2019 Events
closing

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

TimeSaturday, December 29, 2018–Tuesday, January 1, 2019


book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, January 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOrientation Room
PriceFree

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. This month, discuss Say Nothing by Brad Parks (2018’s People's Choice Fiction Award winner), and pick up February's book, Code Girls, by Liza Mundy (2018’s Nonfiction Award winner and People's Choice Nonfiction Award winner). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-A-Thon

TimeWednesday, January 9, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

Register Here
closing

Closed for the Lee-Jackson and Martin Luther King Jr. Holidays

TimeFriday, January 18, 2019–Monday, January 21, 2019


volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, January 26, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

Register Here
book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, February 13, 2019 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOrientation Room
PriceFree

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. This month, discuss Code Girls by Liza Mundy (2018’s Nonfiction Award winner and People's Choice Nonfiction Award winner), and pick up March's book, Fire Is Your Water by Jim Minick (a 2018 Fiction Award finalist). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, February 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

Register Here
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Closed for George Washington’s Birthday

TimeSaturday, February 16, 2019–Monday, February 18, 2019


datathon

[Postponed] GOVERNOR'S DATATHON 2019

Equity in K–20 Education Datathon 

TimeThursday, February 21, 2019–Friday, February 22, 2019
LocationReading Room, Conference Rooms, and Lecture Hall
PriceFree

This event has been postponed until October 3rd and 4th.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, February 23, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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storytelling event

Secretly Y'all presents: (im/em)MIGRATION STORIES

TimeMonday, February 25, 2019 from 7:30 PM–9:00 PM
LocationArdent Craft Ales, 3200 W. Leigh Street, Richmond
Price$5 requested donation to go to a charity TBD

The Library of Virginia's exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond has inspired the storytelling organization Secretly Y'all to seek out immigration and emigration stories for its February event. They're looking for stories of the journeys that brought people here: What did it mean to leave one place behind to come to a new one? What had to be left behind in order to do so? What’s it like using English as a second or third language? How did you make a home, a job, a life here in this mid-Atlantic state? Why did you choose the commonwealth? Is there a difference between what it means to be American versus what it means to be a Virginian? If you are a second- or third-generation member of an immigrant family—or even a fourth or fifth—what made your home, upbringing, or experiences unique from others you observed around you?


Come out to Ardent Craft Ales on February 25 to hear fascinating stories, taste delicious beer, and learn more about the Library's New Virginians exhibition, created in partnership with Virginia Humanities and a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. Doors open at 5:30 PM, stories at 7:30 PM.


If you have a story you would like Secretly Y'all to consider, please e-mail a short synopsis and a brief personal bio to secretlyall@gmail.com. Since this is a special event, storytellers will have up to 10 minutes to share their stories. For more information, visit www.secretlyall.org.

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book talk

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES: ZACHARY WOOD

Uncensored:

My Life & Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black & White America

TimeTuesday, March 5, 2019 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree

Join us for the first event of the 2019 Carole Weinstein Author Series. Zachary R. Wood, a columnist and assistant opinion editor at The Guardian and a Robert L. Bartley Fellow at the Wall Street Journal, will discuss his powerful memoir, Uncensored, which offers his perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions. Wood grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, where the only way to survive was resisting the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and perspectives. By sharing his troubled upbringing—from a difficult early childhood to the struggles of code-switching between his home and his elite private school—Wood makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others and presents a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations. A book signing will follow the talk. For more information, contact Emma Ito at 804.692.3726 or emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov.

book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, March 13, 2019 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOrientation Room
PriceFree

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. This month, discuss Fire Is Your Water by Jim Minick (a 2018 Fiction Award finalist). For April, in honor of National Poetry Month, we'll each pick a poem by one of the LVA Literary Award–winning poets to share and discuss (a list will be provided at the March meeting). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, March 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

