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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 House Built of Virginia Stone
A Life Rediscovered: The Story of Emily Winfree
A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
On November 8, 2012, Scott Reynolds Nelson delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial...
A New Virginia
A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia
On March 16, Brent Tarter delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia.”
A Saga of the New...
A. D. Price Funeral Establishment
In this video, Lauranett Lee, former Curator of African American History, discusses the A. D. Price Funeral Establishment, one of the oldest African...
Agents of Change
Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition
Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
Arthur Ashe Jr.’s Family Tree: Tracing the Blackwell Family to 1735
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...
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...
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...
Care Beyond National and Color Lines: Filipino Nurses in Virginia Across the 20th Century
Carving Out Space in the Military: WAVES
Changing the Commonwealth with Crayons
Colored Knights of Pythias Helmet (c. 1890)
Craddock-Terry Records Walk on Over to the Museum
Curators at Home: Suffragist Images
On May 15, 2020, VMHC Museum Collections Curator Dr. Karen A. Sherry presented, "Moral, Maternal, Mannish, & Monstrous: Suffragist Images, 1900-1920."...