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A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
On November 8, 2012, Scott Reynolds Nelson delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial...
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...
Colored Knights of Pythias Helmet (c. 1890)
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
Historic Disasters of Richmond
On January 18 at 5:30 p.m., Walter S. Griggs, Jr. delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Historic Disasters of Richmond.”
Richmond has had its share...
Industrialization in Virginia
“Keep It a Holy Thing”: Lee Chapel’s Greatest Challenge
On August 2, 2018, David Cox delivered a banner lecture, “‘Keep It a Holy Thing’: Lee Chapel’s Greatest Challenge.”
The chapel that Robert E. Lee...
Maggie Lena Walker
Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Oysters in Virginia
Rural Life in Virginia
Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation
That churches are one of the most important cornerstones of black political organization is a commonplace. In her new history of African American...
The Battlefront in Virginia
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...
The Dooleys of Richmond: Two Generations of an Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South
On July 13, 2017, at noon, Mary Lynn Bayliss delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “The Dooleys of Richmond: Two Generations of an Irish Immigrant...