Lost Cause Exhibit courtesy the American Civil War Museum.
Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello
Recreation of the Hemings Cabin - Photo by Steve Ruark for Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Sat. Jan. 18, 2020 - Sat. Apr. 18, 2020
Where: Black History Museum and Cultural Center
122 West Leigh St, Richmond VA 23220
The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello, gives voice to the many enslaved families who built and maintained Monticello. It highlights the stories of six families who, along with others, lived in slavery at Jefferson’s home and plantation for generations: Elizabeth Hemings and her children, among whom the most well-known is her daughter Sally; […]
Rodney Lofton. August 2018. Photographed by Michael Simon for the Voices from Richmond's Hidden Epidemic project.
Thu. Jan. 23, 2020 - Mon. May. 25, 2020
Where: The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street Richmond, VA 23219
Featuring oral histories collected by Laura Browder and Patricia Herrera with accompanying photographic portraits by Michael Simon, Voices from Richmond’s Hidden Epidemic offers a nuanced look at the HIV/AIDS crisis through the stories of survivors, caregivers, activists, and health care workers on the front lines.
Student at a summer art camp. Photo courtesy Northeast Neighborhood Association of Harrisonburg.
Fri. Feb. 7, 2020 - Fri. Feb. 28, 2020
Where: Arts Council of the Valley - Smith House Galleries
311 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801
View original artworks by students ages 14-18 who, led by JMU Art Professor Susan Zurbrigg, participated in a summer 2019 workshop on racial healing and transformation.
for Southwest Virginia
Fri. Mar. 6, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
101 Country Music Way Bristol, VA 24201
Attend this free workshop to learn about funding opportunities from Virginia Humanities for Southwest Virginia non-profit organizations. About this Event Why Attend? Since 1974, Virginia Humanities has awarded more than 3,500 grants to non-profit organizations exploring the history and cultural traditions of Virginia and its communities and the issues that matter most to Virginians.
Five days, hundreds of authors. Join us March 18-22, 2020.
Wed. Mar. 18, 2020 - Sun. Mar. 22, 2020
Where: Charlottesville and Albemarle
Five days, hundreds of authors. Join us for the 26th annual Virginia Festival of the Book March 18-22, 2020.
Tim Macdonald - Photo courtesy Frontier Culture Museum
Tue. Mar. 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Frontier Culture Museum, Dairy Barn Lecture Hall
1290 Richmond Road Staunton, Virginia 24401
In an era before recordings, live music was prevalent, and the violin was king. The same instrument was used in barns and at royal courts, for rustic country dances and for fashionable classical concerts—and the same players would do it all.