Register Here
lecture

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE TALK: The Germ of a Book

TimeTuesday, March 19, 2019 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Do you have the germ of a great book idea? Did you stumble upon a news brief that captivates you? Maybe you've uncovered a family history that feels important or found something in the stacks you keep thinking about. Library of Virginia writer-in-residence Kristen Green, author of the New York Times best seller Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County—with assistance from Ginny Dunn, the Library's Archives and Library Reference Services manager—will explain how to take that morsel and use it to build a broader story through deep reading, research, and interviews. Green will provide examples of materials available from the Library of Virginia’s collections and from online resources to add details and texture to build a richer narrative. For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.

book talk

BOOK TALK WITH MEGAN TAYLOR SHOCKLEY

Creating a Progressive Commonwealth:

Women Activists, Feminism, and the Politics of Social Change in Virginia, 1970s–2000s

TimeWednesday, March 20, 2019 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

In honor of National Women's History Month, author Megan Taylor Shockley will speak about her new book, Creating a Progressive Commonwealth: Women Activists, Feminism, and the Politics of Social Change in Virginia, 1970s–2000s. This innovative study illustrates how feminists in the state challenged the traditional patriarchal system and engaged directly with the legislature through grassroots educational efforts on three major initiatives: passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, protection of abortion rights, and pursuit of legal and social rights for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Shockley challenges the monolithic view of the region as a conservative bastion and argues that feminist advocates have provided crucial social progressive force. A research professor of history at Clemson University, Shockley, is also the coauthor of Changing History: Virginia Women Through Four Centuries, published by the Library of Virginia. A book signing will follow the talk. For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.

lecture

A Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry

TimeWednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
Price$10 (Free for Semper Virginia Society members)

Kenyatta D. Berry, co-host of the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, joins us to discuss genealogy, family history, and her new book. The Family Tree Toolkit is designed to help genealogists navigate the sometimes overwhelming, sometimes treacherous, and sometimes exhilarating waters of finding ancestors. Topics include how and where to begin, what records are available online and in repositories, what to do once you find the information, how to share your story, and—of course—DNA discoveries. Berry is a professional genealogist, lecturer, writer, and attorney whose career spans 20 years of data collection, in-depth genealogical research, and historical content in the discipline of genealogy. A book signing will follow the talk. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at  ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.


Due to the popularity of this program, please inform us at least 48 hours in advance of the event if you require a refund.  

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conference

Straight to the Source: An Introduction to Research Using the Collections at the Library of Virginia

TimeFriday, March 29, 2019 from 8:30 AM–3:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$50 ($35 for member of the Friends of the Virginia State Archives) and includes a box lunch.

In cooperation with the Library of Virginia, the Friends of the Virginia State Archives present their annual Spring Conference featuring presentations by the professional Library staff about the collections at the Library of Virginia. Pre-registration is required by March 25, 2019. Attendance is limited. Learn more at friendsvirginiaarchives.org or email straight.to.the.source@gmail.com.

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, March 30, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

Register Here
panel discussion

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

TimeTuesday, April 2, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University's Global Education Office), this is the first of three spring evening events, with three more scheduled for the fall. 


April 2's screening is New York: A Documentary Film, with discussion led by VCU Globe's Barbara Ingber. Becoming American is designed to engage and enlighten audiences by screening documentary films that represent a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and the present. For more information, contact Emma Ito via emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.


Becoming American is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience. The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.


This event complements the Library's current exhibition, New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, presented by the Library and Virginia Humanities, a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

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book talk

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES: KHIZR KHAN 

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

TimeThursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree

Charlottesville-based author Khizr Khan joins us as part of the 2019 Carole Weinstein Author Series to discuss his book An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice, the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream. The Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating speaker electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution. In this timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khan, the oldest of 10 children born to farmers in Pakistan, was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America—the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility—tragically lost his son, an army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He is a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most. Reception at 5:30 PM, program 6:00–7:00 PM. A book signing will follow the talk. This event complements the Library’s current exhibition, New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond. For more information, contact Emma Ito at 804.692.3726 or emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov.

workshop

BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Finding Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

TimeFriday, April 5, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library staff members Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) and Nathan Verilla (reference archivist) to learn about basic research strategies, useful websites, and helpful resources found at the Library. No experience necessary. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

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panel discussion

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

TimeTuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University's Global Education Office), this is the second of three spring evening events with three more scheduled for the fall. 


