Gallery walks take place in the galleries of the Virginia Historical Society. All walks begin at noon unless otherwise indicated. Admission is $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/children & students, and free to members (please present card). Parking is free. Reservations are not required.
Virginia Before the Civil War: Moonlight, Magnolias, Decline, and Dissension
May 15, 2013
Lead Curator and Lora M. Robins Curator
The myth of “Old Virginia” emerged as a result of a society in flux. This tour explores how the growth of industrial cities and improvements in transportation combined with political decline, the continued suffering of slaves, and the emigration of thousands of Virginians to the West to threaten the old order.
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Stars and Stripes: The History of the United States Flag
June 12, 2013
Rebecca A. Rose
There are more than twenty-five representations of the United States flag on display at the Virginia Historical Society, but not all of them depict the same banner. This tour will feature some of the largest and smallest representations of “Old Glory” and explore how our flag has changed since 1776.
Moving through Time: Transportation over the Ages
July 17, 2013
Chris Van Tassel
Journey back in time as we examine how people and products got where they were going. This tour will feature all things related to transportation in the Story of Virginia. Join us as we consider a Powhatan piloting a canoe downriver, a barrel of tobacco being rolled on a rough colonial road, or a streetcar navigating the avenues of Richmond.
Religion in Virginia: From Powhatan to Pat Robertson
August 21, 2013
Chris Van Tassel
Where do we come from? Why are we here? What happens to us after we die? Learn how Virginians have answered these timeless questions. This tour of the Story of Virginia examines religious beliefs from Native Americans to the diverse religions and denominations practiced in Virginia today.
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