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 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news webmaster@lva.virginia.gov webmaster@lva.virginia.gov 240 Flora of Virginia 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. Friday, July 25, 2014 753 Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference 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. Friday, July 25, 2014 774 Rewarding Virginia's Warriors: Commemorating 70 Years of the GI Bill 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. Friday, July 25, 2014 775