2020 Events
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Closed for the New Year's Holiday

TimeWednesday, January 1, 2020 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, January 8, 2020 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationComputer Classroom
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). Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On at 804-330-7400. Registration is required.

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book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, January 8, 2020 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 Bearskin by James McLaughlin (a 2019 Fiction Award finalist) and pick up February's book, We Face the Dawn by Margaret Edds (a 2019 Nonfiction Award finalist). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792. 

civic conversations: a small-group discussion series

A Conversation about Monuments

TimeWednesday, January 8, 2020 from 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Free and open to the public, this small-group discussion series encourages informed conversations around contemporary issues and topics. On the second Wednesday of the month, the Library will screen a segment from a documentary film, followed by moderated discussion led by an expert or authority on the subject. Audience members are encouraged to share their perspectives with the group.


January 8’s event features a short documentary from the American Museum of Natural History, The Meaning of a Monument, about the Theodore Roosevelt monument in New York City. Our conversation will center around these historical and contemporary landmarks. The Library of Virginia’s director of Public Services and Outreach, Gregg Kimball, will lead with discussion. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726. 

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

TimeFriday, January 17, 2020–Monday, January 20, 2020

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, January 25, 2020 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationComputer Classroom
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). Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On at 804-330-7400. Registration is required.

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lecture and walking tour

The Western State Hospital Experience

TimeSaturday, January 25, 2020 from 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
LocationThe Blackburn Inn, 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton, Virginia 24401
Price$29.50

Formerly a hospital campus for the mentally ill composed of several buildings once included on the National Register for Historic Places, Western State has a very colorful history. Guests will enjoy a 60-minute visual presentation about the history of Western State, delivered by historian, author, and photographer John Plashal. This presentation will take place in the penthouse suite of the Lofts Building, which once served as a prison. The talk will be followed by a walking tour of the immediate area, which includes the cemetery, the exteriors of several of the abandoned buildings, and the recently renovated Administration Building, which is now Staunton's most picturesque hotel, the Blackburn Inn.


This unique program is brought to you by John Plashal Photo in partnership with the Library of Virginia. For more information, contact John Plashal at john@johnplashalphoto.com

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, February 12, 2020 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationComputer Classroom
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). Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On at 804-330-7400. Registration is required.

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book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, February 12, 2020 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 We Face the Dawn by Margaret Edds (a 2019 Nonfiction Award finalist) and pick up March's book, Vox by Christina Dalcher (a 2019 People’s Choice Award for Fiction finalist). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792. 

civic conversations: a small-group discussion series

A Conversation about Freedom Riders

and Nonviolent Activism

TimeWednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Free and open to the public, this small-group discussion series encourages informed conversations around complex topics affecting Virginia. On the second Wednesday of each month, the Library will screen a segment from a documentary film, followed by a round-table conversation with input from a moderator and historical expert from the Library. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the group.


February 12’s event features a screening from the movie Freedom Riders and conversations around nonviolent activism during the struggle for racial justice. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726. 

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Closed for George Washington’s Birthday

TimeSaturday, February 15, 2020–Monday, February 17, 2020

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, February 29, 2020 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationComputer Classroom
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). Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On at 804-330-7400. Registration is required.

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, March 11, 2020 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationComputer Classroom
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). Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On at 804-330-7400. Registration is required.

Register Here
book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, March 11, 2020 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 Vox by Christina Dalcher (a 2019 People’s Choice Award for Fiction finalist). In April, in honor of National Poetry Month, we'll discuss a poetry roundup. Loaner books are available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792. 

civic conversations: a small-group discussion series

A Conversation about Feminism

TimeWednesday, March 11, 2020 from 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Free and open to the public, this small-group discussion series encourages informed conversations around complex topics affecting Virginia. On the second Wednesday of each month, the Library will screen a segment from a documentary film, followed by a round-table conversation with input from a moderator and historical expert from the Library. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives with the group. 


March 11’s event features a screening from the Netflix documentary Feminists: What Were They Thinking with conversations around current and historic feminist terminology and attitudes. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726. 

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book talk

CANCELLED: BOOK LAUNCH & CELEBRATION

The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia

TimeThursday, March 12, 2020 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationLecture Hall & Lobby
PriceFree

*We regret that our Book Launch & Celebration has been cancelled.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff are top priorities for the Library of Virginia. We are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation closely and following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, which advise the public to minimize risk by avoiding group gatherings.*



Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment! Join us for the launch of The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia, a new book that explores the remarkable achievements of women who fought for the right to vote in the commonwealth. Costumed interpreters from Maymont will kick off the event with a ca. 1916 suffrage rally that includes pro and con viewpoints before leading us into the Lecture Hall for a conversation with the authors. Brent Tarter, Marianne E. Julienne, and Barbara Batson—whose research unearthed new information and discovered women who have never before appeared in history books—are also the curators of the Library of Virginia’s exhibition We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia, running through December 5, 2020, in the Exhibition Gallery. Reception at 5:30 PM, program at 6:00 PM, book signings at 7:00 PM. The book is available online or at the Virginia Shop. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.

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workshop

CANCELLED: GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Irish Ancestry Research

TimeFriday, March 13, 2020 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

*We regret that our Ulster Genealogy event has been cancelled. If you registered for the workshop, you may contact us for a refund.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff are top priorities for the Library of Virginia. We are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation closely and following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, which advise the public to minimize risk by avoiding group gatherings.*


Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt with the Ulster Historical Foundation will conduct a workshop about Irish and Scots-Irish research, including church records, land records, and Ulster Plantation sources for finding 17th-century families in Ireland. The Belfast-based registered charity and educational nonprofit is one of the leading genealogical resources on this topic and has helped transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

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book talk

CANCELLED: WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES

Sweet Bitter Blues: A Conversation with Authors Phil Wiggins & Frank Matheis

TimeThursday, March 19, 2020 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree

**We regret that this event has been cancelled. The health and safety of our visitors and staff are top priorities for the Library of Virginia. We are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation closely and following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, which advise the public to minimize risk by avoiding group gatherings.**


Please join us as the Library hosts authors Phil Wiggins and Frank Matheis in a conversation about Sweet Bitter Blues, a compelling and personal narrative about the Piedmont blues scene in the Washington, D.C., area. Many of the region’s best-known traditional bluesmen and women had deep roots in Virginia, including Flora Molton, Archie Edwards, and Wiggins’s long-time musical partner, John Cephas. Audience members will also be treated to a performance of Piedmont blues by Wiggins, a widely acknowledged master of the Piedmont style and a blues harmonica legend.

