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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 Native Son Comes Home: The Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe
On July 23 at noon, Eric Hall delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “A Native Son Comes Home: The Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe.”
A New Era in Building: Black Educational Activism in Goochland County, 1911–1932
Join historians Brian Daugherity and Alyce Miller for a lecture about Black educational activism in Goochland County in the early twentieth century....
Activism from Home 101 (Commonwealth Classroom)
Interested in addressing a problem, making something better, or helping others in your community? Whether you are a veteran activist or a novice eager...
Agents of Change
Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition
All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s
On March 29, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the...
American City, Southern Place: Richmond on the Eve of War
On March 10, 2011, Gregg Kimball delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "American City, Southern Place: Richmond on the Eve of War."
As a city of the...
Arthur Ashe Boulevard Dedication Ceremony — Full Ceremony
On Saturday, June 22, 2019, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture co-hosted the official dedication ceremony of Arthur Ashe Boulevard in...
Arthur Ashe Jr.’s Family Tree: Tracing the Blackwell Family to 1735
Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia in the years 1675 & 1676
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...
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 400...
Beginnings of Black Education
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...
Brown I and Brown II
Brown's Battleground in Prince Edward County, Virginia
On April 12, 2012, Jill Titus delivered a lecture entitled "Brown's Battleground in Prince Edward County, Virginia."
When the U.S. Supreme Court...