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Virginia Museum of History and Culture

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428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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June 2018

WWI America

June 1, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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The exhibition features more than 100 objects, multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences and focuses on WWI as a transformational event. Themes such as immigration and migration, racial conflict, women’s rights, labor struggles, challenges to civil liberties, and the meaning of citizenship are explored.

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July 2018

Front Lawn Fun – Games from the Past

July 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

This family-friendly activity will feature outdoor games from yesteryear. The activity will take place on the front lawn by the Boulevard (weather permitting), or in the Bluford Classroom (rain and heat plan). The event is free but does not include admission to the museum.

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August 2018

Front Lawn Fun – Games from the Past

August 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

This family-friendly activity will feature outdoor games from yesteryear. The activity will take place on the front lawn by the Boulevard (weather permitting), or in the Bluford Classroom (rain and heat plan). The event is free but does not include admission to the museum.

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Front Lawn Fun – Games from the Past

August 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

This family-friendly activity will feature outdoor games from yesteryear. The activity will take place on the front lawn by the Boulevard (weather permitting), or in the Bluford Classroom (rain and heat plan). The event is free but does not include admission to the museum.

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Front Lawn Fun – Games from the Past

August 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

This family-friendly activity will feature outdoor games from yesteryear. The activity will take place on the front lawn by the Boulevard (weather permitting), or in the Bluford Classroom (rain and heat plan). The event is free but does not include admission to the museum.

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Front Lawn Fun – Games from the Past

August 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

This family-friendly activity will feature outdoor games from yesteryear. The activity will take place on the front lawn by the Boulevard (weather permitting), or in the Bluford Classroom (rain and heat plan). The event is free but does not include admission to the museum.

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September 2018

Vintage, Upcycled, and Refurbished: What is the “End of the Line” for Our Stuff?

September 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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This program will pull objects from the collection of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, like those seen in Stovall’s paintings, and trace their stories through multiple generations. Learn about the life cycles of our material culture and get up close and personal with museum objects that you might also see in antique shops or at auction today.

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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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A century ago—at the height of World War I—history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. The disease claimed more lives in twenty-four weeks than AIDS has claimed in thirty-seven years, and more than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision between modern science and epidemic disease.

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VMHC Teacher Open House

September 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

Celebrate the start of the school year and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the upcoming exhibit, "Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia." At this event, educators can enjoy beer, wine, and food; win raffle prizes; and experience the educational initiatives at the museum. Please register online.

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October 2018

Homeschool Open House

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Meet and mingle with other homeschoolers from across Virginia! Participate in activities for all ages, including guided workshops and gallery walks, as well as self-guided crafts, games, and scavenger hunts. Registration is required.

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Make Your Mark: Paint Night at the VMHC

October 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Gather in the gallery for this exclusive opportunity to make your mark on their ground-breaking exhibition, "Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia." Add your creative flair to the interactive art space that will accompany the exhibition; help decorate tables where exhibition visitors will create their own object-inspired artwork and practice techniques of mural artists past and present. Sip wine, socialize with other art enthusiasts, and get an after-hours sneak peek at the exhibition. Limited tickets; only 12…

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Live Mural Painting in the Gallery

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Museum guests can watch some of the region’s most talented artists as they paint murals inspired by objects from our collections. Live painting begins on September 10 and occurs every weekend from September 15 through October 7, with some artists also painting throughout the week. Live painting in October coincides with artoberVA, an annual celebration of arts and culture in Richmond and the Tri-Cities area of Virginia.

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Stories at the Museum

October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on April 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Becoming Citizens: U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes

October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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In this 7-session course, museum staff will prepare students to successfully complete the U.S. citizenship test. Like other citizenship courses, students will learn the civics and history lessons to pass the citizenship examination. Unlike other citizenship classes, this course offers students opportunities to personally interact with original historical objects, maps, books, and documents and engage with experts in the history of this state and nation. This course offers expert instruction as well as a unique experience as you prepare yourself…

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Fall Book Sale

October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

They will have thousands of gently-used hardcover, softcover, fiction, and nonfiction titles just waiting for you to peruse. All books are in good condition and many have a historical connection. Benefits the museum's educational initiatives. Visit the museum shop 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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November 2018

The Commonwealth and the Great War

November 1, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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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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Stories at the Museum

November 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Veterans Day

November 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Commemorate the centennial of Armistice 1918 this Veterans Day at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. See “The Commonwealth and The Great War” exhibit and enjoy family-friendly activities and programs to honor the service and sacrifice of our military. November 10-12: Free admission for active military and veterans through the generosity of The Boeing Company. November 11, at 11:30am and 2:30pm: 2 FREE screenings of “SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO!” The Stubby Movie is an animated feature film based…

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December 2018

Stories at the Museum

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Chocolate-Making Demonstrations

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2019

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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A journey through history and discover the ways in which chocolate was prepared and enjoyed in 18th-century Virginia. Guests will have the opportunity to observe chocolate being made using reproduction cooking tools and equipment appropriate to the 18th century.

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Richmond Philharmonic’s Family Holiday Pops

December 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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The Richmond Philharmonic performs a festive selection of Christmas and Hanukkah tunes, including a popular sing-along.

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Created Equal Film Series

December 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Since the 1960s, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood has entertained millions of viewers, both young and old alike, with themes of equality, peace, and self-respect. Celebrate this groundbreaking show and its creator, Fred Rogers, with the screening of the film Won’t You Be My Neighbor. RSVP recommended.

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January 2019

Stories at the Museum

January 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Artist Panel: Public Art Discussion

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Join artist, muralist, and writer Mickael Broth as he moderates a lively panel discussion among some of Richmond’s most talented mural artists about the transformative power of public art. Galleries open until 8 p.m.

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Hamiltunes RVA

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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This sing-along event means everyone can share their love of the Broadway show. Sign up to sing on stage or from the audience. In partnership with Firehouse Theatre.

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Sensory-Friendly Day

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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They will have dimmed lights and audio, a nearby quiet room for anyone feeling overwhelmed, instructional signage, and museum support staff available. They will also have optional hands-on experiences in their galleries for multi-modal learners and the Virginia Voices documentary playing in the Robins Family Forum. (Free, for children, youth, and students;$ for Adults)

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Stories at the Museum

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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A Moral Debt – Film Screening and Discussion

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Screen the documentary, A Moral Debt: The Legacy of Slavery in the USA, and stay for a panel discussion about the film’s themes of racial inequality, tolerance, and healing. RSVP recommended.

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February 2019

Stories at the Museum

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Stories at the Museum

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open to all ages.

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Stories at the Museum

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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March 2019

Stories at the Museum

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

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

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100 Years

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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A story of love and war from WWI, as told through journals and letters between Sophie and Sylvester, young newlyweds from Roanoke, Virginia. The Historical Reading Series presented by Quill Theatre features some of Richmond's finest actors and directors bringing original theatrical events alive in vivacious staged readings at a fascinating variety of historically-important venues.

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Behind the Scenes Tour: What’s Your Sign

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Examine the women’s rights movements in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through ephemera. From protest signs to knit caps, come learn how Virginia women fought against injustices in the Commonwealth.

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April 2019

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia

April 1 - April 21
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters, diaries, and photographs from the museum's world-class collection of nine million items representing the story of Virginia. The walls inside the Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Gallery will be transformed with fresh paint and expressive reflections on Virginia’s past. Using the mural aesthetic to blend the present with the past, the exhibit is the first of its kind for a history museum in the Commonwealth.

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Stories at the Museum

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

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

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Stories at the Museum

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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$

Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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