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.
Wed. Jan. 30, 2019 - Wed. Jun. 19, 2019
Where: Gallery 5
200 West Marshall St. Richmond, VA 23220
A series of facilitated public conversations, presented monthly, exploring a range of social issues that are central to Richmond’s past and present. Richmond & the Suburbs – 1/30 Richmond & Black Freedom – 2/20 Urban Agriculture – 3/13 Richmond & Public Art – 4/17 Richmond & Sustainability – 5/15 Richmond & Transportation – 6/19 This […]
Servitude and the Law in 18th-Century Virginia – Feb. 19, Charlottesville
Tue. Feb. 19, 2019 12:00pm
Where: Virginia Humanities
145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903
Join Virginia Humanities Fellow and University of Oregon history professor Allison Madar for a discussion of her research on the history of early America and the early modern Atlantic world with a focus on unfreedom and the law.
Tue. Feb. 19, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Jackson Park Branch Library
1101 Morningside St SE, Roanoke, VA 24013
Angela Dominguez has written several books for children including Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. In 2016, she received her second Pura Belpré Honor for her illustrations in Mango, Abuela, and Me (written by Meg Medina).
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.
Wed. Mar. 20, 2019 - Sun. Mar. 24, 2019
Where: Charlottesville and Albemarle County
The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture over five days in Charlottesville and Albemarle County every March.