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See You On the Bus

Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian National Postal Museum and George Washington University Textile Museum

March 25  |  7:30am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a trip to Washington, D.C., as we visit the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and the George Washington University Textile Museum.
   
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.
   
Pocahontas Behind the Scenes Tour

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History
 
March 28  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on this tour as we look back at women, such as Pocahontas, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Ellen Glasgow, who intentionally challenged the status quo as well as those who didn’t try to make history but did. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   
Houses in the West of the Boulevard District in Richmond See You In Class

The Architecture of the old West End—the Fan and West of the Boulevard Districts by Robert P. Winthrop

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

This two-part class, taught by Robert P. Winthrop, will explore the history and architecture of Richmond's Fan and West of the Boulevard districts. Class one will take place on Thursday, April 2, and class two on Thursday, April 9.

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History on Tap:  The Compleat Cyder History on Tap

History on Tap:  The Compleat Cyder

April 21  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Cost:  $18 to $20

Join us for a special night of history, cider, and discussion on April 21 at Blue Bee Cider warehouse. The event will feature the first taste of Blue Bee's "Compleat Cyder," a cider based on a 1700s recipe provided by the Virginia Historical Society.
Please note:  this event is sold-out           
   
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Charles City County and Chester: Shirley Plantation and Virginia Amazon Fulfillment Center

April 23  |  9:00am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a trip to Charles City and Chester as we visit Shirley Plantation and the Virginia Amazon Fulfillment Center. 

   
Garden Party 2013 Annual Garden Party

Garden Party 

April 25  |  4:00pm – 6:00pm  |  Cost:  Free to $40

Come join us for the annual VHS Garden Party, and enjoy the spring flowers, delicious refreshments, and lively conversation in the gardens.

   
Reynolda House Museum of American Art Educational Travel Program

Southern Exposure:  A Virginia Historical Society Travel Program for Members

April 29-30  |  Departs:  8:00am  |  Cost:  $325, plus hotel

Please join us for a visit to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to explore the region’s fascinating history. Our excursion includes tours of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and a private dinner at the Graylyn International Conference Center. Registration is closed for this event. Please call Cynthia Bowles at 804.342.9676 or Cathy Boe at 804.342.9657 for availability.
   
John White 1590 map of the east coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Cape Lookout See You In Class

The Lost Colony: The First Virginia Colony by Robert Dunkerly

May 7 and 21  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $50 to $65

This is a two-part class taught by Robert Dunkerly on the history, mystery, and archaeology of the Lost Colony. Class one will take place on Thursday, May 7, and class two on Thursday, May 21.
   
See You On the Bus

Washington, D.C.: The Kennedy Center and United States Botanical Garden

May 13  |  7:30am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a bus trip to Washington, D.C., as we the Kennedy Center and United States Botanical Garden.
   
29th Division badge See You In Class

The History of the 29th Infantry Division in the 20th Century by Alexander Barnes and Brig. Gen. Tim Williams

May 28  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $25 to $30

This single-session class, taught by Alexander Barnes and Brig. Gen. Tim Williams, will take place on Thursday, May 28. Learn about the fascinating history of the 29th Division of the U.S. Army.
   
Edgeworth Behind the Scenes Tour

Before and After Mad Men:  Advertising and the American Dream
 
May 30  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on a tour of American advertising as we explore the growth of advertising in Virginia, the production and promotion of various products and brands, and how advertisements both create and reflect cultural trends and issues. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

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Suffolk: Dismal Swamp

June 10  |  7:00am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a bus trip to Suffolk as we explore the Great Dismal Swamp.
   
Members of the 1921 British expedition to Mt. Everest See You In Class

Everest: The British Story, 1921–53, and a Modern-Day Pilgrimage by Harvey Lankford

July 16  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $25 to $30

This single-session class, taught by Harvey Lankford, will take place on Thursday, July 16. Learn about the history of the ascent of Mt. Everest and modern-day mountaineering and trekking.
   
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Hanover County: Montpelier Center for Arts and Education and special guided tour

July 22  |  7:30am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a bus trip to Hanover County, where we wil visit the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education and have a special guided tour.
   
Sword fight Behind the Scenes Tour

Things that Can Kill You:  Weapons, Disease, and other Dangerous Stuff
 
July 25  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on this Behind-the-Scenes tour as we examine guns, daggers, and other mortal threats from our collection. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   
Beer Advertisement Behind the Scenes Tour

Bottoms Up:  Ales, Ciders, and Taverns from Virginia's Fermented Past
 
September 26  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on a tour of Virginia's fermented past as we explore rare beer and cider recipes, photographs of local watering holes, and other alcohol related artifacts that will have your mouth watering. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   
Football Behind the Scenes Tour

Gridirons and Hoops:  College Football and Basketball in the Old Dominion
 
November 21  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us as we take a tour of college football and basketball artifacts from our collection. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   

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