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Once Upon a Time: A Village on Fayette Film ...

Venue: New College ... Date: 05/07/2015 Location: Martinsville

Relive the history on the Baldwin Block with Piedmont Arts Yo Pros and New College Foundation's presentation of the short film, "Once Upon a Time: ... 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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VHS Stories at The Museum

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 05/16/2015 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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Eighteenth Annual Civil War Reenactment at Fort ...

Venue: Fort Pocahontas Date: 05/16/2015 - 05/17/2015 Location: Charles City

Reenactors from across the country will relive history by portraying Union and Confederate Infantry, including United States Colored Troops (USCTs)... More Info

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May 23 - 25, 2014

Annual UMOJA Festival

Venue: nTelos Wireless ... Date: 05/22/2015 and additional dates Location: Portsmouth
May 23 - 25, 2014

Umoja means unity and this three-day festival presents the rich heritage of African culture and the manner in which it weaves into our national tap... 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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Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty demonstrates Colonial hearth cooking.

Cooking in the Enslaved Community: A Michael W. ...

Venue: Thomas Jefferson's ... Date: 05/29/2015 and 05/30/2015 Location: Forest
Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty demonstrates Colonial hearth cooking.

Cooking in the Enslaved Community: A Michael W. Twitty Foodways Event at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest May 29 & ... 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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Hampton Jazz Festival

Venue: Hampton Coliseum Date: 06/26/2015 and additional dates Location: Hampton

Celebrating 48 years of music, the Hampton Jazz Festival attracts the nation's top blues, soul, pop, and jazz performers and fans from across the n... 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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Halifax Jazz and Blues Festival

Venue: Historic Halifax ... Date: 07/10/2015 - 07/11/2015 and 07/12/2015 Location: Petersburg
Trumpet player at Jazz Festival

Don’t miss the 9th Annual Halifax Jazz and Blues Festival, a great community event showcasing amazing local talents. The festival takes place... More Info

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Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture

Venue: Frontier Culture ... Date: 07/24/2015 - 07/25/2015 Location: Staunton

Join us when the Ndigbo from all over the world gather at the Frontier Culture Museums West African Exhibit for three days of artists, writers, mus... More Info

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Rhoda Fewell and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 07/31/2015 Location: Bristow

After coming home from the Civil War, Rhoda Fewell had trouble readjusting to civilian life. Prone to violent outbursts, Fewell ultimately sh... More Info

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25th Annual Manassas African-American Heritage ...

Venue: Grace E. Metz ... Date: 08/01/2015 Location: Manassas

On Saturday, August 1, 2015, we will celebrate the "25th Annual African American Heritage Festival" at Metz Middle School in Manassas, Virginia fro... More Info

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Downtown Historic Suffolk

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Venue: Suffolk Visitor ... Date: 05/18/2015 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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