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Duck and Cover: Exploring Virginia's Atomic Culture in the Digital Age

Saturday, September 28, 10:30am12:00pm
Children $17 Members $10 (Join today) Seniors $17 Adults $17
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Virginia Historical Society
Part of the Behind the Scenes Tour category.
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By, For, and About Women in Civil Defense Newsletter imageAir raid drills. Conelrad. Bomb shelters. Duck and cover. All of these were familiar terms to Americans in the Cold War culture of the 1950s. The future looked uncertain in the new Atomic Age because of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. People lived with the threat of nuclear war as part of their daily lives. This tour, led by chief librarian Frances Pollard and senior education specialist Evan Liddiard, will feature survival literature, manuscripts, and objects from Virginia during the Cold War, along with a look at how the VHS uses cutting edge technology to share its collections with a worldwide audience.

Reservations are required and may be made online or in the VHS Pusey Museum Shop.

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