Sat. Oct. 14, 2017 - Thu. Feb. 28, 2019
Where: Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation & Museum
145 East Main Street Wytheville, Virginia 24382
One hundred years ago, while Edith Bolling Wilson was serving as First Lady, the United States entered World War I. During wartime, she promoted her husband’s vision for peace, set an example for homefront conservation movements, and supported our troops.
The Cape Charles Elementary Rosenwald School, ca 1929
Sat. May. 12, 2018 - Sat. Nov. 24, 2018
Where: The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center
814 Randolph Avenue Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center has a new exhibition opening May 12th. “Building a Community: The Cape Charles Elementary (Rosenwald) School” tells the story of African American education across the rural south during the period of legal segregation, through the local lens of the Cape Charles Elementary School.
Sat. May. 19, 2018 - Sat. Dec. 1, 2018
Where: Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I looks at the stories of the individuals who served in Newport News, passed through the port, or lived on the Peninsula, and how Newport News answered America’s call to arms.
Tue. May. 22, 2018 - Tue. Sep. 18, 2018
Where: Danville Public Library
511 Patton St. Danville, VA 24541
Facilitated by Ina Dixon, a PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill, Our Civil Rights: Our Common Table is a discussion series exploring the history of food and race in the South, as well as in our local community.
Mon. Sep. 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: Piedmont Community College
501 College Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Join Justin Reid, director of African American Programs at Virginia Humanities, for a talk on Race and the Constitution at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Free and open to the public.
Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 - Sun. Sep. 23, 2018
Where: Watermelon Park Campground
3322 Lockes Mill Road Berryville, VA 22611
Our Virginia Folklife Program will once again partner with Shepherds Ford Productions as a supporter of the Watermelon Park Festival. Watermelon Park was the site of the nation’s first bluegrass festival in 1960.
Sat. Sep. 22, 2018
Where: Do-Drop Inn
8204 Bayford Rd Nassawadox, Virginia 23413
Join us for a special reunion concert at the Do-Drop Inn, an African-American cultural landmark on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. As part of a larger Virginia Humanities grant funded oral history project on the “Do-Drop Inn,” WHRO is collaborating with Do-Drop Inn owner Jane Cabarrus to organize a reunion concert night at on September 22.
Sat. Sep. 22, 2018 12:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Arlington, VA
880 S. Walter Reed Drive Arlington, Virginia 22193
The Prio Bangla (a Non- Profit Organization) with support from Arlington County and recognized by the Virginia Governor is hosting the 7th annual Multicultural Street Festival in Arlington, Virginia.
Tue. Sep. 25, 2018 12:00pm
Where: Virginia Humanities
145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Humanities Fellow Brenda Marie Osbey Presents “Virginia Suite: Narrative Poems” “Virginia Suite” is a historical narrative poem sequence that focuses on interactions of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans in the earliest years of the Virginia Colony.