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"The Legacy of Yorktown: Virginia Beckons" exhibit at the Yorktown Victory Center

The Legacy of Yorktown: Virginia Beckons

Venue: Yorktown Victory ... Date: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Yorktown
"The Legacy of Yorktown: Virginia Beckons" exhibit at the Yorktown Victory Center

This Yorktown Victory Center exhibition examines how people from many different cultures, those in Virginia before the 1607 founding of Jamest... More Info

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"Lighting the Way" by Jac Johnson

American Folk and Sailor Art Exhibit

Venue: Skipjack Nautical ... Date: 11/20/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Portsmouth
"Lighting the Way" by Jac Johnson

It’s a folksy collection of whales, mermaids, fish, fowl, carvings, paintings, models, scrimshaw & sailor art. Some are whimsical, others... 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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Gingerbread house exhibit at Ferry Farm

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit

Venue: George Washington's ... Date: 12/08/2014 - 12/30/2014 Location: Fredericksburg
Gingerbread house exhibit at Ferry Farm

The 28th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit—a long-standing holiday tradition! Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and ... 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 shortag... 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, or... More Info

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Colors of the Gray: Consecration and Controversy

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 05/22/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Richmond

Think you know the whole story of the Confederate flag? Guess again. The flag everyone recognizes was only one battle flag out of many—so ho... More Info

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Holiday Exhibit

Venue: The Manassas Museum Date: 12/02/2014 - 01/04/2015 Location: Manassas

A special holiday exhibit will highlight a private Santa collection.... More Info

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Thomas Day Furniture

Venue: Danville Museum of ... Date: 06/01/2013 - 12/31/2014 Location: Danville

Thomas Day (b. 1801 - d. 1861) was a free black cabinet and furniture maker whose shop was in Milton, N.C., a short distance from Danville, VA.&nbs... 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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archaeology tools

What's Under Your Feet? A new Archaeology Exhibit

Venue: The Manassas Museum Date: 10/24/2014 - 02/15/2015 Location: Manassas
archaeology tools

A new Manassas Museum exhibit shows how archaeology can help tell stories associated with local historic sites. The exhibit features artifacts from... More Info

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When Johnny Came Marching Home: Veterans in the ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 03/08/2014 - 04/01/2015 Location: Appomattox

Approximately 30% percent of the estimated 900,000 men who served in the Confederate army died in service; the other 70% returned home to their fam... More Info

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"War of 1812 and the Old Presbyterian Meeting ...

Venue: Elliot House Date: 04/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Alexandria

"War of 1812 and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House: A Bicentennial Retrospective" is an exhibit prepared by the Old Presbyterian Meeting House ava... More Info

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The Civil War in Virginia

Venue: William King Museum ... Date: 08/02/2014 - 02/01/2015 Location: Abingdon

From 1861 through 1865 Virginia stood at the center of a military and social revolution. How we define freedom, liberty, patriotism, and nation tod... More Info

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Experience The James: Lynchburg's Pathway to the ...

Venue: Lynchburg Museum at ... Date: 06/06/2014 - 12/31/2015 Location: Lynchburg

The exhibit will occupy much of the Museum's gallery space and tie in with existing exhibits which already have river-related themes. Objects on di... More Info

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Beyond the Walls

Venue: Virginia Museum of ... Date: 09/07/2014 - 06/30/2015 Location: Richmond

In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interacti... More Info

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Theodor de Bry colored engraving (ca. 1590) after John White painting. From the collections at The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va.

"Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake ...

Venue: Jamestown ... Date: 09/19/2014 - 09/08/2015 Location: Williamsburg
Theodor de Bry colored engraving (ca. 1590) after John White painting. From the collections at The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va.

Objects from The Mariners' Museum collection are featured in this special exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centurie... More Info

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