  

This is the inaugural event in the 2020 Carole Weinstein Author Series, which supports the literary arts by bringing both new and well-known authors to the Library of Virginia. Free and open to the public, the series focuses on Virginia authors and Virginia subjects across all genres. A reception opens this evening at 5:30 PM, followed by the program at 6:00 PM and a book signing at 7:15 PM. Books are available for pre-order in the Virginia Shop at 804.692.3524 or for purchase at thevirginiashop.org/sweetbitterblues.aspx. For more information, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or dawn.greggs@lva.virgina.gov.

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volunteer opportunity

CANCELLED: Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, March 28, 2020 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationComputer Classroom
PriceFree

*We regret that this event has been cancelled. The health and safety of our visitors and staff are top priorities for the Library of Virginia. We are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation closely and following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, which advise the public to minimize risk by avoiding group gatherings.*


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). Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On at 804-330-7400. Registration is required.

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off-site tour & storytelling event

Postponed: The Belmead on the James 175th Birthday Celebration

TimeSunday, March 29, 2020 from 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
LocationBelmead Stables & Riding Club, 5001 Carterville Road, Powhatan, Virginia 23139
Price$55

This event has been postponed. Watch for news about a rescheduled date.


Belmead on the James, an 1845 Gothic Revival manor house on 2,200 acres built for Brigadier General Philip St. George Cocke, later served as the centerpiece for the education of over 15,000 African American students. Celebrate Belmead’s 175th birthday with a full day of fascinating tours, visual presentations, and live storytelling sessions from former students. A food truck will be on-site with lunch and dinner options. Presented by John Plashal Photo in partnership with the Library of Virginia. For more information, contact John Plashal at john@johnplashalphoto.com. Optional photo shoot opportunities in the evening after 5pm.

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volunteer opportunity

CANCELLED: Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, April 8, 2020 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationComputer Classroom
PriceFree

*We regret that this event has been cancelled. The health and safety of our visitors and staff are top priorities for the Library of Virginia. We are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation closely and following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, which advise the public to minimize risk by avoiding group gatherings.*


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). Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On at 804-330-7400. Registration is required.

Register Here
book club

CANCELLED: Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, April 8, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOrientation Room
PriceFree

*We regret that this event has been cancelled. The health and safety of our visitors and staff are top priorities for the Library of Virginia. We are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation closely and following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, which advise the public to minimize risk by avoiding group gatherings.*


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, in honor of National Poetry Month, we'll discuss a poetry roundup. Next month, we’ll dive into The Fallen by David Baldacci (a 2019 People’s Choice Award for Fiction finalist). Loaner books are available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792. 

workshop

CANCELLED: BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Finding Your Virginia Family History:

An Introduction to Genealogical Research

TimeFriday, April 10, 2020 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

*We regret that this workshop has been cancelled. Those who registered will receive refunds through Eventbrite.


The health and safety of our visitors and staff are top priorities for the Library of Virginia. We are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation closely and following guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, which advise the public to minimize risk by avoiding group gatherings.*


Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library of Virginia archivists Dawn Tinnell and Nathan Verilla 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 at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

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webinar

Find Your Family History: Genealogy Webinar Series

TimeFriday, April 10, 2020 from 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Explore your family tree from the comfort of your own couch! Join us for this first online event in a free genealogy webinar series. With the cancellation of this spring’s beginner and intermediate genealogy workshops, the Library of Virginia is offering a three-part webinar series to help you trace your roots.


The April 10 portion of the series now has a link to watch the webinar. Thank you to all who participated in the Q & A session! Please check Eventbrite for the status of the other two webinars.


April 10: Archivist Dawn Tinnell offers beginner research tips, strategies, and types of sources useful in genealogical research.


April 24: Archivist Nathan Verilla demonstrates genealogical databases and other relevant websites, both free and subscription, for genealogical research.


May 8: Community outreach specialist Ashley Ramey explores the Library’s website, including catalog and digital collections, to help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research.


No previous genealogy experience is required. Watch any or all three of these recorded 30- to 45-minute webinars via GoToMeeting. Then follow up with a live Q&A session hosted by staff members on the Library’s “Finding Your Virginia Roots” Facebook Group page. Posts and comments on this page will answer genealogy research questions for two hours after each webinar ends. If you’re not already a member, please join our Facebook Group at any time!


In late May, after all three of these webinars are over, the recorded sessions will be available for viewing on the Library’s YouTube channel. Note: the YouTube versions will not include the Q&A sessions.


These free online offerings are abbreviated versions of our on-site genealogy workshops. You can see an overview of our ongoing workshops here. We look forward to seeing you at the Library when we re-open! For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or Catherine Fitzgerald Wyatt at catherine.fitzgeraldwyatt@lva.virginia.gov

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webinar

THIS WEBINAR IS FULL

Find Your Family History: Genealogy Webinar Series

TimeFriday, April 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Explore your family tree from the comfort of your own couch! With the cancellation of this spring’s beginner and intermediate genealogy workshops, the Library of Virginia is offering a three-part webinar series to help you trace your roots. Join us for this second online event in a free genealogy webinar series.


The April 10 portion of the series now has a link to watch the webinar. Thank you to all who participated in the Q & A session!

April 10: Archivist Dawn Tinnell offers beginner research tips, strategies, and types of sources useful in genealogical research.


The April 24 portion of the series now has a link to watch the webinar. Thank you to all who participated in the Q & A session!

