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Former civil rights student activist Carolyn Wilson is a longtime member of High Street Baptist Church in Danville. During MLK’s visit in 1963, she had dinner with him…
News and Events
Young Voices Rising: New Generations of Descendants The work to preserve and interpret Black history as an integral, essential component of American history is a multi-generational commitment. Join Thomas Jefferson’s …
Memory’s Journey: Addressing Difficult Family History
Memory’s Journey: Addressing Difficult Family History For Archives Month, join us at the Library to explore how family histories are preserved by archival institutions throughout the commonwealth and how we encounter …
Descendants Day at Highland
Join James Monroe’s Highland on Saturday, June 11, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., for Descendants Day. The Highland Council of Descendant Advisors invites you to an afternoon with other individuals …
The Great Dismal Swamp: Past & Present
A Conversation between Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller, author Marcus Nevius, and cultural geographer Alexandra Sutton Law Join Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller on May 11 for a fascinating look at the Great Dismal …
2022 Preservation Academy
In partnership with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Preservation Virginia is offering a series of virtual workshops on the fundamentals of historic preservation. The Preservation Academy will feature live lectures from …
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