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Appomattox Sesquicentennial Events

Venue: Throughout Historic ... Date: 04/08/2015 - 04/12/2015 and 04/19/2015 Location: Appomattox

It was in Appomattox on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865, the bloodiest four years in U.S. history ended when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrender... More Info

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Appomattox 150th - "Footsteps to Freedom" - ...

Venue: Appomattox Court ... Date: 04/10/2015 Location: Appomattox

To be held on the Main Stage and along the RichmondLynchburg Stage Road in the historic village, this ceremonial program invites us to think about ... More Info

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Reclaim Your Story

Venue: Oatlands Historic ... Date: 04/11/2015 Location: Leesburg

“Reclaim Your Story” Free and open to the public. African-Americans were denied their freedom during the time of slavery. They were den... More Info

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Second Sunday American Music Series

Venue: The Reynolds ... Date: 04/12/2015 Location: Critz

The Reynolds Homestead will again host The American Music Series presenting five exciting concerts beginning on December 14, 2014 with a “Hol... More Info

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"Selma" at Free Movie Friday, PVCC

Venue: Piedmont Virginia ... Date: 04/17/2015 Location: Charlottesville
Selma movie image

"Selma" chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) led a dangerous campaign to secure eq... More Info

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Hampton's Heritage Day

Venue: Carousel Park Date: 04/18/2015 Location: Hampton

Join in commemorating the melding of Native American, European and African cultures that have come together to shape our community. E... More Info

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South Yard Groundbreaking Ceremony

Venue: James Madison's ... Date: 04/18/2015 Location: Montpelier Station

In honor of the upcoming 150th anniversary of Emancipation, The Montpelier Foundation is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the reconstr... More Info

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Annual Booker T. Washington Legacy Dinner

Venue: Trinity Ecumenical ... Date: 04/25/2015 Location: Moneta

Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument will present their 4th Annual Booker T. Washington Legacy DinnerMore Info

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The Pivotal R. R. Moton High School Student ...

Venue: The Heritage Museum Date: 04/30/2015 Location: Dayton

Discover how a demonstration in Farmville, Virginia, evolved into a landmark Supreme Court decision. Beau Dickenson, Social Studies Coordinator of ... More Info

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After the War Symposium: A One Day Symposium on ...

Venue: William's Ordinary Date: 05/16/2015 Location: Manassas

This one day symposium will look into the end of the Civil War and the effects of the war on the nation. Topics include the surrender of the ... More Info

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Prince William County after the War

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 05/29/2015 Location: Bristow

With the last Confederate armies surrendering in June 1865, the American Civil War was finally over and rebuilding could begin. Like other lo... More Info

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Michael W. Twitty Foodways Event

Venue: Thomas Jefferson's ... Date: 05/29/2015 and 05/30/2015 Location: Forest

Michael W. Twitty Foodways Event Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30 Join culinary historian, historical inte... More Info

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Music at the African-American Festival

Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival

Venue: Ralph Sampson Park Date: 06/20/2015 Location: Harrisonburg
Music at the African-American Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, fellowship, activities, crafts, art, music, food, exhibitors and more! The Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-Ame... More Info

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Juneteenth Event - June 20 @ Booker T. Washington National Monument

Juneteenth Event

Venue: Booker T. ... Date: 06/20/2015 Location: Hardy
Juneteenth Event - June 20 @ Booker T. Washington National Monument

On June 20th, Booker T. Washington National Monument will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1865 emancipation of Booker T. Washington and th... More Info

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African American Rail Heritage Day

Venue: Virginia Museum of ... Date: 06/20/2015 Location: Roanoke

A celebration of African Americans’ important contributions to the railroad. The event will be family-oriented during the day with music and ... More Info

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Juneteenth: Abolition in Prince William County

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 06/26/2015 Location: Bristow

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the creation of Juneteenth, join staff historians in an examination of the abolition movement in Princ... More Info

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VHS Stories at The Museum

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 04/04/2015 and additional dates Location: Richmond

The Virginia Historical Society offers educator-led readings of children's books. Every program includes a group reading of a history-themed pictur... More Info

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Downtown Historic Suffolk

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Venue: Suffolk Visitor ... Date: 04/06/2015 and additional dates Location: Suffolk
Downtown Historic Suffolk

Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemon... More Info

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