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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...
"That part of America, now called Virginia"
A House Built of Virginia Stone
A Landscape Saved
A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100
A New Virginia
A Spoon That Got Around...
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: When We Went to the Moon
Arthur Ashe Jr.’s Family Tree: Tracing the Blackwell Family to 1735
Audubon's Viviparous Quadrapeds
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...
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...
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...