1619–2019 & Beyond
Mon. Dec. 10, 2018 - Sat. Dec. 7, 2019
Where: Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite portrait of Virginia is becoming more complex, challenging an older, simpler understanding of what it means to be a Virginian.
Thu. Oct. 10, 2019 - Sat. Nov. 23, 2019
Where: Virginia Beach and Portsmouth
Unmasking Hampton Roads is a three-part learning series designed to help residents of the region take off their masks, be candid with each other about race and racism, and work together to make our communities more equitable and inclusive spaces for everyone.
The History of Filipino Nurses in Virginia Exhibition
Jolly Capucao at her capping ceremony in the late 1970s. (Photo courtesy Reynaldo “Ren” Capucao)
Wed. Oct. 16, 2019 - Sat. Dec. 14, 2019
Where: Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219
In conjunction with the exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which examines the state’s increasing diversity, the Library of Virginia will host an exhibition from the University of Virginia’s Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.
Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals
Thomas Jefferson (American, 1743–1826) Proposed sketch for the President’s House, elevation, 1792 Pen and ink with gray wash Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society, 1976.88.6
Sat. Oct. 19, 2019 - Sun. Jan. 19, 2020
Where: Chrysler Museum
One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
The most important architectural thinker of the young American republic, Thomas Jefferson conveyed ideals of liberty and democracy in his designs. Jefferson (1743–1826) was Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State, President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.
Thu. Nov. 14, 2019 - Tue. Nov. 19, 2019
Where: Floyd and Charlottesville
Fiddlin’ is a foot-stomping celebration of true Americana and artistic expression. An old time and bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the Galax Fiddler’s Convention, Fiddlin’ focuses on Wayne Henderson, a world-renowned luthier known as the “guitar god.” His friendship with 11-year-old guitar prodigy, Presley Barker, shows the enduring relationship between mentor and prodigy […]
Searching for Tara in the Land of Gone with the Wind
Philip Mills Herrington at Birdsville Plantation
Tue. Nov. 19, 2019 12:00pm
Where: Virginia Humanities
145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903
Since the release of Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling novel in 1936 and its blockbuster film adaptation three years later, Gone with the Wind has sparked a desire to find Tara, the fictional home of Scarlett O’Hara.
Wed. Nov. 20, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
122 West Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23220
Join Virginia Humanities Board Member and BackStory host Ed Ayers; director of our African American programs, Justin Reid; and other special guests for a screening and discussion of Virginia Public Media’s new show, The Future of America’s Past.
Supporting our Book Arts Studio | Nov. 21, Charlottesville
Thu. Nov. 21, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center
233 4th Street NW Charlottesville, VA 22903
Our Virginia Center for the Book Book Arts program provides equipment and training resources for individual artists and community members to learn and practice creative arts.