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September 2017

Washington: The Myths and the Man

September 1 - October 15
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

This exhibition presents 13 original paintings by Ferris along with 17 historical records that reveal facts about Washington’s life and about the man behind the myth. The exhibition also features items that have rarely left the grounds of his Virginia home, Mount Vernon, such as his presidential chair and inaugural sword.  

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Behind the Scenes-Picturing the Twentieth Century

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

New and rapidly developing technologies allowed the twentieth century to be the more visually documented than any previous era. Explore themes of urbanization, social change, and politics represented by the rarely displayed photograph, manuscript, and museum collections.

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Picturing the Twentieth Century

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

New and rapidly developing technologies allowed the twentieth century to be the more visually documented than any previous era. Movies, photography, and new printing methods recorded the sweeping changes that occurred as people moved from the countryside to cities and as the Industrial Revolution came to dominate the new rhythms of life. Explore the themes of urbanization, social change, and politics represented by the rarely displayed photograph, manuscript, and museum collections.

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October 2017

Becoming Citizens: U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In this 7-session course, Dr. Anita Nadal, will prepare you to successfully complete each section of the U.S. Citizenship Test. Students will learn the civics lessons necessary to pass the citizenship examination, plus offers students opportunities to personally interact with original historical objects, maps, books, and documents. Pre-registration is recommended, but students can register at the door on the evening of the first class on October 4. This course meets on seven consecutive Wednesday evenings from October 4 to November 15.…

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Banner Lecture

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

Dr. Gregory will talk about Toxic Dust: The History and Legacy of Virginia’s Kepone Disaster. ($, Free for members and 18 and under)

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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: A History of the White House by Matthew Costello and Evan Phifer

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

During this two week course, participants will learn more about the history of the White House and its many historic uses as a home, office, stage, and museum. This course will touch on the architectural history of the building and its wings, the occupants and their relationship to the residence, the presidency, and the history of the building’s preservation and conservation. Continues Thursday, October 12.  

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Stories at the Museum

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

This family friendly program features special educator-led reading of Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle and a craft activity. Open to all ages.  

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Class: John Marshall’s Nationalism

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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This is a two-part class taught by Dr. John R. Pagan. Learn about the Chief Justice John Marshall’s efforts through the process of judicial review to foster the creation and growth of a robust national market. Continues Thursday, October 26.  

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Stories at the Museum

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Open to all ages.  

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Banner Lecture:

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dr. Edward L. Ayers will deliver a lecture discussing his latest book The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America. ($, Free for members and 18 and younger)    

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Created Equal Film Series

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot (2015, 40 minutes) tells the story of the forgotten heroes in the fight for voting rights—the courageous students and teachers of Selma, Alabama. After the film, Rev. Grady W. Powell, Sr., will comment.  

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November 2017

Behind the Scenes Tour: Virginia and the Sea: A Naval History

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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This program will explore Virginia’s martial maritime past, examining naval clashes like the battle of the Chesapeake and the battle of Hampton Roads as well as the transformation of Norfolk into the world’s largest Navy base during the twentieth century.

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