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Richmond, VA 23220
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July 2017

Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

July 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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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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August 2017

Banner Lecture: The Extremes of Virginia: Two Commonwealths, Separated and Unequal

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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August Wallmeyer brings his unique perspectives on public policy issues in Virginia to bear on three “rural, poor, and largely unknown” areas of Virginia: Southwest, Southside, and the Eastern Shore. ($, Free for member and 18 and under.)

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The Extremes of Virginia

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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August Wallmeyer brings his unique perspectives on public policy issues in Virginia to bear on three “rural, poor, and largely unknown” areas of Virginia: Southwest, Southside, and the Eastern Shore. He will graphically assemble a portrait of a Virginia largely unknown to those living in the commonwealth’s wealthier and more prosperous urban corridor. ($, Free for members and 18 and under)

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BrewHaHa Virginia Craft Beer Festival

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoy music, food, and rare historic beer recipes. Don't miss this chance to sip history.

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Banner Lecture

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty, Jon Kukla, who has been studying Henry for years and has even lived on one of his former plantations, restores Patrick Henry to the front rank of American Revolutionary patriots. ($, Free for member and 18 and under)

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September 2017

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

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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Free

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

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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