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World War I soldier Behind the Scenes Tour

World War I at One Hundred

August 30  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Learn about the role of Virginians during World War I and see related items from the VHS collection on this behind the scenes tour.
Online registration for this event is closed. Please call Matt Weber at 804.358.4901 to inquire about this tour. 

   
farmer.jpg With a Collector's Eye The Value of Southern Treasures

An Institute and Reception with Guest Instructor and Appraiser, Ken Farmer


September 6 |  2:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Cost:  $150 to $175

Join us for an institute and reception with guest instructor and appraiser, Ken Farmer.  
   
Auschwitz-Birkenau entrance See You In Class

The Holocaust Seventy Years On: Transforming Memory into History by Charles W. Sydnor

Sept. 11 and 18  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $50 to $65

This is a two-part class taught by Dr. Charles W. Sydnor. Class one will take place on Thursday, September 11, and class two on Thursday, September 18. Learn about the attempted destruction of the European Jews by Nazi Germany and how the world remembers the Holocaust.
   
Hermitage Museum & Gardens See You on the Bus

Norfolk: Chrysler Museum of Art and Hermitage Museum and Gardens 

September 17  |  7:30am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a tour of Norfolk art galleries and gardens as we tour the Chrysler Museum of Art and Hermitage Museum and Gardens.
   
Reynolds Ad Behind the Scenes Tour

Virginia Victuals: Food and Drink in the Old Dominion

September 27  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Come build up your appetite as we dig through the VHS collection to get a taste for what Virginians ate and drank throughout time.  

   
Acca Temple Mosque theater in Richmond See You In Class

Ignored and Neglected (Part Two): The Underappreciated Architecture of Richmond by Robert P. Winthrop

Oct. 2 and 9  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $50 to $65

This is a two-part class taught by Robert P. Winthrop. Class one will take place on Thursday, October 2, and class two on Thursday, October 9. Learn about unusual styles of architecture and early suburban neighborhoods in Richmond.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception See You on the Bus

Washington, D.C.: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

October 8  |  7:00am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a trip to Washington, D.C. as we tour the largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States and the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum.
   
Lane Cedar Hope Chest Behind the Scenes Tour

The Art of Business: Making Money and Good Business in Virginia

October 25  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on this tour as we look at records from Virginia’s business history collection.  

   
Sunken Road at Fredericksburg National Battlefield See You In Class

Virginia's Historic Sites and Shrines: An Overview of Preservation Past and Present by Robert Dunkerly

Oct. 30 and Nov. 6  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $50 to $65

This two-part class, taught by Robert Dunkerly, will explore historic preservation trends at some of the most famous historic sites in Virginia. Class one will take place on Thursday, October 30, and class two on Thursday, November 6.
   
U.S. Quartermaster Museum See You on the Bus

Fort Lee: U.S. Army Women’s Museum, U.S. Quartermaster Museum, and a special presentation by the Ordnance Training and Heritage Center

November 5  |  8:00am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a trip to Fort Lee and we'll visit the U.S. Army Women’s Museum and the U.S. Quartermaster Museum.
   
Waitt Glass Behind the Scenes Tour

Shop ‘Till You Drop: A History of Shopping in Virginia

November 29  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on this tour as we explore the history of shopping in Virginia.  

   
Hardhat Tour (VHS accession number: TH1097.S927.1960_007) Behind the Scenes Tour

Hardhat Tour of the Virginia Historical Society

December 27  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Grab your hardhat and take a behind the scenes look at the exciting changes taking place inside the VHS.  

   
See You In Class

Final Chapters . . . the Civil War in 1865 by John W. Mountcastle

March 26  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $25 to $30

This single-session class, taught by Brig. Gen. John W. Mountcastle (USA, Ret.), will take place on Thursday, March 26. Learn about the final months of the Civil War in Virginia in the last class of the sesquicentennial series at the VHS.

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