1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy
On October 17, 2018, James Horn delivered the J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr. Lecture, “1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy.”
A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
On May 27, 2010, James Horn discussed his book A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
In 1587, a small band...
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...
Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine
In grocery store aisles and kitchens across the country, smiling images of “Aunt Jemima” and other historical and fictional black cooks can be found...
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...
Determined Traveling Exhibition
Early Images of Virginia Indians: The William W. Cole Collection
Exploration of the New World
Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871
On March 28, 2012, Jeremy Black delivered a lecture entitled "Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519–1871."
Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871 By Jeremy Black
In his latest book, prize-winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing in 1519 of Spanish troops...
Interpreting Historical Images
Invented Scenes for Narratives
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...
John Smith's "General History of Virginia"
In this video, former VMHC Vice President for Collections E. Lee Shepard discusses John Smith's The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and...