From Wytheville to the White House… and Abroad – Exhibit
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.
Newport News in WWI – Exhibit
Sat. May. 19, 2018 - Tue. Sep. 3, 2019
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.
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.
film screening and discussion
Musician Earl Gilmore - Photo by Andrew Garrison
Wed. Jan. 16, 2019 7:00pm
Where: UVA College at Wise Student Center
UVA College at Wise Wise, VA 24293
Earl Gilmore was a singular, creative spirit, unapologetic in his being and expression, but deeply private about his gay sexuality—until he spoke publicly, on camera about it with filmmaker Andrew Garrison in 1984.
Tue. Jan. 22, 2019 4:00pm
Where: Richmond Public Library
101 East Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219
Kelly Starling Lyons is a writer and children’s book author. She is also one of the founding members of the blog The Brown Bookshelf, which is aimed at young African-American readers and features book reviews and author and illustrator interviews.
PVCC – Career Info Series
Lorenzo Dickerson, Emily Morrison, Matthew Gibson
Thu. Jan. 24, 2019 12:00pm
Where: PVCC North Mall Meeting Room
501 College Dr., Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Humanities’ executive director, Matthew Gibson, will participate in a panel discussion at Piedmont Virginia Community College about careers in the arts and humanities. Enjoy lunch and learn from professionals about career fields and employer expectations!
Competing narratives of what happened on Nov. 3, 1979
Tue. Feb. 5, 2019 12:00 pm
Where: Virginia Humanities
145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903
On the morning of November 3, 1979, communist labor and anti-racist activists were preparing for a city-sanctioned, noontime rally in Greensboro, NC. The subject of their march was Ku Klux Klan interference with multi-racial union building efforts in the powerful, local textile mills. As four news crews rolled their cameras, Klansmen (and women) and American […]
Thu. Feb. 28, 2019 10:40 am - 11:25 am
Where: Richmond Community High School
201 East Brookland Park Boulevard Richmond, VA 23222
As part of the “Together We Rise” oral history and performing arts project, Embrace Richmond is hosting a special student-led Black History Month assembly at Community High.
Tue. Mar. 19, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th Street Northwest Charlottesville, VA 22903
Join Virginia Humanities and Preservation Virginia as we bring together the Virginia Rosenwald School Network and other advocacy and history groups for an in-depth look at the state of Virginia’s historic African American resources.