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Wednesday, February 22, 2017  |  Calendar of Events 

First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
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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Baldacci Named Literary Lifetime Achievement Honoree
The Library of Virginia announced today that best-selling author David Baldacci is the recipient of the Library’s 2017 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Library of Virginia Brings the George Washington Statue by Jean-Antoine Houdon and Other Masterpieces Online on Google Arts & Culture for Presidents Day
Starting today, nearly 500 artifacts from the Library of Virginia can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world through an ongoing partnership between Google and the Library.

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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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENT <br> Virginia Women: Their Lives and TimesWOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENT
Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Historians Cynthia Kierner and Sandra Treadway, editors of a new two-volume set about Virginia women's history, will discuss how they selected the contributors and subjects to include in the books and what the lives of the women featured in the 34 biographical essays tell us about Virginia women across the past four centuries. A book signing follows the program.

 

BroadsideThe magazine of the Library of Virginia Our quarterly magazine describes and illustrates the holdings and happenings at the Library of Virginia. Discover fascinating items from the collections as well as events, exhibitions, educational programs, and opportunities to become more involved. More.

 

 

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