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Venue Details
Venue Information: Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond Virginia 23219
Contact Phone: 804-692-3500
Hours: Mon - Sat, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Current Scheduled Events

1 New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond
  Dates: December 10, 2018 - December 7, 2019, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Library of Virginia
  Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite portrait of Virginia is becoming more complex, challenging an older, simpler understanding of what it means...(more)
2 Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience
  Dates: November 13, 2019, Wednesday
Location: Library of Virginia
  "Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience" is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in...(more)
3 WRITING & CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP Sparks for Creative Expression in the Library’s Collections
  Dates: November 13, 2019, Wednesday
Location: Library of Virginia
  In conjunction with the Library’s exhibition "New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond," connect with stories from past and present Virginia immigrants by interacting with objects they carried with them or created after they arrived—from cookbooks and musical instruments to architectural drawings. Join...(more)
4 MICHAEL W. TWITTY The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Ol
  Dates: November 14, 2019, Thursday
Location: Library of Virginia
  Author Michael W. Twitty joins us to discuss his award-winning book, "The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South." A renowned culinary historian, he offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race,...(more)
5 INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP How to Trace Your Virginia Roots
  Dates: November 15, 2019, Friday
Location: Library of Virginia
  Library of Virginia reference archivists Amanda Morrell and Jennifer Huff introduce you to the types of records in the Library's collections and help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library...(more)
6 BOOK TALK WITH SUSAN SCHULTEN A History of America in 100 Maps
  Dates: November 19, 2019, Tuesday
Location: Library of Virginia
  Join author and historian Susan Schulten for a talk on her latest book, "A History of America in 100 Maps." Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or...(more)
7 Eliza House Trist & Thomas Jefferson: A Friendship and a Woman’s Journal of Westward Exploration
  Dates: December 4, 2019, Wednesday
Location: Library of Virginia
  Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Karen A. Chase, an independent author and scholar, for a talk revealing the life and writings of Elizabeth House Trist, the often-overlooked American woman who traveled westward in 1783, two decades before the famed Lewis and...(more)
8 Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience
  Dates: December 11, 2019, Wednesday
Location: Library of Virginia
  "Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience" is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in...(more)
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