April 9's film is My American Girls, with discussion led by VCU Globe's Barbara Ingber. Becoming American is designed to engage and enlighten audiences by screening documentary films that represent a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and the present. For more information, contact Emma Ito via emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.


Becoming American is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience.  The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.


This event complements the Library's current exhibition, New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, presented by the Library and Virginia Humanities, a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

Learn More
book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOrientation Room
PriceFree

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. For April, in honor of National Poetry Month, we'll each pick a poem by one of the LVA Literary Award–winning poets to share and discuss. (Choose from the list here: www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/winners.htm#Poetry. These poets are already taken: Claudia Emerson, Corrie Williamson, Sally Keith, Luanne Keener-Mikenas, and Rita Dove.)


Then pick up May's book, The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs, by Janet Peery (2018’s Fiction Award winner).


Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

Register Here
workshop

The Heart of the Story

TimeFriday, April 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$10 (Free for Semper Virginia Society members)

Whether you want to write an essay, a short story, a book, or a journalism piece, the key is to figure out exactly what the story is. Led by Kristen Green, the Library's writer-in-residence and author of the New York Times best seller Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County—with assistance from Ginny Dunn, the Library's Archives and Library Reference Services manager—this workshop will explore how to take a morsel of an idea and broaden it to have wider appeal. Learn how to do historical research to find supporting details in the Library's collections and online resources. Discover ways to refine your story ideas to get to the heart of the matter. Leave with new tools for making your story more focused and detailed. Feel free to bring a laptop or tablet if you’d like, but it’s not required. Both emerging and experienced writers are welcome. Minimum age is 16. For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726. 

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panel discussion

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

TimeTuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University's Global Education Office), this is the third of three spring evening events, with three more scheduled for the fall. 


April 16's film is The New Americans, with discussion led by VCU Globe's Christina Marino. Becoming American is designed to engage and enlighten audiences by screening documentary films that represent a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and the present. For more information, contact Emma Ito via emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.


Becoming American is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience.  The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.


This event complements the Library's current exhibition, New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, presented by the Library and Virginia Humanities, a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

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book talk

Researching African American Lives in Richmond | RVA LitCrawl

TimeSaturday, April 20, 2019 from 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
LocationBBGB Tales for Kids Bookstore, 3003 West Cary Street, Richmond VA 23221
PriceFree

Authors Gigi Amateau, Elvatrice Belsches, and Kristen Green will read and talk about their research into the lives of African Americans, presented by the Library of Virginia and BBGB Tales for Kids Bookstore. RVA LitCrawl, "Where Readers and Writers Unite," is a two-day reading series that celebrates Richmond's literary talent and makes connections with those who love to read. This year it sweeps through the many shops and restaurants in Carytown, where authors will share their work on social justice, African Americans, women writing for women, literature for young people, LGBTQ+ lives, and much more. For more information, contact Deanna Chavez at deanna.chavez@lva.virginia.gov or 804-692-3631 or go to the RVA LitCrawl website.

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book talk

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES: THOMAS P. KAPSIDELIS

After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

TimeWednesday, April 24, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree

Join us for the launch of award-winning journalist Thomas Kapsidelis's new book, After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings, and a panel discussion on the topic, part of the 2019 Carole Weinstein Author Series. The book examines the decade after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre through the experiences of survivors and community members who advocated for reforms in gun safety, campus security, trauma recovery, and mental health. Reaching beyond policy implications, After Virginia Tech illuminates personal accounts of recovery and resilience that can offer a ray of hope to millions of Americans concerned about the consequences of gun violence. Kapsidelis conducted research for the book at the Library of Virginia during his stint as a Virginia Humanities Research Fellow. Joining him in the discussion are Elizabeth Hilscher, the mother of one of the students killed at Virginia Tech and a member of the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and Sarah Kleiner, a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, who has covered mental health issues in Virginia. Reception at 5:30 PM, program 6:00–7:00 PM. A book signing will follow the talk. For more information, contact Emma Ito at 804.692.3726 or emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, April 27, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

