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Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00PM - Friday, August 14, 2020 12:00PM
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Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00PM


Treasures from the Collection


Diary of George Washington, 1790–91 Gift of James K. Marshall through the courtesy of John C. HamiltonAmong the VMHC’s nine million manuscripts and early, rare books are remarkable treasures. Letters from Virginia’s “Founding Fathers.” Records of the Virginia Company of London that founded the Jamestown colony. Early publications that define human rights. Documents that reject human slavery. This presentation introduces extraordinary items from the VMHC’s nearly two-hundred-year-old collection.

Join members of the VMHC curatorial team as they tell their own stories about working with the museum’s remarkable collections, show rarely seen objects, and offer a behind-the-scenes perspective of the work being done to shape a better understanding of Virginia’s rich history.

Curators: Bill Rasmussen and Paige Newman

This event will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube at noon on Friday, July 31.


* Image at right: Diary of George Washington, 1790–91, Gift of James K. Marshall through the courtesy of John C. Hamilton

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