Museum Galleries are closed for renovation.
Museum shop and library are open.
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
As of January 5, 2015, this calendar is subject to change. Please visit http://www.vahistorical.org to confirm information.
Banner Lectures begin at noon (note 5:30 p.m. for Wednesday, April 22, indicated in red) and cost $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/students and children under 18, and are free for VHS members. Banner Lectures are sponsored by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Reservations are not required. Seating is offered on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, visit http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes.
Thursday, January 22 “Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery – Where War Comes Home”
by Robert M. Poole
Thursday, February 5 “From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia” by John O. Peters and Judge Henry E. Hudson
Cosponsored with the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Thursday, February 19 “Fellow Travelers on The Road to Black Ned’s Forge” by Turk McCleskey
Thursday, March 19 “What’s Wrong with Black Beard?” by Kevin P. Duffus
Thursday, March 5 “James Madison’s Gift: The Power of Partnership” by David O. Stewart
Wednesday, April 1 “The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865” by John J. Fox III
Wednesday, April 22 (5:30 p.m.) “Lee’s Last War Winter” by William C. Davis
Cosponsored with Richmond National Battlefield Park
Thursday, May 7 “Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson”
by S. C. Gwynne
Thursday, June 4 “The Poe You May Not Know” by Barbara Cantalupo
Thursday, July 2 “What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, a Life” by Marc Leepson
Thursday, July 23 “Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era” by Eric Allen Hall
Thursday, October 8 “God’s Acre: Why African American Cemeteries Matter”
by Lynn Rainville
Thursday, November 19 “George Marshall and Leadership Lessons” by Gerald Pops
BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS:
Behind The Scenes Tours are offered every other month. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and cost $10 for VHS members and $17 for nonmembers. A 20% discount is offered to patrons who wish to purchase tickets to three separate tours in one transaction. Each tour is limited to 20 participants. Advance registration is recommended. For more information, or to register for a behind the scenes tour, visithttp://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/tours.
Saturday, January 31 Virginia is for Lovers
Saturday, March 28 Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Saturday, May 30 Before and After Mad Men: Advertising and the American Dream
Saturday, July 25 Things that Can Kill You: Weapons, Disease, and other Dangerous Stuff
Saturday, September 26 Bottoms Up: Ales, Ciders, and Taverns from Virginia’s Fermented Past
Saturday, November 21 Gridirons and Hoops: College Football and Basketball in the Old Dominion
SEE YOU IN CLASS:
See You In Class programs take place from 5:30–7:00 p.m. Classes cost $50 for VHS members and $65 for nonmembers. For more information and to register for a class, visit http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes.
Thursday, February 26 and March 5 “The Great Depression in Virginia” by Ronald Heinemann
Thursday, March 26 “Final Chapters . . . the Civil War in 1865”
by Brig. Gen. John W. Mountcastle
Thursday, April 9 and 16 “The Houses of the Fan” by Robert P. Winthrop
STORIES AT THE MUSEUM:
Stories at the Museum takes place the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Every program includes a group reading of a selected history-themed picture book and a craft activity related to the text. Each month the books have a different theme. Stories at the Museum programs are free and open to children of all ages. For more information, visit http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/family-and-youth-activities.
January 17 Famous Americans Month
February 7 and 21 Black History Month
March 7 and 21 Women’s History Month
Apr 4 and 18 Civil War and Emancipation Month
May 2 and 16 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
June 6 and 20 WWII History Month
July 4 and 18 American Revolution History Month