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The Commonwealth and the Great War

September 1 - November 18
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. This tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured.

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Pandemic: Richmond

September 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city. From influenza to cholera to polio to AIDS/HIV, this exhibition investigates how Richmonders have fought silent, invisible enemies and tells their stories of both loss and survival.

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Butterflies LIVE!

September 1 - October 14
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. Get up close and personal as hundreds of butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and lifecycles.

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Origami in the Garden

September 1 - September 30
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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An exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse, and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.  

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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

September 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, this exhibit will examine the role of fashion in the professional, creative, and social advancement of women in Richmond, Virginia.

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Truthful Witnessing

September 1 - October 14
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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This third installation in a series of exhibitions exploring the four volumes of the Black Photographers Annual, published between 1973 and 1980, features a range of artists, including author James Baldwin. This series is sponsored by Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, president of University of Richmond, and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher.  

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There’s Just Us

September 1 - October 28
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook Charlottesville. This exhibit is a photo series by Alec R. Hosterman who was there to document the protests over that weekend.  

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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

September 1 - November 30
Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City , VA 23030 United States
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Explore colorful autumn gardens, the river shore, and exhibits. Pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze.  

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Sophie Treppendahl

September 1 - October 14
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt opens in the Pink Gallery. .

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4th Friday Art Shows

September 1 - September 22
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
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Wind up the summer of 2018 with bright summer lights. Deshia Williams’ exhibit provides the light show. Celebrate the river that has provided so much summer fun with the exhibit, River Renderings. And there are two exciting solo shows that open.  

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Ongoing

Beyond Duty

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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The core of the exhibition is comprised of the stories of 9 diplomats who were recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations”. The stories represent diversity: different countries of origin, various countries were they operated different types of rescue actions taken in various stages of the Holocaust. The stories are woven into the historical chain of […]

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9:00 am

Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
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The days following 9/11 were marked by sadness, as well as a massive outpouring of support and willingness to help. Each year since has presented an opportunity for people across the country to team up, and make a difference. Pocahontas State Park would like to continue that tradition by bringing together volunteers to help clean-up […]

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11:00 am

Short Pump Pals

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
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Enjoy a morning out with your preschooler with entertainment and activities.

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5:00 pm

Kids Night

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina Ale House, 11275 W Broad St
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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They will have an all ages Paint Nite, Mathnasium will bring educational games, Goldfish Swim School will be there, and a magician that comes every week. Kids 10 and under eat for $0.99 with the purchase of an adult entree.

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5:30 pm

Commonwealth’s Patriot Day Ceremony

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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The ceremony will honor and remember the nearly 3,000 who perished during the terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon in Arlington on September 11, 2001. September 11 is officially acknowledged as Patriot Day – A National Day of Mourning and Remembrance as designated by the U.S. Congress. Meet in the E. Bruce […]

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6:00 pm

Remembering 9/11

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Meet Clarence Singleton, a retired United States Marine, who will speak about his experience as a World Trade Center survivor. Registration begins two weeks before program.  

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Author Meg Medina

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
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Author Meg Medina will read from her resonant new novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears. Meg will also announce one lucky sweepstakes winner for a trek bike, helmet, and signed copy of the book.

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