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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 Beardless Boy of Seventeen Years
A Century of Foreign Wars
A Post-WWII Mother's Day Card
Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II
In this lecture on May 24, 2022, historian Alex Kershaw spoke about his book, Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World...
Arming the Commonwealth
Before the War
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...
Carving Out Space in the Military: WAVES
Champion of War, Champion of Peace: The Leadership of George C. Marshall
On November 19 at noon, Gerald M. Pops delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Champion of War, Champion of Peace: The Leadership of George C. Marshall."...
Clemenceau Givings Scrapbook (c. 1944)
Conclusion - Did the Civil War End at Appomattox?
Curators at Work: “Walking Off the War:” Veterans on the Appalachian Trail
As you commemorate America’s servicemen and women on Veterans Day, you probably don’t think about the Appalachian Trail, the 2,200-mile hiking route...
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...
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...
Defiant: American POWs in Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison
On September 25 at noon, Alvin Townley delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Defiant: American POWs in Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison."