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The VHS began recording the Banner Lecture series in 2007.

Read, Watch, Listen is your one-stop shop for all VHS productions.

Learn about the society's quarterly journal, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, and its semi-annual newsletter, History Notes. You will also want to read our VHS blog, where staff members write about their daily activities, recent accessions to the collections, or special events.

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Or, choose to learn something new from the society's extensive audio and video collection. We have audio and video from authors and historians who have spoken during the Banner Lecture series, staff produced content that explores artifacts or themes in Virginia history, and even an animated video series for students.

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Whether you like to read, watch, or listen, you will learn something new by exploring our productions.

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Get an insider look at the VHS by reading our staff blog.
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This semiannual newsletter provides up-to-date information on all VHS activities.
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History Notes
Learn about the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the quarterly journal of the VHS.
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Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
From edited primary source documents to scholarly studies and exhibition catalogs, the VHS has published many quality history books.
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Books and Guides
How well do you know Virginia history? Enter your mystery photograph challenge guess here.
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Spring 2014 Mystery Photo Challenge