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.
Fri. Aug. 2, 2019 - Sat. Sep. 28, 2019
Where: 292 North Gallery at The Church of the Incarnation
292 N. Liberty St. Harrisonburg VA 22802
Portraits from the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program will be on display at the 292 North Gallery at The Church of the Incarnation in Harrisonburg during the months of August and September.
Wed. Sep. 25, 2019 - Sat. Sep. 28, 2019
Where: Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue - Norfolk, VA 23504
The 1619 Making of America Summit will explore the 400-year journey of our founding cultures—Native, African, and English peoples, immigrant stories, and the contributions and influences that have shaped the building of America.
Sept. 28, Woodville
Sat. Sep. 28, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Eldon Farms Clover Hill
4432 Sperryville Pike, Woodville, VA 22749
John Jackson was born in 1924 in Rappahannock County, VA to a tenant farming family who were also extremely musically talented. He received the National Heritage Fellowship in 1986 from the National Endowment for the Arts, America’s highest honor in the folk music world.
The History of Racism in Housing in Arlington
Sat. Sep. 28, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: Wakefield High School
1325 S. Dinwiddie Street Arlington, Virginia
In collaboration with the League of Women Voters, Challenging Racism is presenting an interactive program on the history of redlining in Arlington. The program uses local maps and stories to explain how the Federal Housing Administration prevented certain Black communities from acquiring loans in the mid-2oth century.
Mable O. Wilson and Louis P. Nelson In Conversation
Image courtesy the Chrysler Museum
Sat. Oct. 26, 2019 2:00pm
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art
1 Memorial Place Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Renowned scholars Mabel O. Wilson and Louis P. Nelson will discuss the contributions and legacy of enslaved craftsman on the architecture of Thomas Jefferson. Wilson is a professor of architectural design at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.