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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...
Changing the Commonwealth with Crayons
Civil Rights Movement in Virginia
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....
Copies and Adaptations of de Bry
Curator Conversation: Bringing it Together: Stories Behind “Our Commonwealth”
In this series, VMHC curatorial staff bring exclusive member-only programs to you on a variety of interesting topics. To see upcoming events in this...
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."
Facts & Legends of Sports in Richmond
On July 14, Brooks Smith and Wayne Dementi delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Facts & Legends of Sports in Richmond."
Basing their presentation...
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.”...