Watch here for a link to watch the recorded webinar once the event is over.

April 24: Archivist Nathan Verilla demonstrates genealogical databases and other relevant websites, both free and subscription, for genealogical research.


The May 8 portion of the series in now FULL.

Watch here for a link to watch the recorded webinar once the event is over.

May 8: Community outreach specialist Ashley Ramey explores the Library’s website, including catalog and digital collections, to help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research.


No previous genealogy experience is required. Watch any or all three of these recorded 30- to 45-minute webinars via GoToMeeting. Then follow up with a live Q&A session hosted by staff members on the Library’s “Finding Your Virginia Roots” Facebook Group page. Posts and comments on this page will answer genealogy research questions for two hours after each webinar ends. If you’re not already a member, please join our Facebook Group at any time!


In late May, after all three of these webinars are over, the recorded sessions will be available for viewing on the Library's YouTube channel. Note: the YouTube versions will not include the Q&A sessions.


These free online offerings are abbreviated versions of our on-site genealogy workshops. You can see an overview of our ongoing workshops here. We look forward to seeing you at the Library when we re-open! For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or Catherine Fitzgerald Wyatt at catherine.fitzgeraldwyatt@lva.virginia.gov. 

Watch the Webinar
webinar

THIS WEBINAR IS FULL

Find Your Family History: Genealogy Webinar Series

TimeFriday, May 8, 2020 from 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Explore your family tree from the comfort of your own couch! With the cancellation of this spring’s beginner and intermediate genealogy workshops, the Library of Virginia is offering a three-part webinar series to help you trace your roots. Join us for this third online event in a free genealogy webinar series.


The April 10 portion of the series now has a link to watch the webinar. Thank you to all who participated in the Q & A session!

April 10: Archivist Dawn Tinnell offers beginner research tips, strategies, and types of sources useful in genealogical research.


The April 24 portion of the series now has a link to watch the webinar. Thank you to all who participated in the Q & A session!

April 24: Archivist Nathan Verilla demonstrates genealogical databases and other relevant websites, both free and subscription, for genealogical research.


The May 8 portion of the series in now FULL.

If you missed today's webinar this morning, you may now watch it by clicking HERE.

May 8: Community outreach specialist Ashley Ramey explores the Library’s website, including catalog and digital collections, to help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research.


No previous genealogy experience is required. Watch any or all three of these recorded 30- to 45-minute webinars via GoToMeeting. Then follow up with a live Q&A session hosted by staff members on the Library’s “Finding Your Virginia Roots” Facebook Group page. Posts and comments on this page will answer genealogy research questions for two hours after each webinar ends. If you’re not already a member, please join our Facebook Group at any time!


In late May, after all three of these webinars are over, the recorded sessions will be available for viewing on the Library’s YouTube channel. Note: the YouTube versions will not include the Q&A sessions.


These free online offerings are abbreviated versions of our on-site genealogy workshops. You can see an overview of our ongoing workshops here. We look forward to seeing you at the Library when we re-open! For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or Catherine Fitzgerald Wyatt at catherine.fitzgeraldwyatt@lva.virginia.gov

Watch the Webinar
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Closed for Memorial Day Holiday    

TimeSaturday, May 23, 2020–Monday, May 25, 2020

virtual presentation

IN THE GALLERY Video Premiere:

African American Women in the Suffrage Campaign in Virginia

TimeWednesday, June 24, 2020 from 1:00 PM–1:15 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Learn how white supremacy in Virginia affected the fight for women’s voting rights in this In the Gallery Facebook video premiere. Join education & outreach staff in the exhibition gallery where We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia opened earlier this year as part of the Library's centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Take a virtual field trip and learn about a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women whose fortitude paved the way for those who continue to fight for voting rights for all Virginians. Library staff members will be available to answer your questions about the exhibition in the comments section of our Education Facebook page. The video can also be viewed from the Library's main Facebook page.

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book club

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, June 24, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationVirtual Meeting
PriceFree

June’s book group meeting will be virtual. Please log in at 6:00 PM through either the GoogleMeets link or the phone number below:


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/hfh-uwev-jeu


Phone Number

(‪US)‪+1 347-941-2137

PIN: ‪343 725 357#


Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. This month, we'll discuss 1619: Jamestown and the Forging of Democracy by James Horn (a 2019 People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction finalist). 


Loaner books have all been claimed by current book group members, but check your local public library for curbside checkout or digital download. This book is also available at many online retail outlets, such as Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792. 

virtual presentation

IN THE GALLERY Video Premiere:

Maggie Lena Walker Registers to Vote

TimeWednesday, July 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM–1:15 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

What can a voter register tell us about the history of African American women’s suffrage in Virginia? Find out from this "In the Gallery" Facebook video premiere.


Join education & outreach staff in the exhibition gallery where We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia opened earlier this year as part of the Library's centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Take a virtual field trip and learn about a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women whose fortitude paved the way for those who continue to fight for voting rights for all Virginians. Library staff members will be available to answer your questions about the exhibition in the comments section of our Education Facebook page. The video can also be viewed from the Library's main Facebook page

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Closed for Independence Day Holiday   

TimeFriday, July 3, 2020–Saturday, July 4, 2020

virtual presentation

IN THE GALLERY Video Premiere:

Equal Suffrage League Records at the Library of Virginia

TimeWednesday, July 8, 2020 from 1:00 PM–1:15 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Find out about one woman’s efforts to document the Virginia woman suffrage campaign in this "In the Gallery" Facebook video premiere.


Join education & outreach staff in the exhibition gallery where We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia opened earlier this year as part of the Library's centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Take a virtual field trip and learn about a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women whose fortitude paved the way for those who continue to fight for voting rights for all Virginians. Library staff members will be available to answer your questions about the exhibition in the comments section of our Education Facebook page. The video can also be viewed from the Library's main Facebook page

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virtual presentation

IN THE GALLERY Video Premiere:

Standing Her Ground

TimeWednesday, July 15, 2020 from 1:00 PM–1:15 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Suffragists were the first to picket the White House. Learn about one suffragist who marched and picketed and went to jail for her actions, in this “In the Gallery” Facebook video premiere.


