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"That part of America, now called Virginia"
A House Built of Virginia Stone
A Spoon That Got Around...
Arthur Ashe Jr.’s Family Tree: Tracing the Blackwell Family to 1735
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...
Byrd's Line: A Natural History
On March 16, 2012, Stephen C. Ausband delivered a lecture entitled "Byrd's Line: A Natural History."
This lecture was session one of "From the...
Copies and Adaptations of de Bry
Curators at Work: The Watercolor in Virginia
The Watercolor in Virginia: A Survey of Paintings from the Present and the Past
One way that the VMHC records culture (the customs, arts, social...
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
George Washington's Land Plat
In this video, former VMHC Vice President for Collections E. Lee Shepard discusses George Washington's 1749 survey.
Grace Sherwood: The "Witch of Pungo"
Hampton Roads Murder and Mayhem: The Darker Side of the Tidewater
On March 14, 2019, Nancy E. Sheppard delivered the Banner Lecture, “Hampton Roads Murder and Mayhem: The Darker Side of the Tidewater.”
Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood
On February 13, 2020, Cynthia A. Kierner delivered the Banner Lecture, "Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the...
Lonely Colonist Seeks Wife: Rediscovering the History of America’s First Mail-Order Brides by Marcia Zug
On March 2, Marcia Zug delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Lonely Colonist Seeks Wife: Rediscovering the History of America’s First Mail-Order Brides...
Mapping Virginia: Pictures of a Moving Place, 1587–1783 by William C. Wooldridge
On December 5, William C. Wooldridge delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Mapping Virginia: Pictures of a Moving Place, 1587-1783."