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2022 Stuart G. Christian, Jr. Lecture: The Great Chief Opechancanough and the War for America
On April 20, 2022, historian James Horn delivered the 2022 Stuart G. Christian, Jr. Lecture about his book, A Brave and Cunning Prince: The Great...
A Material World Traveling Exhibition
Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia in the years 1675 & 1676
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...
Captain John Smith
Contact and Conflict
Copies and Adaptations of de Bry
Curators at Work: Pocahontas's Virginia
The Virginia Company that sponsored the Jamestown settlement arranged for Pocahontas to travel to England in 1616. The purpose was to show her off as...
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...
Donating to the Collections
Early Images of Virginia Indians: The William W. Cole Collection
Ella Fitzgerald's False Eyelashes (c. 1950)
Exploration of the New World
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....
Horns, Masks, and Women's Dress: How the First Klan Used Costume to Build Domestic Terrorism
On December 8 at noon, Elaine Frantz Parsons delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Horns, Masks, and Women's Dress: How the First Klan Used Costume to...