Exhibits

These exhibits travel throughout Virginia and are available for loan to Virginia museums and galleries.

Beyond Jamestown: Virginia Indians Past and Present

This exhibit focuses on Indian history through thousands of years. It features a replicated longhouse and dugout, a one-room Indian school, and the work of nine contemporary Virginia Indian artists.

Interpretive panels, historic photographs, and quotes from contemporary tribal members allow visitors to experience Virginia Indian cultures in context.

 

Family Portraits: Virginia Indians at the Turn of the 20th Century

This exhibition was originally shown in 1993 as a research project of anthropology major, arts management certificate student, Katherine Schupp Zeringue, Sweet Briar College class of 1994 and organized for an Ewald Symposium.  Entitled Family Portraits: Virginian Indians at the Turn of the 20th Century.

The collection features more than 30 photographs of Virginia Indian tribal members, taken between 1895 and 1935 by such notable figures as anthropologists James Mooney and Frank Speck.