Register Here
lecture

16TH ANNUAL ALAN M. & NATHALIE P. VOORHEES LECTURE ON THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY

Pictorial Maps: The Art, History, and Culture of this Popular Map Genre 

TimeSaturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall, Conference Rooms, and Conservation Lab
Price$10 (Free for Fry-Jefferson Map Society & Semper Virginia Society members)

The 2019 Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography will focus on “Pictorial Maps: The Art, History, and Culture of this Popular Map Genre." Dr. Stephen J. Hornsby will speak on "Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps." He is the director of the Canadian American Center at the University of Maine and focuses his research on historical geography and American cartography in the early 20th century. Eliane Dotson, owner of Old World Auctions and president of the Washington Map Society, will speak on “Putting the 'Art' back in Cartography.” An exhibition of pictorial maps from the Library’s collections will also be on display throughout the day. While the lectures do not begin until 1:00 PM, there are several activities offered during the morning, including a map exhibition, map appraisals by Old World Auctions, and tours of the Conservation Lab (reservation required). A workshop on "Exploring Maps in LVA's DigiTool" will be offered at 11:00 AM by the Library of Virginia’s senior map archivist, Cassandra Britt Farrell (reservation required). Box lunches are offered for advance purchase only. For more information, contact Dawn Greggs at dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3813.

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lecture

VIRGINIA HUMANITIES RESEARCH FELLOW TALK

The Riverkeepers: The Cherokees, Their Neighbors, and the Rivers that Made America 

TimeTuesday, April 30, 2019 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Greg Smithers, a professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, for a talk on his research for a project entitled The Riverkeepers: The Cherokees, Their Neighbors, and the Rivers that Made America. The book is a biography of aquatic places that Cherokee people and their indigenous neighbors believed were filled with spirits and ghosts, human and animal life, and forces that brought (and bring) the land to life. Ranging from pre-contact indigenous history through the present era of rapid climate change, the book will reveal the enduring significance of ecology while providing fresh insights into the diplomatic, military, economic, and cultural histories of Native-European encounters. Smithers is interested in the Library's map collection and colonial history holdings. For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726. 

lecture

VIRGINIA HUMANITIES RESEARCH FELLOW TALK

The Saving Grace of Spring Rolls: A Story of Food, Place, and Family 

TimeTuesday, May 7, 2019 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Kim O'Connell, an independent scholar from Arlington, for a talk on her research using her own story of mixed-race heritage—half-Caucasian, half-Vietnamese—to explore Vietnamese immigrants and refugees who came to Virginia in the wake of the Vietnam War. Her work is for a forthcoming book that shares a title with this talk. Connecting food and culture, spring rolls are used as a symbol throughout O'Connell's work to represent determination, heritage, and healing. She has already found federal publications on government policies and newspaper stories on refugees' experiences. This subject complements the Library's current exhibition, New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond. For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726. 

book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOrientation Room
PriceFree

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. This month, discuss The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs, by Janet Peery (2018’s Fiction Award winner), and pick up June's book, Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas, by Donna M. Lucey (2018’s Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award winner). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, May 8, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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workshop

Sparks for Creative Expression in the Library’s Collections

TimeWednesday, May 8, 2019 from 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$20 ($15 for Semper Virginia Society members and students)

Discover a new character waiting in a 1903 hotel ledger wide as a bed pillow. Unspool plot threads from messages scrawled across historic postcards. Let a pictorial map or a funky placemat from a roadside diner spark an idea for a setting. Encounter images or rhythms that serve as tinder for poetry or memoir. Join poet-librarian Wendy DeGroat in this workshop to ignite your creativity with fascinating artifacts from the Library’s archives. Emerging and experienced writers welcome. Enrollment limited to 16 participants. Minimum age is 16. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726. 