Join education & outreach staff in the exhibition gallery where We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia opened earlier this year as part of the Library's centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Take a virtual field trip and learn about a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women whose fortitude paved the way for those who continue to fight for voting rights for all Virginians. Library staff members will be available to answer your questions about the exhibition in the comments section of our Education Facebook page. The video can also be viewed from the Library's main Facebook page

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book talk

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES VIRTUAL EVENT: SARAH MILOV

The Cigarette: A Political History 

TimeMonday, July 20, 2020 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Please join us online for a talk by author and historian Sarah Milov on her book The Cigarette: A Political History, which reveals the surprisingly vital role tobacco played in the political economy of the United States over the course of the 20th century. In this engaging and meticulously argued work, she shows that the story of the tobacco industry reflects the nature of our political system and the development and transformation of corporatism. By looking at tobacco’s place in public life, we can better understand who governs. Milov is an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia and a former fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.


The Carole Weinstein Author Series supports the literary arts by bringing both new and well-known authors to the Library of Virginia, both via physical book talks and virtual events. Free and open to the public, the series focuses on Virginia authors and Virginia subjects across all genres. The virtual event will launch at 12:00 PM, You can pre-order this book via our Virginia Shop. For more information, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov

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virtual presentation

IN THE GALLERY Video Premiere:

Political Women Will Be A Menace

TimeWednesday, July 22, 2020 from 1:00 PM–1:15 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Find out why some women were opposed to having the right to vote in this “In the Gallery” video.


Join education and outreach staff in the exhibition gallery where We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia opened earlier this year as part of the Library's centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Take a virtual field trip and learn about a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women whose fortitude paved the way for those who continue to fight for voting rights for all Virginians. Library staff members will be available to answer your questions about the exhibition in the comments section of our Education Facebook page. The video can also be viewed from the Library's main Facebook page

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virtual workshop

MAP GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

More than Just a Pretty Picture - Part 1:

Maps and Research at the Library of Virginia

TimeFriday, July 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Senior map archivist Cassandra Farrell will discuss the types of maps that are helpful in genealogical research in this two-part webinar series.


July 24 | Part 1: Learn why maps are critical to genealogical research and how to read and analyze materials such as military maps, topographic maps, and nautical and U.S. Coast Survey charts.


July 31 | Part 2: Learn what information can be found on maps, the different types of symbols used, and a strategy for determining which maps to consult in your research. Explore government-issued materials such as city and county maps, aeronautical charts, highway maps, and postal route maps, as well as Sanborn Fire Insurance maps and emigrant, traveler, and railroad maps. A map analysis worksheet and a list of suggested map libraries will be provided. (See separate registration here.)


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

Register Here for Part 1
volunteer opportunity

RESEARCH SPRINT

History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers & the Holocaust

TimeSaturday, July 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
LocationOnline
PriceFree, but registration required

Volunteer to help uncover history with us! What did Virginia newspapers report about Nazi persecution during the 1930s and 1940s? In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Virginia Holocaust Museum, the Library of Virginia offers three virtual “research sprints” into our newspaper collection.


By identifying Holocaust-related articles in Virginia newspapers, we will begin to understand what the average Virginian could have known during WWII. Orientation to History Unfolded will be provided by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum staff members. Local Virginia historical context will be given by the Virginia Holocaust Museum, with an introduction to accessing historic newspapers online from Library of Virginia staff members. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). For more information, contact Sonya Coleman at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call HandsOn Greater Richmond at 804.330.7400.

Register Here
virtual presentation

IN THE GALLERY Video Premiere:

A Sophisticated Database

TimeWednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:00 PM–1:15 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

How did Virginia suffragists lobby the General Assembly? Learn about one of their tools in this “In the Gallery” video.


Join education & outreach staff in the exhibition gallery where "We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia" opened earlier this year as part of the Library's centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Take a virtual field trip and learn about a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women whose fortitude paved the way for those who continue to fight for voting rights for all Virginians. Library staff members will be available to answer your questions about the exhibition in the comments section of our Education Facebook page. The video can also be viewed from the Library's main Facebook page

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virtual workshop

MAP GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

More Than Just a Pretty Picture - Part 2:

Reading & Interpreting Maps of Virginia

TimeFriday, July 31, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Senior map archivist Cassandra Farrell will discuss the types of maps that are helpful in genealogical research in this two-part webinar series.


July 24 | Part 1: Learn why maps are critical to genealogical research and how to read and analyze materials such as military maps, topographic maps, and nautical and U.S. Coast Survey charts. (See separate registration here.)


July 31 | Part 2: Learn what information can be found on maps, the different types of symbols used, and a strategy for determining which maps to consult in your research. Explore government-issued materials such as city and county maps, aeronautical charts, highway maps, and postal route maps, as well as Sanborn Fire Insurance maps and emigrant, traveler, and railroad maps. A map analysis worksheet and a list of suggested map libraries will be provided.


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

Register Here for Part 2
virtual workshop

ANNE & RYLAND BROWN TEACHER INSTITUTE

Legacy of Slavery

TimeMonday, August 3, 2020–Tuesday, August 4, 2020
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Join Library of Virginia staff members and guest speakers in this year’s virtual two-day Teacher Institute. The eleventh annual Brown Teacher Institute will focus on the legacies of slavery and racism in the commonwealth, offering tools, resources, and content to aid educators in teaching these topics in the classroom. This online-only program features live presentations and Q&A sessions. Teachers will discover new digital resources and explore how to use primary sources to enhance student learning.


This year's keynote event, sponsored by Virginia Humanities, will feature Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries in conversation with Chris Mathews, who teaches 4th grade in Norfolk. They will discuss Jeffries’s work with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Hard History initiative, which has designed a framework for teaching about the subject of slavery in K–12 classrooms.


