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Beginnings of Black Education
Colored Knights of Pythias Helmet (c. 1890)
Confederate Exceptionalism: Civil War Myth and Memory in the Twenty-First Century
How do so-called neo-Confederates distance themselves from the actions and beliefs of white supremacists while clinging to the very symbols and...
Curators At Home: Virginia Stories from the Underground Railroad
On June 5, 2020, VMHC Museum Collections Curator Dr. Karen A. Sherry presented this program as part of our Curators At Home Series presented by...
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
From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia
On February 5, 2015, John O. Peters, author of "From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia," was interviewed by...
Gerrymanders: How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White Supremacy, and Partisan Minorities in Virginia
On January 9, 2020, Brent Tarter presented a Banner Lecture about his most recent book, Gerrymanders: How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White...
Hampton Institute and Booker T. Washington
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.”
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...
In the True Blue’s Wake: Slavery and Freedom among the Families of Smithfield Plantation
On July 14th, 2022, historian Daniel Thorp held a lecture about his latest book, In The True Blue’s Wake: Slavery and Freedom among the Families of...
James Jones Archive (1870s-1960s)
“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...
Mary-Cooke Branch Munford
Mending Walls RVA
Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Reclamation: How a Monticello Descendant Uncovered and Restored Her Family’s Heritage
Join Gayle Jessup White, author of Reclamation: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant’s Search for Her Family’s Lasting Legacy, as she...