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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...
Christmas in the Trenches
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 Home: Virginia on Film
On May 8, 2020, VMHC Sr. Director of Curatorial Affairs Andrew Talkov presented this program as part of our Curators At Home Series taped by...
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...
Ella Fitzgerald's False Eyelashes
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....
Historic Disasters of Richmond
On January 18 at 5:30 p.m., Walter S. Griggs, Jr. delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Historic Disasters of Richmond.”
Richmond has had its share of...
John Carter of Mars
Movie Mythbusting: Liberty's Kids
Crossing the Delaware: a holiday classic... or was it? Learn the truth behind Washington's role in this historic event with this edition of Movie...
Political Sheet Music
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...
The 1811 Richmond Theater Fire
The Peaceful Transfer of Power: Oaths and Inaugurations
The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity
On July 15, 2021, historian Carolyn Eastman delivered a Banner Lecture examining the career of James Ogilvie, a now-forgotten celebrity of the very...