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April Unhappy Hour: "To One in Paradise"

Venue: The Poe Museum Date: 04/24/2014 Location: Richmond

Have a poetic experience in the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden with an after-work Unhappy Hour. This will be the first Unhappy Hour of ... More Info

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Landscape & Tablescapes

Venue: Ker Place Date: 05/09/2014 and 05/11/2014 Location: Onancock

Join the Historical Society and the garden club's of the Eastern Shore's in celebrating Mother's Day weekend. Each club will select items from ... More Info

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Visitors view miniature WWII models on Fathers Day

National D-Day Memorial - WWII in Miniature ...

Venue: National D-Day ... Date: 06/14/2014 Location: Bedford
Visitors view miniature WWII models on Fathers Day

On this Father's Day weekend, treat dad to a one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring miniature World War II model planes, tanks, ships, jeeps, historic ... More Info

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Southwest Virginia Museum.

A Stitch in Time: Annual Quilt Show

Venue: Southwest Virginia ... Date: 04/01/2014 - 05/31/2014 Location: Big Stone Gap
Southwest Virginia Museum.

Quilting has long been a mainstay of Appalachian culture and heritage. Quilts from the museum's collection and those of area residents will be ... More Info

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An American Turning Point

Venue: History Museum of ... Date: 06/01/2013 - 05/31/2014 Location: Roanoke

This large-scale traveling exhibition developed by the Virginia Historical Society specifically designed to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of ... More Info

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The Crossing of the Dan Exhibit

Venue: The Prizery Date: 08/01/2013 - 08/31/2020 Location: South Boston

This permanent, interpretive exhibit of the Crossing of the Dan River during the Revolutionary War is housed on the top floor of The Prizery which ... More Info

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Mourning Dress

The War Comes Home

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Richmond
Mourning Dress

How did the war affect the southern people? How did it alter daily life and accustomed roles and responsibilities? How did people cope with ... More Info

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Prosthetic Arm

Knickknackery: Curiosities from the Museum's ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Richmond
Prosthetic Arm

The Museum of the Confederacy’s collections are rich with objects that are visually interesting, have unique stories associated with them, ... More Info

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"War Comes to Culpeper" at the Museum of Culpeper ...

Venue: Mueseum of Culpeper ... Date: 02/04/2012 - 02/01/2015 Location: Culpeper

The Museum of Culpeper History will open their new exhibit "War Comes to Culpeper"  in February 2012, which highlights the events of 1862 ... More Info

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Having-Been-There by Nici Cumpston

Venue: Kluge-Ruhe ... Date: 01/17/2014 - 05/18/2014 Location: Charlottesville

In the spring of 2014 the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va. will exhibit the work of Nici Cumpston, a Barkindji artist and curator ... More Info

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Spotlight Exhibition: Gari Melchers’ La Brabanconne

Spotlight Exhibition: Gari Melchers’ La ...

Venue: Gari Melchers Home ... Date: 04/01/2014 - 11/02/2014 Location: Fredericksburg
Spotlight Exhibition: Gari Melchers’ La Brabanconne

On loan from the Annmary Brown Memorial Collection, Brown University is the beautiful, full length image of the artist's wife Corinne ... More Info

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On The Shoulders of Giants: Furniture, Textiles ...

Venue: Martinsville-Henry ... Date: 12/16/2013 - 05/31/2014 Location: Martinsville

On The Shoulders of Giants honors the industrial heritage of Martinsville and Henry County. In the early years, tobacco production dominated ... More Info

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African-American Schools During The Segregated Era

Venue: Chesterfield County ... Date: 02/01/2014 - 05/31/2014 Location: Chester

Opening on Saturday February 1, and running through Saturday May 31, this exhibit will feature the story of segregated schoolhouses throughout ... More Info

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Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape ...

Venue: George Washington's ... Date: 02/22/2014 - 01/10/2016 Location: Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s ... More Info

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A Young Nation Stands: James Madison & the War ...

Venue: James Madison's ... Date: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Montpelier Station

Currently on display in the south wing of the Montpelier mansion is A Young Nation Stands: James Madison and the War of 1812. The exhibit ... More Info

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NANO

Venue: Virginia Museum of ... Date: 06/15/2013 - 05/14/2014 Location: Martinsville

Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the ... More Info

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Virginia's Favorite Architecture

Virginia's Favorite Architecture Exhibition

Venue: Virginia Center for ... Date: 04/10/2014 - 10/19/2014 Location: Richmond
Virginia's Favorite Architecture

The votes are in! See the results of the public survey and discover which 100 structures were identified as Virginia’s most beloved ... More Info

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Gettysburg: "They walked through blood"

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 05/11/2013 - 09/01/2014 Location: Richmond

Perhaps no event of the American Civil War has been romanticized and written about more than the last great charge by General Longstreet's men ... More Info

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