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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
Care Beyond National and Color Lines: Filipino Nurses in Virginia Across the 20th Century
Christmas in the Trenches
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...
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...
Jamestown, the Truth Revealed (Chauncey Lecture 2017)
On July 19, 2017, Dr. William M. Kelso delivered the Hazel and Fulton Chauncey Lecture entitled “Jamestown, the Truth Revealed.”
What was life...
Richmond’s Gilded Age: The Grit Behind the Glitz
On November 2, 2017, Brian Burns delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Richmond’s Gilded Age: The Grit Behind the Glitz.”
In the aftermath of the...
Sheltering Arms: A Legacy of Caring
On August 28 at noon, Anne Rutherford Lower delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Sheltering Arms: A Legacy of Caring."
Sheltering Arms: A Legacy of...
The First Thanksgiving
On October 13, 2011, Graham Woodlief and Barbara Ramos delivered their lecture entitled "The First Thanksgiving."
Because of what they learned in...
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
As part of the Health in History Series, cosponsored with the MCV Foundation, on September 20, 2018, John M. Barry delivered the lecture entitled "The...
The Regions of Virginia
The Twentieth Century: Cities, Cars, and Civil Rights
The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine By Todd Kliman
Vineyards and wine making have become all-American success stories in recent years, especially in Virginia. In his book, The Wild Vine, author Todd...
Tobacco, Mosquito, Slave: Colonial Virginia and the Dawn of Globalization By Charles C. Mann
On April 10, 2008, Charles C. Mann delivered the 2008 Stuart G. Christian, Jr., Trustees Lecture entitled “Tobacco, Mosquito, Slave: Colonial Virginia...