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workshop

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

TimeFriday, May 10, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia reference archivists Dawn Tinnell and Bill Bynum introduce you to the types of records in the Library's collections and help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, May 18, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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closing

Closed for Memorial Day Holiday 

TimeSaturday, May 25, 2019–Monday, May 27, 2019


book talk

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES: BRAD PARKS

The Last Act

TimeTuesday, June 4, 2019 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Kick off the summer reading season with the latest crime thriller from international best-selling author Brad Parks, part of the 2019 Carole Weinstein Author Series. A former journalist with the Washington Post, Parks is now a full-time novelist living in Virginia—and the only writer to have won all three of American crime fiction’s most prestigious prizes: the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty awards. His latest book, The Last Act, tells the story of a fading Broadway star who goes undercover for the FBI, spending months in prison acting as a failed bank robber in an attempt to take down a Mexican drug cartel. If he’s successful, the FBI will give him $300,000—more than enough to jumpstart a new life. But does he have what it takes to pull off one final role? The novel “packs on the suspenseful surprises and plot reversals that made Parks a mainstay on the best-seller lists,” according to Library Journal. A book signing will follow the talk. For more information, contact Emma Ito at 804.692.3726 or emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov.

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INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Out of the Shadows: Little-Known Records for Virginia Genealogy

TimeFriday, June 7, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia archivists Tom Crew and Jennifer Huff will discuss a variety of records that are often overlooked when doing family history research, such as Virginia penitentiary records, Prohibition Commission records, state mental hospital records, court order books, business records, and militia commission records. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

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Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOrientation Room
PriceFree

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. This month, discuss Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas, by Donna M. Lucey (2018’s Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award winner), and pick up July's book. Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, June 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Closed for Independence Day

TimeThursday, July 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, July 10, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870

TimeFriday, July 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Explore the methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways to determine whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. Learn about the Library's collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers, lists, wills, deeds, and tax records as well as selected federal records that can be accessed through databases. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

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LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA WORKSHOP AT YORKTOWN

African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870 

TimeFriday, July 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationAmerican Revolution Museum, Conference Rooms D & E, 200 Water Street, Yorktown
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members & Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Annual Fund members)

Explore the methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways to determine whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. Learn about the Library's collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers, lists, wills, deeds, and tax records as well as selected federal records that can be accessed through databases. Enjoy an optional free tour of the special exhibition Forgotten Soldiers: African American Soldiers in the American Revolution.

For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, July 27, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Historic Census Records at the Library of Virginia 

TimeFriday, August 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

United States Census records provide a framework for initial genealogical research as well as offering significant clues to comprehending a bigger picture of a person’s life—his or her family relations, community, migrations, and livelihood. Led by Library staff members Mary Clark (director of acquisitions and access management), Kevin Shupe (archivist), and John Deal (editor), this workshop will illuminate the particulars of each census, suggesting potential search strategies, tips for finding missing ancestors, and ways to mine the census for more information. We will also introduce the non-population and special censuses, such as agricultural, slave, mortality, and veterans’ censuses, showing how they might provide useful insights. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.

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LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA WORKSHOP AT YORKTOWN

To Common Defense: Military Records for Genealogical Research 

TimeFriday, August 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationAmerican Revolution Museum, Conference Rooms D & E, 200 Water Street, Yorktown
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members & Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Annual Fund members)

The Library of Virginia is the most important repository of military records of Virginians who served in various ways from Virginia’s founding to the end of World War II. Library staff members Tom Crew (senior reference archivist) and Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) present records unique to the Library, as well as records available on microfilm and in digital format from institutions such as the National Archives, including printed resources. Service in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II will be highlighted, along with militia service through the centuries, as well as lesser-known conflicts such as the War of 1812 and the French and Indian War. Enjoy an optional free tour of the special exhibition Forgotten Soldiers: African American Soldiers in the American Revolution. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

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volunteer opportunity

Help Us Celebrate Our

Transcribe-aversary

TimeSaturday, August 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
LocationLobby and Conference Rooms
PriceFree

All participants in the Library of Virginia's Making History: Transcribe project are invited to join us for a day of archival insights, tips on advancing your skills in reading old documents, and information about Virginia during World War I. We'll also be transcribing, of course. Coffee and lunch are provided—and birthday cake too! These hours can be counted as community service through the HandsOn platform.

