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Just off the shores of Virginia Beach spectacular wildlife emerges each winter. From humpback and fin whale sightings to beautiful waterfowl like the northern gannet, the life along the coast is active and majestic. Read more...

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"From Africa to Virginia" Theme Month at ...

Venue: Jamestown ... Date: 02/01/2015 - 02/28/2015 Location: Williamsburg

February is “From Africa to Virginia” month at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums. Galle... More Info

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A Raisin in the Sun - Drama

Venue: TheatreWorks Date: 02/26/2015 - 02/28/2015 Location: Martinsville

Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations ofthe Younger family: son W... More Info

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Follow the Drinking Gourd at the Virginia Living Museum

Follow the Drinking Gourd at the Virginia Living ...

Venue: Virginia Living ... Date: 02/28/2015 Location: Newport News
Follow the Drinking Gourd at the Virginia Living Museum

Celebrate Black History Month with this timeless classic program at the Virginia Living Museum about how slaves in the southern United States used ... More Info

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Liberia

Basement to Attic Tours of Liberia Plantation

Venue: Manassas Museum's ... Date: 02/28/2015 Location: Manassas
Liberia

Learn about the diverse people who inhabited Liberia during Black History Month tours.... More Info

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Lucasville School Open Weekends

Venue: Prince William ... Date: 02/28/2015 Location: Manassas

Visit a reconstructed 19th century school used by the community of Lucasville. Learn surprising facts of African American history in Prince William... More Info

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National African American Read-In + Family Day at ...

Venue: Piedmont Arts Date: 02/28/2015 Location: Martinsville

Join Piedmont Arts for a celebration of African American authors as the museum participates in the Twenty-Sixth National African American Read-In, ... More Info

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Slavery & Archaeology at Stratford

Venue: Stratford Hall Date: 02/28/2015 Location: Stratford

Enslaved African Americans comprised over 90% of the population at Stratford Hall Plantation during the 18th and 19th centuries. Surprisingly, we k... More Info

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Richmond Concert Band performs “Father Time and ...

Venue: Millwood School, ... Date: 03/01/2015 Location: Richmond

Richmond Concert Band “Father Time and Mother Earth?” Sunday. March 1, 7:00pm Millwood School 15100 Millwood School Lane, Mi... More Info

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Mecklenburg County 250th Anniversary Celebration

Venue: Boyd Tavern Date: 03/01/2015 Location: Boydton

Come celebrate the actual 250th anniversary of Mecklenburg County at the county seat, Boydton! Sunday, March 1st, 201512pm - 5pm ... More Info

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Reenactors from the 2nd US Cavalry

Sheridan's Raid Commemoration Weekend

Venue: Scottsville Museum Date: 03/06/2015 - 03/08/2015 Location: Scottsville
Reenactors from the 2nd US Cavalry

The Civil War is coming to Scottsville - March 6-8, 2015. And you’re invited. One hundred and fifty years ago, Union troops un... More Info

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Second Sunday American Music Series

Venue: The Reynolds ... Date: 03/08/2015 and 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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Churches Remembered

Venue: Spotsylvania Co. ... Date: 03/14/2015 Location: Spotsylvania

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Spotsylvania County Tourism, and local church and community leaders join together to br... More Info

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The Joys and Challenges of Historical Research at ...

Venue: Library of Virginia Date: 03/17/2015 Location: Richmond

Joanne Yeck and Shelly Murphy, longtime researchers at the Library of Virginia, will offer an informative discussion of the practical challenges of... More Info

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The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New ...

Venue: Library of Virginia Date: 03/21/2015 Location: Richmond

The Library of Virginia and The Historic New Orleans Collection, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, are presenting “To... More Info

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Horace Scruggs

"The Odyssey of Soul" with Horace Scruggs

Venue: Piedmont Virginia ... Date: 03/27/2015 Location: Charlottesville
Horace Scruggs

The foundations of African and African-American musical traditions such as blue notes, syncopation and call-and-response styles transformed America... More Info

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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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"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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