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Richmond, VA 23220
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March 2017
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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

March 1 - September 5
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life. ($, Free for members)  

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Banner Lecture: All Falling Faiths

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s is a personal memoir of growing up and coming of age in the 1950s and 60s by J. Harvie Wilkinson III.

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April 2017
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Stories at the Museum

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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The film’s overall message is that we should be investing in mental health treatments for children as early as possible. The 2017 Created Equal Film Series is presented by the Bon Secours Health Care Foundation. This screening is cosponsored by the Family Life Line.

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May 2017
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CancerLINC’s Spring Awards Luncheon

May 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Honors a philanthropic person or persons in the Greater RVA community and thanks dedicated volunteers and businesses who make CancerLINC's services to cancer patients possible.

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Mothers and Motherhood in Virginia

May 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In celebration of Mother’s Day, this program will use the vast collections to examine the lives of individual Virginia mothers and explore how society’s concept of motherhood has changed over time—from the cult of republican motherhood to the challenges of present-day working mothers.

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Remote Area Medical

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Filmed at an annual three-day pop-up medical clinic held at Bristol, Tennessee’s NASCAR speedway, the documentary tells its story through the eyes of patients and their loved ones who accompany them while waiting for treatment.  

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June 2017
Free

Deep Run

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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An intimate study of young outsiders in an insular Christian community, Deep Run explores the intersection of modern identity and faith in the American South. The 2017 Created Equal Film Series is presented by the Bon Secours Health Care Foundation.

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July 2017
Free

Here’s To Flint

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Based on the work of ACLU of Michigan investigative reporter Curt Guyette, this an exhaustive probe into how the city was left exposed to lead-tainted drinking water for nearly two years. The 2017 Created Equal Film Series is presented by the Bon Secours Health Care Foundation.

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Away I’m Bound Away

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Originally the most populous and politically powerful state in the new nation, Virginia saw its fortunes decline in the early nineteenth century. Using letters, maps, and other primary sources, this program will look at the people who carried Virginia’s culture west looking for land, gold, and new opportunities.

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September 2017
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Behind the Scenes Tour: 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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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 themes of urbanization, social change, and politics represented through media.

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October 2017
Free

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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The documentary serves as a reminder that each of us has the ability to bring about powerful social change by exercising our right to participate in our democracy. Commentary provided by the Reverend Grady Powell. The 2017 Created Equal Film Series is presented by the Bon Secours Health Care Foundation.  

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November 2017
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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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