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Closed for Labor Day Holiday

TimeSaturday, August 31, 2019–Monday, September 2, 2019


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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Virginia Immigration Research, 1607–1952 

TimeFriday, September 6, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia archivist Cara Griggs leads this workshop focused on records from 1607 to 1952 concerning the immigration of individuals who came to Virginia. Learn about passenger lists and naturalization records as well as strategies for identifying birthplaces through records that relate to immigration and naturalization, vital records, obituaries, cemetery records, the records of religious organizations, and records from an individual's country of origin. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, September 28, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Closed for Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day Holidays

TimeMonday, October 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


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Closed for Event Preparation

TimeSaturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Closed to prepare for our annual Literary Awards Celebration.

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Library of Virginia Literary Awards

TimeSaturday, October 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
LocationLobby

Mark your calendars and save the date for our 22nd annual celebration! Look for more details to come.

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BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Finding Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

TimeFriday, October 25, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library staff members to learn about basic research strategies, useful websites, and helpful resources found at the Library. No experience necessary. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, October 26, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Closed for Veterans Day

TimeMonday, November 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

TimeFriday, November 15, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia reference archivists Amanda Morrell and Jennifer Huff and reference services librarian Zach Vickery introduce you to the types of records in the Library's collections and help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

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Closed for Anthem Richmond Marathon

TimeSaturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Closed for the Anthem Richmond Marathon in downtown Richmond!

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, November 23, 2019 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

TimeWednesday, November 27, 2019–Saturday, November 30, 2019

Closed from noon on November 27 through November 30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, December 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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Closed for the Christmas Holidays

TimeTuesday, December 24, 2019–Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Ongoing Gallery Exhibitions
exhibition

New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

TimeMonday, December 10, 2018–Saturday, December 7, 2019
LocationExhibition Gallery & Lobby
PriceFree

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite portrait of Virginia is becoming more complex, challenging an older, simpler understanding of what it means to be a Virginian. Whether our roots in the state go back ten thousand years, ten generations, or ten weeks, we must create the future of the commonwealth together. New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond explores the historical and continuous journey toward the ideals of America and seeks to foster an honest discussion about the immigrant and refugee experience and Virginia's increasing diversity. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition highlights the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. The interviews reveal the complexity of the experience for people representing a wide range of personal backgrounds, experiences, ages, and countries of origin—Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. To complement the videos, the exhibition includes objects that have special meaning for the interviewees. New Virginians is a Legacy Project of the American Evolution, 2019 Commemoration.

Ongoing Traveling Exhibitions

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

at the Fairfax Museum

TimeMonday, January 7, 2019–Saturday, February 16, 2019
LocationFairfax Museum
PriceFree

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled Traveling Exhibition tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

True Sons of Freedom

at the Manassas Museum

TimeMonday, December 3, 2018–Saturday, February 23, 2019
LocationManassas Museum
PriceFree

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 


To view the online exhibition, go to www.virginiamemory.com/truesons.

Full Itinerary

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Library of Virginia

TimeMonday, January 28, 2019–Saturday, February 23, 2019
LocationLibrary of Virginia
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Shenandoah County Library

TimeMonday, January 28, 2019–Saturday, March 2, 2019
LocationShenandoah County Library
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

at Pittsylvania County Public Library

TimeMonday, February 18, 2019–Saturday, March 30, 2019
LocationPittsylvania County Public Library
PriceFree

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled Traveling Exhibition tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Virginia Women in History

at Library of Virginia

TimeFriday, March 1, 2019–Saturday, March 30, 2019
LocationLibrary of Virginia
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

Full Itinerary

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Radford Public Library

TimeMonday, February 25, 2019–Saturday, April 6, 2019
LocationRadford Public Library
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Alexandria Public Library (Burke Branch)

TimeMonday, March 4, 2019–Saturday, April 13, 2019
LocationAlexandria Public Library (Burke Branch)
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Virginia Women in History

at Central Community Library (Prince William Public Library System)

TimeMonday, March 4, 2019–Saturday, April 13, 2019
LocationCentral Community Library (Prince William Public Library System)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