Attendance is limited to 50 teachers. Teachers must attend the entire Institute to receive a professional development certificate.


A detailed schedule will be announced soon. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or Catherine Fitzgerald Wyatt at catherine.fitzgeraldwyatt.lva.virginia.gov

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virtual presentation

IN THE GALLERY Video Premiere:

Marching for the Vote

TimeWednesday, August 5, 2020 from 1:00 PM–1:15 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Virginia suffragists marched in parades to show their support for women’s voting rights. Hear about some of their experiences in this “In the Gallery” Facebook video premiere.


Join education & outreach staff in the exhibition gallery where We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia opened earlier this year as part of the Library's centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Take a virtual field trip and learn about a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women whose fortitude paved the way for those who continue to fight for voting rights for all Virginians. Library staff members will be available to answer your questions about the exhibition in the comments section of our Education Facebook page. The video can also be viewed from the Library's main Facebook page

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virtual workshop

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Reconstructing Family:

Post-Emancipation Records at the Library of Virginia

TimeFriday, August 7, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs provides an overview of records created from 1865 to 1880 in the aftermath of the Civil War and how they may be used to find information on individuals. Topics will include the records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; the population schedule of the 1870 federal census; Constitutional Convention voting records for 1867 and 1869; personal property tax records; and African American church records and newspapers. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

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virtual presentation

IN THE GALLERY Video Premiere:

A Suffrage Envoy

TimeWednesday, August 12, 2020 from 1:00 PM–1:15 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

For five weeks, twenty-three women traveled from the eastern states to the western states where women could vote to enlist their aid in supporting the federal suffrage amendment. Learn about the woman who represented Virginia in this "In the Gallery" Facebook video premiere. 


Join education & outreach staff in the exhibition gallery where We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia opened in 2020 as part of the Library's centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Take a virtual field trip and learn about a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women whose fortitude paved the way for those who continue to fight for voting rights for all Virginians. Library staff members will be available to answer your questions about the exhibition in the comments section of our Education Facebook page. The video can also be viewed from the Library's main Facebook page

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book club

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, August 12, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationVirtual Meeting
PriceFree

For now our book group meetings will be virtual. Please log in at 6:00 PM through either the GoogleMeets link or the phone number below:


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/hfh-uwev-jeu


Phone Number

(US)+1 347-941-2137

PIN: 343 725 357#


Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. This month, we'll discuss Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (a 2020 People’s Choice Fiction finalist). In September we'll discuss Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom.


Library of Virginia loaner books are unavailable at this time, but check your local public library for curbside checkout or digital download. This book is also available at the Virginia Shop online and other online retail outlets. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

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Closed for Technology Upgrade

TimeTuesday, August 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, for a building-wide technology upgrade. We apologize for the inconvenience.

lecture

17TH ANNUAL VOORHEES VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES

The First American Coloring Books: Theodore de Bry's Grand Voyages, 1590–1602

TimeWednesday, August 19, 2020 from 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Explorations of the Albemarle Sound region and the first English settlements of the Roanoke Islands in the 1580s are the topic of the 17th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography—this year presented as a series of virtual events featuring speakers Dr. Larry Tise, journalist Andrew Lawler, and Library of Virginia senior map archivist Cassandra Britt Farrell.


Please join us online for a talk by author and historian Dr. Larry Tise on The First American Coloring Books: Theodore de Bry’s Grant Voyages, 1590–1602. Tise's presentation focuses on de Bry's copperplate engravings, lavishly illustrated exploration narratives that instantly became iconic images instructing even our current concept of Native Americans. His folio-sized books invited Europe’s artists to use their imaginations in applying colors. Tise, a private practice historian in Philadelphia, was a Wilbur and Orville Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University (2000–2015).


This series is hosted by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society. Registrants will receive an email with a link to participate in the virtual event, which will launch at 7:00 PM. For more information or to become a member of the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov.


The series continues on September 23, when Andrew Lawler presents Uncharted Territory: How Maps Launched—And Nearly Sank—English Colonization of the New World.  


Note: Questions for the speaker can be entered through the registration link.

Register Here
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Closed for Labor Day Holiday   

TimeSaturday, September 5, 2020–Monday, September 7, 2020

book club

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, September 9, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationVirtual Meeting
PriceFree

NOTE: For those who wish, we will gather early at 5:30 at the link here to watch the author in discussion with Nikki Giovanni live via Virginia Humanities and then begin our discussion at 6:30.


For now our book group meetings will be virtual. Please log in at 6:00 PM through either the GoogleMeets link or the phone number below:


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/hfh-uwev-jeu


Phone Number

(US)+1 347-941-2137

PIN: 343 725 357#


Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. This month, we'll discuss Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom (a 2020 People’s Choice Nonfiction finalist). In October we'll discuss The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger.


Library of Virginia loaner books are unavailable at this time, but check your local public library for curbside checkout or digital download. This book is also available at the Virginia Shop online and other online retail outlets. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

virtual workshop

GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Virginia Genealogy to ca. 1850

TimeFriday, September 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Explore the methods and resources for researching Virginia genealogy prior to ca. 1850. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways that information can be found despite record loss and records that lack detail. This workshop includes an overview of colonial government, focusing on a variety of record types that will help to place an individual in a particular time and location and to potentially link generations together (provided that records survive). These include census records, tax records, and the records of religious organizations. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

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lecture

VIRGINIA HUMANITIES RESEARCH FELLOW TALK

Addressing Hunger in the Midst of Plenty: The Political History of Food Stamps

TimeTuesday, September 22, 2020 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

In the wealthiest country in the world, people still go hungry. The food stamp program was created in the 1960s to ease abundant agricultural surpluses and help feed struggling families who fell through a limited social safety net. Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Tracy Roof, PhD, an associate professor of political science at the University of Richmond, as she explores the often contentious politics of the food stamps program, which has grown into the largest income support program for the needy in the United States. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.

