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Virginia Historical Society Programs Calendar 2015


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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 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 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 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



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