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History Museum of Western Virginia Kegley Lecture ...

Venue: Christ Lutheran ... Date: 04/28/2015 and additional dates Location: Roanoke

Each month the History Museum of Western Virginia holds an evening lecture at Christ Lutheran Church on Brandon Avenue. These lectures are on... More Info

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Genealogy 4: Using Computers in Your Genealogical ...

Venue: Bassett Historical ... Date: 04/28/2015 Location: Bassett

A genealogy seminar entitled Genealogy 4: Using Computers in Your Genealogical Research (Part 2) will be held at the Bassett Historical Center on T... More Info

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James Monroe's 257th Birthday

Venue: Ash Lawn-Highland Date: 04/28/2015 Location: Charlottesville

What have you learned about James Monroe lately? Join us during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28th to celebrate the 257th anniversary of James Mo... More Info

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Lecture: Missing in America Project: “You are not ...

Venue: Old Manassas ... Date: 04/30/2015 Location: Manassas

Lecture: Missing in America Project: “You are not Forgotten!” 7 pm: Free, donations accepted Join Representatives of th... More Info

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Randolph College Senior Art History Majors' ...

Venue: Maier Museum of Art ... Date: 04/30/2015 Location: Lynchburg

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and the Randolph College Class of 2015 Art History Majors’ presentations! Also enjoy artwork by the Class of 2015 ... More Info

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Richard S. Reynolds Foundation Lecture Series

Venue: Historic Polegreen ... Date: 04/30/2015 and additional dates Location: Mechanicsville

April 30 - Dr. Faedah M. Totah will deliver a history of community relationship between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, as well as a bri... More Info

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Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Venue: Barns of Rose Hill Date: 04/30/2015 Location: Berryville

Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings tog... More 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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Alan Lomax's American Patchwork Film Series

Venue: Birthplace of ... Date: 04/30/2015 Location: Bristol

Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork Film Series April 2 Land Where the Blues Began This film features bluesmen R. L. Burn... More Info

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Muster on the Maury – Living History in the ...

Venue: Paxton House, Glen ... Date: 05/01/2015 - 05/02/2015 Location: Buena Vista

Step back into the 1860's and visit the Civil War living history encampment on the grounds of the historic Paxton House in Buena Vista, Virginia. W... More Info

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History Trivia Night at the James Monroe Museum

Venue: James Monroe Museum Date: 05/01/2015 and additional dates Location: Fredericksburg
museum garden

Match wits with friends and family (or total strangers) in First Friday history trivia competitions featuring celebrity Quizzmasters. Prizes will b... More Info

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Occaneechi pow-wow dancer.

Chase City Occaneechi Pow-Wow

Venue: Chase City ... Date: 05/01/2015 and 05/02/2015 Location: Chase City
Occaneechi pow-wow dancer.

Join us for the First Annual Chase City Occaneechi Gathering & Pow-Wow! Special bonfire and fireside Native Ameri... More Info

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Civil War authors in attendance to sign and sell books.

Gray Ghost Vineyards Civil War History and Author ...

Venue: Gray Ghost ... Date: 05/02/2015 Location: Amissville
Civil War authors in attendance to sign and sell books.

As we draw to a close the 150th commemoration of the Civil War, Gray Ghost hosts its Civil War Authors Event. This year's spring festivities ... More Info

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Conversations with Thomas Jefferson and Andrew ...

Venue: Thomas Jefferson's ... Date: 05/02/2015 and 05/02/2015 Location: Forest

In the autumn of 1815, Thomas Jefferson welcomed the returning war hero Andrew Jackson for a brief visit to Poplar Forest before accompanying him o... More Info

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Colonial Williamsburg Employee Arts and Crafts ...

Venue: Historic Triangle ... Date: 05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015 Location: Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg employees, volunteers and retirees combine to present and sell handmade gifts. Luxuriant jams and handmade paintings are only... More Info

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Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

Venue: Tom's Cove Park Date: 05/02/2015 Location: Chincoteague Island

This event is held to promote the seafood industry on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The all you can eat festival offers fresh, local seafoo... More Info

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Endview Plantation

Annual Civil War Re-enactment at Endview ...

Venue: Endview Plantation Date: 05/02/2015 and 05/03/2015 Location: Newport News
Endview Plantation

Civil War Reenactment of The Siege of Yorktown - Experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War as hundreds of re-enactors converge on Endv... More Info

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Opening Day at Kernstown Battlefield

Venue: Kernstown ... Date: 05/02/2015 Location: Winchester

Follow the Kernstown Battlefield walking trails for insights into the events of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown. Browse the battl... More Info

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