LVA News and Events http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news Library of Virginia News and Events en-us Mon, 17 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMT Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news webmaster@lva.virginia.gov webmaster@lva.virginia.gov 240 To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade http://www.virginiamemory.com/exhibitions/current_exhibition This groundbreaking exhibition explores the pivotal role that Richmond played in the domestic slave trade. Curated by University of Virginia professor Maurie McInnis, To Be Sold draws from her recent book, Waiting to Be Sold: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, and is anchored by a series of paintings and engravings by Eyre Crowe, a British artist who witnessed the slave trade as he traveled across the United States in 1853. This internal trade accounted for the largest forced migration of people in the United States, moving as many as two thirds of a million people from the Upper South to the Cotton South. Virginia was the largest mass exporter of enslaved people through the Richmond market, making the trade the most important economic activity in antebellum Virginia. This exhibition is not merely a story of numbers and economic impact, but also one that focuses on individuals and the impact that the trade had on enslaved people. Saturday, December 20, 2014 789 Virginia Is for Lovers Virginia Is for Lovers celebrates 45 years of enticing tourists to the commonwealth. Created by the Martin & Woltz advertising firm in 1969, Virginia Is for Lovers remains one of the most recognized tourism marketing slogans. This small exhibition highlights some of the many ways this iconic slogan has been used throughout its history. Saturday, December 20, 2014 848 Friends and Family Holiday Sale at the Virginia Shop We're celebrating our friends and family this holiday season with a special sale in the Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia. A large variety of holiday and regular merchandise will be marked down up to 50% off the original price and full-priced items will be 10% off. As a bonus to Semper Virginia Society members, we're extending the mark down to 20% off all full-priced merchandise in the Library store over the course of the sale. Join as a new or renewing member and receive a whopping 30% off your entire purchase of full-priced merchandise! Visit us online at www.thevirginiashop.org/foundation-membership.aspx or call Jennifer Blessman at 804.692.3561. Saturday, December 20, 2014 840 Friends and Family Holiday Sale at the Virginia Shop We're celebrating our friends and family this holiday season with a special sale in the Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia. A large variety of holiday and regular merchandise will be marked down up to 50% off the original price and full-priced items will be 10% off. As a bonus to Semper Virginia Society members, we're extending the mark down to 20% off all full-priced merchandise in the Library store over the course of the sale. Join as a new or renewing member and receive a whopping 30% off your entire purchase of full-priced merchandise! Visit us online at www.thevirginiashop.org/foundation-membership.aspx or call Jennifer Blessman at 804.692.3561. Store Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM Saturday, December 20, 2014 841