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Virginia Museum of History & Culture announces new webinars

virginia museum of history & cultureThe Virginia Museum of History & Culture announced new free online webinars for adults and History Connects programs for students this week.

Webinars for Adults

  • Tuesday, April 14 at 2:00pm – Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Stories of Virginia Participants will explore the role of history in art, engage in a discussion about artistic process and influence, analyze artist statements and artwork from the Fresh Paint exhibition, and develop an appreciation for artistic interpretation and historic events.
  • Thursday, April 16 at 2:00pm – What’s Your Sign? Ephemera & Women’s Activism This program explores over a century of women’s activism through ephemera found in the VMHC collections. From protest signs to knit caps, participants will learn how Virginia women fought against injustices in the Commonwealth and analyze the historiography of protest moments.

Programs for Students

  • Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00am – Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Emancipation Proclamation Focusing on an examination of political cartoons and paintings that highlight Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the end of slavery, students will engage in primary source analysis and learn about their historical context. (Upper Elementary and older)
  • Thursday, April 16 at 10:00am – Rebuilding America: Reconstruction to Jim Crow 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. (Upper Elementary and older)
  • Friday, April 17 at 10:00am – Picture This: Virginia in the 20th Century Using photographs and primary sources throughout the 20th century, this program is designed to allow students to examine changes in Virginia’s society and politics. Historical themes sch as education, industrialization, urbanization, transportation, and the changing roles of women are explored. (Upper Elementary and older)

To register for these webinars and programs please go to

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