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lecture

17TH ANNUAL VOORHEES VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES

Uncharted Territory: How Maps Launched—And Nearly Sank—English Colonization of the New World

TimeWednesday, September 23, 2020 from 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Explorations of the Albemarle Sound region and the first English settlements of the Roanoke Islands in the 1580s are the topic of the 17th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography—this year presented as a series of virtual events featuring speakers Dr. Larry Tise, journalist Andrew Lawler, and Library of Virginia senior map archivist Cassandra Britt Farrell.


Please join us online for a talk by author and journalist Andrew Lawler on Uncharted Territory: How Maps Launched—And Nearly Sank—English Colonization of the New World. The author of best-selling book The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, Lawler has also written more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles appearing in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many others.


This series is hosted by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society. Registrants will receive an email with a link to participate in the virtual event, which will launch at 7:00 PM. For more information or to become a member of the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov. To order a copy of The Secret Token visit the Virginia Shop website at https://bit.ly/3eNslUK.


The series continues on October 22, when Cassandra Britt Farrell presents 17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland & the Southeast, 1590–1720. 


Note: Questions for the speaker can be entered through the registration link.

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

RESEARCH SPRINT

History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers & the Holocaust

TimeSaturday, September 26, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
LocationOnline
PriceFree, but registration required

Volunteer to help uncover history with us! What did Virginia newspapers report about Nazi persecution during the 1930s and 1940s? In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Virginia Holocaust Museum, the Library of Virginia offers three virtual “research sprints” into our newspaper collection.


By identifying Holocaust-related articles in Virginia newspapers, we will begin to understand what the average Virginian could have known during WWII. Orientation to History Unfolded will be provided by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum staff members. Local Virginia historical context will be given by the Virginia Holocaust Museum, with an introduction to accessing historic newspapers online from Library of Virginia staff members. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). For more information, contact Sonya Coleman at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call HandsOn Greater Richmond at 804.330.7400.

Register Here
panel discussion

VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION

Unfinished Business: What the 19th Amendment Didn't Do

TimeThursday, October 8, 2020 from 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree, but registration required

Moderated by Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan, this virtual panel discussion explores the struggle for the vote that remained for many citizens after the passage of the 19th Amendment. Extending the right to vote to women in 1920 was a milestone in American history, but much work remained to ensure that all citizens had a fair and equal voice in governing the country and shaping its policies. Historians Lauranett Lee (a visiting lecturer in the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies) and Megan Taylor-Shockley (an author and former professor of history at Clemson University) discuss the fundamental question of citizenship through obstacles that limited suffrage to some Americans, including the Equal Rights Amendment (first introduced in 1923), extending citizenship to America’s indigenous peoples, eliminating the poll tax and literacy tests, and the continuing advocacy for restoration of rights to felons. This event complements the Library’s exhibitions We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia and Unfinished Business. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.

Register Here
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Closed for Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day   

TimeMonday, October 12, 2020 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

literary awards

Library of Virginia Literary Awards: Fiction Discussion Panel

TimeTuesday, October 13, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Join us as Bethanne Patrick, writer, editor, and freelance book reviewer for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, moderates a conversation with Fiction Award finalists Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek; Tara Laskowski, author of One Night Gone; and Christopher Tilghman, author of Thomas and Beal in the Midi. The winner will be announced during the Literary Awards Virtual Celebration on Saturday, October 17, 2020.


Literary Awards week is a great time to help support the Library’s programs, special projects, and exhibitions. Generous donors have pledged over $15,000 in challenge support to be matched throughout the week. To help us meet our goal, please consider making a contribution.

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literary awards

Library of Virginia Literary Awards: Poetry Discussion Panel

TimeWednesday, October 14, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Join us as Poet Laureate of Virginia Luisa A. Igloria moderates a conversation with Poetry Award finalists Lauren K. Alleyne, author of Honeyfish; David Huddle, author of My Surly Heart; and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, author of Colonize Me. The winner will be announced during the Literary Awards Virtual Celebration on Saturday, October 17, 2020.


Literary Awards week is a great time to help support the Library’s programs, special projects, and exhibitions. Generous donors have pledged over $15,000 in challenge support to be matched throughout the week. To help us meet our goal, please consider making a contribution.

Learn More
book club

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, October 14, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationVirtual Meeting
PriceFree

For now our book group meetings will be virtual. Please log in at 6:00 PM through either the GoogleMeets link or the phone number below:


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/hfh-uwev-jeu 


Phone Number

(US)+1 347-941-2137

PIN: 343 725 357#


Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. This month, we'll discuss The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger (a 2020 People’s Choice Fiction finalist). In November we'll discuss Slay Like a Mother by Katherine Wintsch.


Library of Virginia loaner books are unavailable at this time, but check your local public library for curbside checkout or digital download. This book is also available at the Virginia Shop online and other online retail outlets. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

literary awards

Library of Virginia Literary Awards: Nonfiction Discussion Panel

TimeThursday, October 15, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Join us as Traci Thomas, host of the podcast The Stacks, moderates a conversation with Nonfiction Award finalists Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of Thick: And Other Essays; Mary M. Lane, author of Hitler’s Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich; and Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis, authors of Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America. The winner will be announced during the Literary Awards Virtual Celebration on Saturday, October 17, 2020.


Literary Awards week is a great time to help support the Library’s programs, special projects, and exhibitions. Generous donors have pledged over $15,000 in challenge support to be matched throughout the week. To help us meet our goal, please consider making a contribution.

Learn More
virtual workshop

CENSUS RECORDS GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Historic Census Records at the Library of Virginia

TimeFriday, October 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 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, migration, and livelihood. Led by Library of Virginia editor John Deal, this workshop will demonstrate research strategies, tips for finding missing ancestors, and ways to mine the census for more information. Contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information. 

Register Here
literary awards

Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award

TimeFriday, October 16, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This year’s recipient is author Philip J. Deloria for Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract. Join us for a virtual presentation exploring the relationship between literature and the visual arts. This unique award, established in 2013, is named in honor of Mary Lynn Kotz, author of the award-winning biography Rauschenberg: A Life. The award recognizes an outstanding book published in the previous year that is written primarily in response to a work (or works) of art while also showing the highest literary quality as a creative or scholarly work. Deloria will also be recognized on Saturday, October 17, 2020, during the Literary Awards Virtual Celebration.


