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Winter's Majesty

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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January Events

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From comedy to drama, many types of performances take to Virginia's stages this month. Don't miss restaurant weeks, ghosts, and music galore. Read more...

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JERUSALEM 3D in the Explorers Theater

Venue: The Mariners' Museum Date: 11/04/2014 - 01/31/2015 Location: Newport News

JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions t... More Info

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The Crooked Road Open Jam

Venue: Heartwood: ... Date: 01/29/2015 Location: Abingdon

The Crooked Road Open Jam at Heartwood is an informal musical gathering on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of each month. You don't have to play an ... More Info

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Creativity, the Arts, and Economic Growth

Venue: Virginia Center for ... Date: 01/29/2015 Location: Richmond

As part of the Reprogramming the City exhibition, noted writer and lecturer on smart growth and urban living, Jim Bacon will discuss how Richmond i... More Info

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A soldier and girl dance

Keep This For Me: Memories of the Last World War

Venue: Pridemore ... Date: 01/30/2015 - 01/31/2015 and 01/31/2015 Location: Radford
A soldier and girl dance

Mementoes fade but memories live on. Keep This for Me is a glimpse of an era gone by but not ever to be forgotten, weaving together the personal st... More Info

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150th Anniversary of the Hampton Roads Peace ...

Venue: Fort Monroe Theatre Date: 01/31/2015 Location: Fort Monroe

Join us for a free showing of Academy Award Winning film Lincoln and panel discussion featuring historians from local universities in the ... More Info

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Wonders of Science at the Apothecary

Venue: Stabler-Leadbeater ... Date: 02/01/2015 and 03/22/2015 Location: Alexandria

Visit the Apothecary and discover curious objects, from poison bottles to dragon's blood, and find out how they were used – and if they worke... More Info

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Morven Park Winter Open House

Venue: Governor Davis ... Date: 02/01/2015 Location: Leesburg

Enjoy a FREE sneak peek of the first floor of the Davis Mansion and all of the Winmill Carriage Museum as we reopen for 2015. See for yoursel... More Info

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Piedmont Arts presents Dar He: The Story of ...

Venue: Rives Theatre Date: 02/02/2015 Location: Martinsville

In 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He... More Info

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Celtic Fiddle Festival in Concert

Venue: Heartwood: ... Date: 02/03/2015 Location: Abingdon

One Night Only! A Fundraiser to Benefit The Crooked Road, William King Museum of Art and Barter Theatre. Only in the U.S. for two weeks! Co... More Info

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Banner Lecture - "From Marshall to Moussaoui: ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 02/05/2015 Location: Richmond

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has, arguably, the most interesting and important history of any trial jurisdiction in... More Info

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Love at the Maier: We Heart Art

Venue: Maier Museum of Art ... Date: 02/06/2015 Location: Lynchburg

Love at the Maier is a two-part celebration of art and artists, centered around the mood and aesthetics of Valentine’s Day. This year's... More Info

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Scott Ainslie: Before Rock and Roll Family Concert

Venue: Barns of Rose Hill Date: 02/06/2015 Location: Berryville

Scott Ainslie – traditional acoustic Blues singer, guitarist, historian and songwriter – will present his one hour, family-friendl... More Info

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Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - 1790

Valentines James River Plantation Progressive Tour

Venue: Piney Grove at ... Date: 02/07/2015 and additional dates Location: Williamsburg
Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - 1790

Spend a very special afternoon in Williamsburg's James River Plantation country with the Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation collection of an... 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: 02/07/2015 and additional dates 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: 02/07/2015 and 02/21/2015 Location: Manassas
Liberia

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

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Civil War Dancing

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/07/2015 and 02/07/2015 Location: Appomattox

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, Don and Joyce Leslie will present a program on Civil War Dancing at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. The... More Info

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African Americans at Dabbs House: A Hidden History

Venue: Dabbs House Museum Date: 02/07/2015 Location: Henrico

All ages. Tour the museum and learn more about the role African Americans played in the history of this historic building. Go on four separate 15-m... More Info

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Victorian Valentine Celebration and Tea

Venue: Woodrow Wilson ... Date: 02/07/2015 and 02/07/2015 Location: Staunton

Join us for our annual Victorian Valentine Celebration and Tea. Participants will enjoy a museum scavenger hunt for Victorian artifacts, create a V... More Info

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