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Appalachian Revolution: Explore the Revolutionary War on the 250th Anniversary. Free Summer Field Trips for 4th-5th Graders in the NRV.Event

Appalachian Revolution: A Summer Experience

Wilderness Road Museum, Virginia Tech, and the Pulaski County VA250 committee are excited to announce a VA250 Virginia Humanities Grant sponsoring free summer field trips for 4th and 5th grade …

June 3 – July 31, 2024 | Dublin
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Celebrating Roanoke’s Black History: Highlighting Community Members from the Works of David Ramey

Learn about the history and achievements of Roanoke’s storied Gainsboro community as featured in the exhibition David Ramey: Gainsboro Road and Beyond, supported in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

February 18, 2024 | 2PM – 3PM | Roanoke
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Thrillers, Killers, and Wine Chillers

Family secrets, dark money, and gathering storms define the new thrillers from Tara Laskowski and E.A. Aymar.

March 21, 2024 | 7PM | Fairfax
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Memorial Days: Viet Nam Stories

Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin brings the surreal nature of war to life in his story collection, “Memorial Days: Viet Nam Stories, 1973-2022.”

March 27, 2024 | 2:15PM | Online
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Breaking the Mold with Marlon James

Hear from author Marlon James, who has won high praise for his Dark Star Trilogy—which Entertainment Weekly describes as “drenched in African myth and folklore.”

February 22, 2024 | 7PM | Fairfax
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Battling the Opioid Epidemic with Beth Macy

Journalist Beth Macy unveils the raw, human side of the opioid crisis, from its beginnings in small-town Virginia and its stratospheric rise, to the everyday heroes fighting to save lives ten years on.

February 5, 2024 | 7PM | Fairfax
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Red Hill Rediscovered: Patrick Henry in Love

Join Patrick Henry’s 5th-great-grandson, Patrick Henry Jolly, on Valentine’s Day for a live virtual discussion on the love life of Patrick Henry.

February 14, 2024 | 11AM – 12PM | Virtual
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Hope of Escape Film Screening

A mother and daughter must plan their escape from enslavement after learning they are about to be sold and separated forever.

February 15, 2024 | 7PM | Roanoke
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Lafayette’s World: Revolutionary Ideals and the Limits of Freedom Opening Reception

The exhibit celebrates the Marquis as an individual and the belief in freedom and democracy shared by those he fought alongside in the American Revolution.

March 1–6, 2024 | 5:30PM – 7PM | Fredericksburg
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Panel Discussion: Diverse Participation in the Revolutionary War

This virtual panel will explore contributions by African Americans, women, Indigenous people and members of the LGBTQ+ community to the American Revolution.

March 6, 2024 | 6PM – 7PM | Virtual
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Evening with an Expert: The Marquis de Lafayette, a True Friend of The Cause

Dr. Gaila Sims, Curator of African American History and Special Projects at Fredericksburg Area Museum, will speak about the Marquis’s abolitionist influences and his beliefs on the institution of slavery.

May 9, 2024 | 7PM – 8:30PM | Fredericksburg
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Madayin: Land and Lineage

Marika belongs to one of the great artistic and political dynasties, which is represented by her father Wandjuk Marika O.B.E. and grandfather Mawalan in the Madayin exhibition and in museum collections around the world.

February 3, 2024 | 4PM | Charlottesville
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