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Before It Was Virginia: Setting the Stage
On March 16, 2012, Helen C. Rountree delivered a lecture entitled "Before It Was Virginia: Setting the Stage."
When English settlers arrived here...
Captain John Smith
Contact and Conflict
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...
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...
Early Images of Virginia Indians: The William W. Cole Collection
Exploration of the New World
From Reel to Real Indians
On November 20, 2019, the VMHC presented a screening of the award-winning film Reel Injun (2009, 88 minutes) by Cree-Canadian filmmaker Neil Diamond....
Interpreting Historical Images
Invented Scenes for Narratives
“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...
Learning History from a Charred Corn Cob
Lee and Grant
Life Portrait of Pocahontas
Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Native Southerners: The Indigenous People Who Made and Remade the South
On May 9, 2019, Gregory D. Smithers delivered the Banner Lecture, “Native Southerners: The Indigenous People Who Made and Remade the South.”