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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 Chat with Willie and Woody
On August 10, 2016, veteran Richmond Times-Dispatch sports columnist Paul Woody, and Hall of Famer Willie Lanier gave a Banner Lecture.
A Native Son Comes Home: The Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe
On July 23 at noon, Eric Hall delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “A Native Son Comes Home: The Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe.”
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...
Ashe ’68 Photo Exhibit
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...
Becoming an Author: Amélie Rives’s Audacious Entrance into Publishing by Jane Censer Turner
On April 28th, 2022, historian Jane Turner Censer gave a fascinating look at the literary career of Amélie Rives.
By 1890, Amélie Rives was well...
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...
Care Beyond National and Color Lines: Filipino Nurses in Virginia Across the 20th Century
Changing the Commonwealth with Crayons
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...
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...