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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 House Built of Virginia Stone
A Life Rediscovered: The Story of Emily Winfree
Agents of Change
Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition
American City, Southern Place: Richmond on the Eve of War
On March 10, 2011, Gregg Kimball delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "American City, Southern Place: Richmond on the Eve of War."
As a city of the...
Arthur Ashe Jr.’s Family Tree: Tracing the Blackwell Family to 1735
Becoming an Author: Amélie Rives’s Audacious Entrance into Publishing by Jane Censer Turner
On April 28, 2022, historian Jane Turner Censer presented a lecture about the literary career of Amélie Rives.
By 1890, Amélie Rives was well-known...
Breaking the Silence: League of Wives Panel Discussion
The formation of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia is a national story with strong ties to Virginia...
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington
On May 12 at noon, Cokie Roberts delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington By Cokie Roberts."...
Carving Out Space in the Military: WAVES
Changing the Commonwealth with Crayons
Clarise Sears Ramsey
Copies and Adaptations of de Bry
Curators at Home: Suffragist Images
On May 15, 2020, VMHC Museum Collections Curator Dr. Karen A. Sherry presented, "Moral, Maternal, Mannish, & Monstrous: Suffragist Images, 1900-1920."...
Curators at Work: These Things Can Be Done Film Discussion
In August 2020, the U.S. celebrated the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. “These Things Can...
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...
Curators at Work: Pocahontas's Virginia
The Virginia Company that sponsored the Jamestown settlement arranged for Pocahontas to travel to England in 1616. The purpose was to show her off as...