Literary Awards week is a great time to help support the Library’s programs, special projects, and exhibitions. Generous donors have pledged over $15,000 in challenge support to be matched throughout the week. To help us meet our goal, please consider making a contribution.

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literary awards

23rd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards

Virtual Celebration

TimeSaturday, October 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Celebrate the Library of Virginia Literary Awards virtually this year with featured speaker Douglas Brinkley, a U.S. presidential historian and best-selling author, and award-winning Virginia author Adriana Trigiani, who returns as host. This annual event, sponsored by Dominion Energy, attracts library supporters, authors, publishers, and those who enjoy the written word. Links for viewing will be posted on the Library’s calendar and Facebook page.


Literary Awards week is a great time to help support the Library’s programs, special projects, and exhibitions. Generous donors have pledged over $15,000 in challenge support to be matched throughout the week. To help us meet our goal, please consider making a contribution.

Learn More
lecture

17TH ANNUAL VOORHEES VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES

17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland & the Southeast, 1590–1720

TimeThursday, October 22, 2020 from 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

Explorations of the Albemarle Sound region and the first English settlements of the Roanoke Islands in the 1580s are the topic of the 17th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography—this year presented as a series of virtual events featuring speakers Dr. Larry Tise, journalist Andrew Lawler, and Library of Virginia senior map archivist Cassandra Britt Farrell.


Please join us online for a talk by Cassandra Britt Farrell, the senior map archivist in the Library’s Manuscripts and Special Collections Department, on 17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland & the Southeast, 1590–1720. Farrell specializes in maps of Virginia and colonial American history. Captain John Smith’s map of Virginia—considered the “mother” map of Virginia—influenced many European mapmakers as they printed maps of the colony for inclusion in atlases. However, it is not the only 17th-century map of the colony worthy of study by historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and other researchers of colonial Virginia. This talk will review those maps published between the years 1590 to 1720 that are not derivatives of Smith’s famous map and will explore the differences between the “states” published for each. Learn about the individuals who published these maps and in which atlases and books the maps were originally included.


This series is hosted by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society. Registrants will receive an email with a link to participate in the virtual event, which will launch at 7:00 PM. For more information or to become a member of the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov


Note: Questions for the speaker can be entered through the registration link.

Register Here
book talk

VIRTUAL BOOK TALK

The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia

TimeThursday, October 29, 2020 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree, but registration required

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment! Join us for a talk with the authors of The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia, a new book that explores the remarkable achievements of women who fought for the right to vote in the commonwealth. Brent Tarter, Marianne E. Julienne, and Barbara Batson—whose research unearthed new information and discovered women who have never before appeared in history books—are also the curators of the Library of Virginia’s exhibition We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia, running through May 28, 2021, in the Exhibition Gallery. The book is available at the Virginia Shop and from other online retailers. For more information, contact Emma Ito at emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.


Register Here
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Closed for Election Day

TimeTuesday, November 3, 2020 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

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Closed for Veteran’s Day   

TimeWednesday, November 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

book club

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, November 11, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationVirtual Meeting
PriceFree

For now our book group meetings will be virtual. Please log in at 6:00 PM through either the GoogleMeets link or the phone number below:


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/hfh-uwev-jeu 


Phone Number

(US)+1 347-941-2137

PIN: 343 725 357#


Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. This month, we'll discuss Slay Like a Mother by Katherine Wintsch (a 2020 People’s Choice Nonfiction finalist). In December we'll discuss The Substitution Order by Martin Clark.


Library of Virginia loaner books are unavailable at this time, but check your local public library for curbside checkout or digital download. This book is also available at the Virginia Shop online and other online retail outlets. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

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Closed for VCU Health Richmond Marathon in downtown Richmond

TimeSaturday, November 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

virtual workshop

GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Finding Her: Our Female Ancestors

TimeFriday, November 20, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
LocationOnline
Price$15 ($10 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Melissa Tennant, assistant manager of the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, leads this workshop focused on finding female ancestors. Though our female ancestors may be elusive, by understanding their roles in other people’s lives and community, we can find a variety of records documenting their lives. This workshop complements the Library’s exhibition We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

RESEARCH SPRINT

History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers & the Holocaust

TimeSaturday, November 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
LocationOnline
PriceFree, but registration required

Volunteer to help uncover history with us! What did Virginia newspapers report about Nazi persecution during the 1930s and 1940s? In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Virginia Holocaust Museum, the Library of Virginia offers three virtual “research sprints” into our newspaper collection.


By identifying Holocaust-related articles in Virginia newspapers, we will begin to understand what the average Virginian could have known during WWII. Orientation to History Unfolded will be provided by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum staff members. Local Virginia historical context will be given by the Virginia Holocaust Museum, with an introduction to accessing historic newspapers online from Library of Virginia staff members. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). For more information, contact Sonya Coleman at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call HandsOn Greater Richmond at 804.330.7400.

Register Here
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Closed from noon on November 25 through November 28 for Thanksgiving holiday

TimeWednesday, November 25, 2020–Saturday, November 28, 2020

book club

Virtual Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, December 9, 2020 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOnline
PriceFree

For now our book group meetings will be virtual. Please log in at 6:00 PM through either the GoogleMeets link or the phone number below:


Meeting ID

meet.google.com/hfh-uwev-jeu 


Phone Number

(US)+1 347-941-2137

PIN: 343 725 357#


Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. This month, we'll discuss The Substitution Order by Martin Clark (a 2020 People’s Choice Fiction finalist).


