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"Hidden Figure" of GPS (Commonwealth Classroom)
In this virtual event on February 19, 2021, VMHC Curator Karen Sherry led audiences in a conversation with Dr. Gladys West. Dr. West, a Dinwiddie...
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
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race (Christian Lecture 2019)
On April 17, 2019, Douglas Brinkley delivered the 2019 Stuart G. Christian, Jr. Lecture, "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race...
Apollo to the Moon: A History in Objects
On July 20, 2023, historian and curator Teasel Muir-Harmony gave a lecture on the Apollo program, told through key objects of the Space Age. Project...
Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
Audubon's Viviparous Quadrapeds
Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia in the years 1675 & 1676
Battle of the Ironclads
This video describes the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. On March 8, 1862, the world's first ironclad ship, CSS Virginia, destroyed two...
Before It Was Virginia: Setting the Stage
On March 16, 2012, Helen C. Rountree delivered a lecture entitled "Before It Was Virginia: Setting the Stage."
When English settlers arrived here 400...
Captain John Smith
Care Beyond National and Color Lines: Filipino Nurses in Virginia Across the 20th Century
Civil War Medicine
Staggering numbers of sick and wounded soldiers placed unprecedented demands on the practice of medicine on both sides during the Civil War. This...
Coming Out, Affecting Change
Confessions of a Southern Church
On April 27, 2023, writer Christopher Graham delivered a lecture about his book, Faith, Race, and the Lost Cause: Confessions of a Southern Church.