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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...
Civil Rights Movement in Virginia
Coming Out, Affecting Change
Copies and Adaptations of de Bry
Curators at Work: Conversation with Judd Proctor and Brian Burns
In 2005, Richmond gay activist Judd Proctor and his partner (now husband) Brian Burns, began underwriting WRIR Richmond’s “This Way Out,” an award...
Curators At Work: New to the Collection
Every year, the VMHC adds hundreds of items to its already vast collections. Some of these improve our understanding of Virginia’s history, while...
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...
Equal Access to Public Accommodations
Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Statute in Virginia
On July 24 at noon, Thomas E. Buckley delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia."
From Horse-Driven to Gas-Fueled Transportation
From Richmond to France: Images and Stories of Richmond and Her World War I Soldiers
On July 12, 2018, Kitty Snow delivered the banner lecture, “From Richmond to France: Images and Stories of Richmond and Her World War I Soldiers.”...
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...
Jacob L. "JL" Morewitz
“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...
Living Queer History: Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City
On June 23rd, 2022, Samantha Rosenthal held a lecture about an LGBTQ community in Roanoke, Virginia, and how queer people today think about the past...