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Wednesday, April 26, 2017  |  Calendar of Events 

EXHIBITION
Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

Which Virginia county is the Moonshine Capital of the World? The Library of Virginia's upcoming exhibition, Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, will reveal that and more as it explores the impact of Prohibition on the Old Dominion. On November 1, 1916, Virginia's breweries and distilleries closed their doors as the state began a grand experiment in Prohibition. From that date until 1933, state inspectors and federal agents attempted to stem the flow of illicit alcohol to a thirsty populace. Newsreels of still-busting raids, music from the Jazz Age, and vintage stills will complement the archival record of the exploits of Virginia's Prohibition Commission. This exhibition is supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.

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Exhibition-Related Music Performance "Goodbye, Booze": The Music of Prohibition (with a Beer Chaser)
See the Library’s exhibition Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, enjoy some music, and try a beer crafted especially for the exhibition.

Library of Virginia Exhibition Explores Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled
The Library of Virginia will tell the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy through an exciting exhibition and associated programming.

Library of Virginia’s 2017 Virginia Women in History Program Honors Eight Outstanding Women
A cofounder of a circulating library for the blind, an internationally recognized composer, one of the first women to graduate from Virginia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering, the first woman to head Virginia’s AFL-CIO, an artist who worked for woman suffrage, two women who advocate for minority communities, and the chief deputy attorney general for the Commonwealth of Virginia are among eight Virginia women recognized by the Library of Virginia as part of its Virginia Women in History program.


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The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly Available Accessions
October 1 - December 31, 2016

A report including the creator, title, size, brief description, and accession number of the local, map, private, and state archival collections described and/or received during the time period. Some collections may be closed for processing; check with Archives Reference Services regarding availability for research use.

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly Available Accessions
July 1 - September 30, 2016

A report including the creator, title, size, brief description, and accession number of the local, map, private, and state archival collections described and/or received during the time period. Some collections may be closed for processing; check with Archives Reference Services regarding availability for research use.



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VOORHEES LECTURE ON THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY
Richmond: Evolution of a City

Saturday, April 29, 2017
The city of Richmond is the topic of the 14th annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture, presented by speakers Marianne M. McKee, Lyle Browning, and Leslie Courtois. McKee will focus on how maps of Richmond can document urban growth and serve as examples of what maps may exist for many other cities. Browning's presentation will demonstrate how maps, surveys, plats, court files, and other cartographic records at the Library can be used to find previously unknown sites in the James River and to discover adjacent land usage along the river. Courtois will discuss her work conserving a large-format manuscript map of Richmond by Richard Young that was drawn in the early 1800s. The Fry-Jefferson Map Society hosts this free annual lecture series. Lectures run 1:00–3:00 pm. Maps will be on display 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Map appraisals by Old World Auctions will be available from 10:00 am to Noon (one map per person). Tours of Special Collections offered at 10:15 and 11:15 am (registration required). Lunches available for advance order/purchase. For registration or more information, go to http://bit.ly/Voorhees17 or contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or Dawn.Greggs@lva.virginia.gov.

 

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