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Learn more about items related to commencement exercises in the VHS collections.

Van de Vyver Institute Diploma
@NJLittleMike VHS museum shop and library are open the Friday after Thanksgiving but galleries remained closed for renovation.

Civil War and Emancipation Day

Saturday, April 12, 10:00am5:00pm
Free
Location:
Virginia Historical Society
Halsey Family Lecture Hall
Part of the Civil War and Emancipation Day category.
Part of the program.
Civil War and Emancipation Day is a signature event of The Future of Richmond's Past, a collaborative effort among leaders of Richmond’s historical societies, museums, commissions, cultural and tourism organizations, and educational institutions to frame the sesquicentennial years during which Richmond and the nation will commemorate the anniversaries of the Civil War and Emancipation.

"A Tale of Two Trunks: Mary Custis Lee and James Jones"
From 10:00am
5:00pm

A display consisting of rarely exhibited items from the VHS collection, including the stars from Robert E. Lee's uniform and recently acquired postwar papers of James Jones, an African American Republican party activist from Prince Edward County. These items will be on display for one day only.

"Saving Your Family Treasures"
From 10:00am
2:00pm

Want to learn how to save your own family treasures? Experts from seven area libraries and museums demonstrate how to store and preserve photographs, textiles, books, documents, and cultural resources. Successfully complete the seven historical challenges they’ve devised and be registered to win an exciting prize package.

Andrew Talkov

Andrew Talkov, Vice President for Programs

The 2014 Civil War and Emancipation Day event will feature rarely shown items and and a gathering of local experts who will offer instructions on how to save your family treasures. Come join us for this exciting event at the Virginia Historical Society.

Civil War and Emancipation Day 2014 Banner at the VHS

 

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