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A House Built of Virginia Stone
Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine
In grocery store aisles and kitchens across the country, smiling images of “Aunt Jemima” and other historical and fictional black cooks can be found...
Copies and Adaptations of de Bry
Curators at Work: Virginia's Brewed Past
Did you know that September includes holidays like “Crush a Can Day” and “National Drink Beer Day”? In recent years, Virginia’s craft beer scene has...
Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries
On April 8, 2021, Ryan K. Smith presented an exploration of the history and recovery of the burial grounds of Richmond, Virginia, through the lens of...
Determined Traveling Exhibition
Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607–1763
On April 21, 2011, Lorena S. Walsh delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial...
Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Oysters in Virginia
Recovering History, Reclaiming the Present: The Apalachee Diaspora since the 16th Century
On April 7, 2022, Kimberly C. Borchard presented a lecture about the 500-year-old myth of Appalachian gold and its catastrophic consequences for the...
The Brook Hill Collection
The Business of Virginia Has Always Been Business by Paul A. Levengood
On September 13, 2007, Dr. Levengood delivered a Banner Lecture on his book, Virginia: Catalyst of Commerce for Four Centuries. He was president-elect...
Virginia’s Sweet History – Chocolate-Making in the Commonwealth
Virginia's Colonial Dynasties
Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery
On December 9, 2021, historian Bruce A. Ragsdale presented a lecture about his book, Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of...