national lecturer, editor, and former president of the National Genealogical Society and Virginia Genealogical Society, offers four lectures drawing on her many years of research using the resources at the Library of Virginia and other institutions. For more information, call 804.741.0136 or e-mail

First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
Monday, April 18, 2016 — Thursday, March 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.

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