Courtesy of Library of Virginia.
Mon. Apr. 3 - Tue. Dec. 5
Where: Library of Virginia
800 E. Broad Street Richmond, VA
The Library of Virginia will tell the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy through an exciting exhibition and associated programming. Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled addresses the important and long-lasting effects of Prohibition on commonwealth and America.
Dudley Biddlecomb and Peter Hedlund, participants in VFH’s Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program passing on the traditions of oyster aquaculture - Photo by Pat Jarrett.
Sat. May. 27 - Sun. Mar. 11
Where: Cape Charles, Fredericksburg, Newport News, Staunton, Warsaw, and Winchester
VFH, in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums and six organizations across the state, will help Virginians examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element through “Water/Ways,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program.
Tue. May. 30 - Tue. Sep. 26
Where: Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library
340 Whitehead Street, Chatham, Virginia 24531
Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Canady of the history faculty at Averett, this conversation focuses on the history of race as it influenced labor in the nation, the South, and our local community.
Richmond Jazz Society presents an historic exhibition - VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years
Tue. Sep. 19 - Mon. Apr. 30
Where: The Valentine Museum
1015 East Clay Street Richmond, Virginia 23219
This multi-media exhibition created by Richmond Jazz Society illuminates over 30 Virginians who made significant contributions to the development of Jazz as an American art form – from the early rhythms of its birth at the turn of the 20th century to the multifaceted vibrations leading to the music’s modern sound.
Wed. Sep. 20 - Wed. Dec. 13
Eastern Mennonite University’s Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice is hosting a series of webinars to highlight narratives that can help historically divided communities explore the past, confront current issues, and move together into a shared future.
Cabin Creek Boys (photo by Pat Jarrett).
Thu. Sep. 21 - Sun. Sep. 24
Where: Watermelon Park
3322 Lockes Mill Road Berryville, VA 22611
VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program has once again partnered with Shepherds Ford Productions as a supporter of Watermelon Park Festival. Watermelon Park was the site of the nation’s first bluegrass festival in 1960.
Fri. Sep. 22 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Virginia Arts of the Book Center
2125 Ivy Road, Suite 5, Charlottesville VA 22903
Join VFH’s Virginia Arts of the Book Center at the release party for the trade paperback publication of Speaking in Faces. Make sure you dress up as, or in, your favorite font to participate in the costume contest.
At edUi in 2013, Jennifer Nesossis went behind the scenes of the Virginia Historical Society's website redesign.
Mon. Sep. 25 - Wed. Sep. 27
Where: Charlottesville Downtown Mall
This year's edUi conference offers professional development in the areas of user interface and experience design for nonprofit and educational organizations with a lineup of world-class speakers.
Mon. Sep. 25 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Where: Jefferson Theater
110 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Join us for a special talk by science fiction author and digital rights advocate Cory Doctorow. This talk is a keynote presentation that is part of the edUi conference presented in partnership with Virginia Center for the Book, both are programs of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.