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Student Webinar – Lincoln and Emancipation

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

This program focuses on an examination of political cartoons and paintings that highlight Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the end of slavery. Recommended for Upper Elementary Students. This webinar is free; however, registration is required.

Free

Curators at Work – Stamping Out Smallpox: The History of the First Vaccine

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

As we enter our second year of the coronavirus pandemic, have you ever wondered how Virginians fought infectious disease in the past? Join curator Dr. Karen Sherry in this virtual program to learn more about the history of smallpox, its…

Free

Banner Lecture – Rebellious Passage

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Drawing upon a sweeping array of previously unexamined sources, Rebellious Passage examines the neglected maritime dimensions of the extensive US slave trade and slave revolt. This book chronicles the first comprehensive history of the ship revolt, its consequences, and its…

Free

Movie Mythbusting – Walk the Line

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

A Women’s History Month viewing of Walk the Line. Watch the film in advance, whenever or however works best for you, and then log into an interactive Zoom presentation where the VMHC education team will mythbust what’s true, what’s not,…

Free

Commonwealth Classroom – Activism from Home Workshop

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Join a panel of experienced activists featured in the museum’s recent Today’s Agents of Change exhibition who will share their expertise and guide workshop conversations. Participants will break out into small focus groups for a discussion session for exchanging resources…

Free

Banner Lecture – Richmond’s Historic Cemeteries

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Join Ryan K. Smith for an exploration of the history and recovery of the burial grounds of Richmond, Virginia, through the lens of race. This lecture will compare these important sites in terms of their initial dynamics as well as…

Free

Student Webinar – Rebuilding America: Reconstruction to Jim Crow

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

This program examines the period of rebuilding and reunification after the Civil War. Students will study the impacts of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, the origins of Jim Crow, and steps taken to disenfranchise African Americans. Recommended for Upper…

Free

Student Webinar – Picture This: Virginia in the 20th Century

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Using photographs and primary sources throughout the twentieth century, this program is designed to allow students to examine changes in Virginia's society and politics. Historical themes such as education, industrialization, urbanization, transportation, and the changing roles of women are explored.…

Free

Banner Lecture – President Without A Party

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Join historian Christopher Leahy for a discussion of his new biography of John Tyler, the nation’s only president to have been kicked out of his own political party.

Free
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