Full Itinerary

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

at Danville Public Library

TimeMonday, April 1, 2019–Saturday, May 11, 2019
LocationDanville Public Library
PriceFree

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled Traveling Exhibition tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Virginia Women in History

at Mecklenburg County Public Library

TimeMonday, April 1, 2019–Saturday, May 11, 2019
LocationMecklenburg County Public Library
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

Full Itinerary

New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

at the Eastern Shore Public Library

TimeMonday, April 8, 2019–Saturday, May 18, 2019
LocationEastern Shore Public Library
PriceFree

Come visit the traveling version of the exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which explores the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition is a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Matoaca High School

TimeMonday, April 8, 2019–Saturday, May 18, 2019
LocationMatoaca High School
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

True Sons of Freedom

at Barrier Island Art Center

TimeMonday, March 4, 2019–Saturday, May 25, 2019
LocationBarrier Island Art Center
PriceFree

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 


To see the online exhibition, go to www.virginiamemory.com/truesons.

Full Itinerary

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Richmond Public Library (Main)

TimeMonday, April 15, 2019–Saturday, May 25, 2019
LocationRichmond Public Library (Main)
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Virginia Women in History

at Pamunkey Regional Library (Atlee Branch)

TimeMonday, April 15, 2019–Saturday, May 25, 2019
LocationPamunkey Regional Library (Atlee Branch)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

Full Itinerary

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

at Norfolk Public Library (Slover)

TimeSunday, May 12, 2019–Saturday, June 22, 2019
LocationNorfolk Public Library (Slover)
PriceFree

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled Traveling Exhibition tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Virginia Women in History

at Bristol Public Library

TimeMonday, May 13, 2019–Saturday, June 22, 2019
LocationBristol Public Library
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

Full Itinerary

New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

at Alexandria Public Library (Burke Branch)

TimeMonday, May 20, 2019–Saturday, June 29, 2019
LocationAlexandria Public Library (Burke Branch)
PriceFree

Come visit the traveling version of the exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which explores the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition is a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Staunton Public Library

TimeMonday, May 20, 2019–Saturday, June 29, 2019
LocationStaunton Public Library
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Massanutten Regional Library

TimeMonday, May 27, 2019–Saturday, July 6, 2019
LocationMassanutten Regional Library
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

Virginia Women in History

at Henrico County Public Library (Varina Area)

TimeMonday, May 27, 2019–Saturday, July 6, 2019
LocationHenrico County Public Library (Varina Area)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

at Loudoun County Public Library

TimeMonday, June 24, 2019–Saturday, August 3, 2019
LocationLoudoun County Public Library
PriceFree

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled Traveling Exhibition tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Virginia Women in History

at Fairfax County Public Library (Martha Washington branch)

TimeMonday, June 24, 2019–Saturday, August 3, 2019
LocationFairfax County Public Library (Martha Washington branch)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

at Powhatan County Public Library

TimeMonday, July 1, 2019–Saturday, August 10, 2019
LocationPowhatan County Public Library
PriceFree

Come visit the traveling version of the exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which explores the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition is a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Williamsburg Regional Library

TimeMonday, July 1, 2019–Saturday, August 10, 2019
LocationWilliamsburg Regional Library
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Blue Ridge Regional Library (Martinsville)

TimeMonday, July 8, 2019–Saturday, August 17, 2019
LocationBlue Ridge Regional Library (Martinsville)
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Virginia Women in History

at Richmond Public Library (Main)

TimeMonday, July 8, 2019–Saturday, August 17, 2019
LocationRichmond Public Library (Main)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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True Sons of Freedom

at Chesterfield County Public Library

TimeMonday, June 3, 2019–Saturday, August 24, 2019
LocationChesterfield County Public Library
PriceFree

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.


See the online exhibition at www.virginiamemory.com/truesons.

