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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
Battle of the Ironclads
This video describes the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. On March 8, 1862, the world's first ironclad ship, CSS Virginia, destroyed two...
Care Beyond National and Color Lines: Filipino Nurses in Virginia Across the 20th Century
Civil War Medicine
Staggering numbers of sick and wounded soldiers placed unprecedented demands on the practice of medicine on both sides during the Civil War. This...
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...
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
Lee and Grant
“Matthew Fontaine Maury: The Last Crusade,” by John Grady
On January 21 at noon, John Grady delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Matthew Fontaine Maury: The Last Crusade.”
When Matthew Fontaine Maury was...
Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Offense or Defense?
Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War
On January 25, 2018, Jonathan W. White delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War.”
Oysters in Virginia
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...
So Ends This Day: An Illustrated Update on the Life and Times of the Monitor, from 1861 to yesterday By Anna Holloway
Although the Union ironclad Monitor may have ended her working career in a gale off Cape Hatteras in December 1862, her story does not end there...