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A New Virginia
Airship ROMA: A Forgotten Tragedy
On February 9, Nancy E. Sheppard delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Airship ROMA: A Forgotten Tragedy.”
In March 1921, Maj. John G. Thornell and...
Ambler and the Jeannette
Care Beyond National and Color Lines: Filipino Nurses in Virginia Across the 20th Century
Curators at Work: Stamping Out Smallpox: The History of the First Vaccine
As we entered our second year of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in 2021, we asked: have you ever wondered how Virginians fought infectious disease...
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...
From Reel to Real Indians
On November 20, 2019, the VMHC presented a screening of the award-winning film Reel Injun (2009, 88 minutes) by Cree-Canadian filmmaker Neil Diamond....
Interpreting Historical Images
“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...
Lee and Grant
Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Oysters in Virginia
Richmond’s Gilded Age: The Grit Behind the Glitz
On November 2, 2017, Brian Burns delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Richmond’s Gilded Age: The Grit Behind the Glitz.”
In the aftermath of the...
Sheltering Arms: A Legacy of Caring
On August 28 at noon, Anne Rutherford Lower delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Sheltering Arms: A Legacy of Caring."
Sheltering Arms: A Legacy of...
The Abduction of Pocahontas
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
As part of the Health in History Series, cosponsored with the MCV Foundation, on September 20, 2018, John M. Barry delivered the lecture entitled "The...
The History Crisis in America: Myth and Reality
On July 9 at noon, Charles F. Bryan, Jr., delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "The History Crisis in America: Myth and Reality."
The Twentieth Century: Cities, Cars, and Civil Rights
The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine By Todd Kliman
Vineyards and wine making have become all-American success stories in recent years, especially in Virginia. In his book, The Wild Vine, author Todd...