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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

at Shenandoah County Library

TimeMonday, August 5, 2019–Saturday, September 14, 2019
LocationShenandoah County Library
PriceFree

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled Traveling Exhibition tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Virginia Women in History

at Waynesboro Public Library

TimeMonday, August 5, 2019–Saturday, September 14, 2019
LocationWaynesboro Public Library
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

at Blacksburg Library

TimeMonday, August 12, 2019–Saturday, September 21, 2019
LocationBlacksburg Library
PriceFree

Come visit the traveling version of the exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which explores the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition is a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Richmond Public Library (Broad Rock)

TimeMonday, August 12, 2019–Saturday, September 21, 2019
LocationRichmond Public Library (Broad Rock)
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Mecklenburg County Public Library (Boydton)

TimeMonday, August 19, 2019–Saturday, September 28, 2019
LocationMecklenburg County Public Library (Boydton)
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Virginia Women in History

at Slover Library (Norfolk)

TimeMonday, August 19, 2019–Saturday, September 28, 2019
LocationSlover Library (Norfolk)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

at Buchanan County Public Library

TimeMonday, September 16, 2019–Saturday, October 26, 2019
LocationBuchanan County Public Library
PriceFree

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled Traveling Exhibition tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Virginia Women in History

at York County Public Library (Tabb Branch)

TimeMonday, September 16, 2019–Saturday, October 26, 2019
LocationYork County Public Library (Tabb Branch)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

at Massanutten Regional Library

TimeMonday, September 23, 2019–Saturday, November 2, 2019
LocationMassanutten Regional Library
PriceFree

Come visit the traveling version of the exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which explores the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition is a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Central Rappahannock Regional Library

TimeMonday, September 23, 2019–Saturday, November 2, 2019
LocationCentral Rappahannock Regional Library
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at the Middlesex County Historical Society & Museum

TimeMonday, September 30, 2019–Saturday, November 9, 2019
LocationMiddlesex County Historical Society & Museum
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Virginia Women in History

at Centreville Regional Library

TimeMonday, September 30, 2019–Saturday, November 9, 2019
LocationCentreville Regional Library
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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True Sons of Freedom

at Loudoun County Public Library

TimeTuesday, September 3, 2019–Saturday, November 30, 2019
LocationLoudoun County Public Library
PriceFree

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.


See the online exhibition at www.virginiamemory.com/truesons.

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Virginia Women in History

at Pamunkey Regional Library (King and Queen County)

TimeMonday, October 28, 2019–Saturday, December 7, 2019
LocationPamunkey Regional Library (King and Queen County)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Powhatan County Public Library

TimeMonday, November 4, 2019–Saturday, December 14, 2019
LocationPowhatan County Public Library
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

at James Madison University Libraries

TimeMonday, November 4, 2019–Saturday, December 14, 2019
LocationJames Madison University Libraries
PriceFree

Come visit the traveling version of the exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which explores the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition is a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

at Waynesboro Public Library

TimeMonday, November 11, 2019–Saturday, December 21, 2019
LocationWaynesboro Public Library
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor seven distinguished Virginians as the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. The men and women featured offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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Virginia Women in History

at Augusta County Public Library (Fishersville)

TimeMonday, November 11, 2019–Saturday, December 21, 2019
LocationAugusta County Public Library (Fishersville)
PriceFree

Women have played an integral part in Virginia from its beginnings, yet their contributions as educators, nurses, lay leaders and missionaries, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, business leaders, laborers, civic activists, and community builders have often been overlooked in the history books. As part of National Women's History Month, the Library of Virginia presents the Virginia Women in History to honor eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. 

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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

at Handley Regional Library

TimeMonday, December 9, 2019–Saturday, January 18, 2020
LocationHandley Regional Library
PriceFree

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled Traveling Exhibition tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

at the Fairfax Museum

TimeMonday, December 16, 2019–Saturday, January 25, 2020
LocationFairfax Museum
PriceFree

Come visit the traveling version of the exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which explores the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition is a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

Full Itinerary

True Sons of Freedom

at Mecklenburg County Public Library

TimeMonday, December 9, 2019–Saturday, March 7, 2020
LocationMecklenburg County Public Library
PriceFree

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.


See the online exhibition at www.virginiamemory.com/truesons.

Full Itinerary
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