Library of Virginia loaner books are unavailable at this time, but check your local public library for curbside checkout or digital download. This book is also available at the Virginia Shop online and other online retail outlets. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

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State Records Center Reading Room will be closed

TimeWednesday, December 23, 2020–Thursday, December 24, 2020


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Closed for Christmas Holiday   

TimeThursday, December 24, 2020–Saturday, December 26, 2020

Ongoing Gallery Exhibitions
exhibition

2020 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

TimeMonday, February 3, 2020–Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location2nd Floor
PriceFree

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy honor five distinguished Virginians as the 2020 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History for their contributions to the commonwealth and the nation. Each generation of African Americans has built on the achievements of those who came before to lead the way to the future. The men and women selected offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. This year’s honorees are government official Kaci M. Easley, community activist Penny J. Franklin, chemical engineer and inventor Joycelyn S. Harrison, football player and philanthropist Torrey Smith, and judge and musician Marcus D. Williams.


To find a downloadable poster or learn more, visit edu.lva.virginia.gov/strong-men-women-in-virginia-history.

exhibition

Unfinished Business

TimeMonday, February 24, 2020–Friday, May 28, 2021
LocationLobby
PriceFree

Extending the right to vote to women in 1920 was a milestone in American history. But much work remained to ensure that all citizens had a fair and equal voice in governing the country and shaping its policies. Unfinished Business, a series of panel displays near the Exhibition Gallery, explores the fundamental question of citizenship through obstacles that limited suffrage to some Americans, including the Equal Rights Amendment (first introduced in 1923), extending citizenship to America’s indigenous peoples, eliminating the poll tax and literacy tests, and the continuing advocacy for restoration of rights to felons. This exhibition complements We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia, running through May 28, 2021, in the Exhibition Gallery.

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We Demand:

Women's Suffrage in Virginia

TimeMonday, January 13, 2020–Friday, May 28, 2021
LocationExhibition Gallery and Lobby
PriceFree

This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteeing women's right to vote. The story of Virginia's suffragists and their contributions to the fight for woman suffrage is little known. We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia reveals how women created two statewide organizations to win the right to vote. Virginia suffragists were a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women who have largely been forgotten. They were artists and writers, business and professional women, and educators and reformers who marched in parades, rallied at the state capitol, spoke to crowds on street corners, staffed booths at state and county fairs, lobbied legislators and congressmen, picketed the White House, and even went to jail. At the centenary of woman suffrage, these remarkable women are at last recognized for their important achievements and contributions.


Items on display include suffrage postcards and memorabilia such as pinback buttons and badges, as well as banners from the Virginia branch of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, photographs, and film footage. This exhibition is a project of the Task Force to Commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote. 

Ongoing Traveling Exhibitions

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.

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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled in Eastern Shore Public Library & Historic Onancock School

TimeMonday, January 20, 2020–Saturday, February 29, 2020
LocationEastern Shore Public Library & Historic Onancock School
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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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.

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New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

at Shenandoah Public Library

TimeMonday, January 27, 2020–Saturday, March 7, 2020
LocationShenandoah 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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We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia at Danville Public Library

TimeMonday, March 2, 2020–Saturday, April 11, 2020
LocationDanville Public Library
PriceFree

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the traveling exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the woman suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. 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 Franklin County Public Library

TimeMonday, March 23, 2020–Saturday, May 16, 2020
LocationFranklin 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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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled at Massanutten Regional Library

TimeMonday, May 25, 2020–Saturday, July 4, 2020
LocationMassanutten 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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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled at Culpeper County Library

TimeMonday, July 6, 2020–Saturday, August 15, 2020
LocationCulpeper 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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We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia at Fairfax Museum & Visitors Center

TimeMonday, July 6, 2020–Saturday, August 15, 2020
LocationFairfax Museum & Visitors Center
PriceFree

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the traveling exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the woman suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. 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 Henrico County Public Library (Varina)

TimeMonday, July 13, 2020–Saturday, August 22, 2020
LocationHenrico County Public Library (Varina)
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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True Sons of Freedom at Augusta County Public Library

TimeMonday, June 15, 2020–Saturday, September 5, 2020
LocationAugusta 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. 

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We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia at Lynchburg Museum

TimeMonday, August 17, 2020–Saturday, September 26, 2020
LocationLynchburg Museum
PriceFree

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the traveling exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the woman suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. 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 Ormond Stone Middle School in Centreville

TimeMonday, August 24, 2020–Saturday, October 3, 2020
LocationOrmond Stone Middle School (Centreville)
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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We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia at Slover Library (Norfolk)

TimeMonday, September 28, 2020–Saturday, November 7, 2020
LocationSlover Library (Norfolk)
PriceFree

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the traveling exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the woman suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. 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 Matoaca High School (Chesterfield)

TimeMonday, October 5, 2020–Saturday, November 14, 2020
LocationMatoaca High School (Chesterfield)
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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We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia at Henrico County Public Library (Varina)

TimeMonday, October 12, 2020–Saturday, November 21, 2020
LocationHenrico County Public Library (Varina)
PriceFree

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the traveling exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the woman suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. 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 The Prizery in South Boston

TimeMonday, September 14, 2020–Saturday, December 5, 2020
LocationThe Prizery, South Boston
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. 

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We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia at Grayson County Historical Society

TimeMonday, November 9, 2020–Saturday, December 19, 2020
LocationGrayson County Historical Society
PriceFree

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the traveling exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the woman suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. 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 Handley Regional Library (Stephens City)

TimeMonday, November 16, 2020–Saturday, December 26, 2020
LocationHandley Regional Library (Stephens City)
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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We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia at Pamunkey Regional Library (Mechanicsville)

TimeMonday, November 23, 2020–Saturday, January 2, 2021
LocationPamunkey Regional Library (Mechanicsville)
PriceFree

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the traveling exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the woman suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518.

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We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia at Alexandria Public Library (Burke)

TimeMonday, December 21, 2020–Saturday, January 30, 2021
LocationAlexandria Public Library (Burke)
PriceFree

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the traveling exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the woman suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. 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 Jack Jouett Middle School (Charlottesville)

TimeMonday, December 28, 2020–Saturday, February 6, 2021
LocationJack Jouett Middle School (Charlottesville)
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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