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Connecting people to America’s past through the unparalleled story of Virginia.
Connecting people to America’s past through the unparalleled story of Virginia.

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If you're looking for a special venue for your next event, look no further than the VHS. Check out this overview of our capabilities. More information can be found on our website at http://www.vahistorical.org/your-visit/facility-rentals. Julie McLean, Special Events and Facility Rentals Manager at the VHS, can help you plan your history-making occasion and may be contacted at events@vahistorical.org. Be sure to share this with friends who may be looking to host a meeting or reception soon. Kudos again to Creative Dog Media for more of their amazing aerial footage!

https://vimeo.com/202243188

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Based on your very positive response to our "Intro to the VHS" video and some of your recommendations to include more information about all that the VHS offers, we proudly present "Intro to the VHS, Part 2" (yes, not exactly a scintillating title for a video, but we're historians, not filmmakers). Notwithstanding the title, the actually 2 1/2 minute film was professionally shot and produced. We owe enormous thanks to so many who made this possible. First and foremost, Laura McCann (www.linkedin.com/in/laurajmccann) you are remarkably talented (and patient). Joey Tran at Double Take...as they say "Let's do this again real soon." And to our wonderful VHS members who so graciously gave their time to help us tell everyone about VHS — we owe you BIG TIME!
https://www.facebook.com/pg/vahistorical/videos/?ref=page_internal 

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Be sure to catch our new promotional spot running on ABC 8News - WRIC in support of next week's Created Equal Film Series, "Liberty & Slavery," on Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. This documentary film asks how the authors of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were able to reconcile their ideals of liberty and freedom with the institution of slavery. The filmmaker, Suffolk native and Virginia Commonwealth University graduate Troy Thomas, will participate in a discussion following the film. This program is FREE and open to the public.
The 2017 Created Equal Film Series, in honor of Grady W. Powell is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System. The screening of "Liberty & Slavery" is cosponsored with the St. John's Church Foundation. The series is hosted by the VHS in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center ☮ and supported in part by Diversity Richmond's VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/vahistorical/videos/?ref=page_internal

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Our friends at the Firehouse Theatre are helping us try out new lighting design ideas for the front of our beautiful building. We elected to bathe the facade in blue to mark the final week of "The Private Jefferson" exhibition which closed on Sunday, January 22. We like the new look so much that we've decided to keep it around a bit longer. Thank you Bill Miller at the Firehouse Theatre for your expertise. Please tell us what you think of the new look!


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Our friends at Creative Dog Media recently helped the VHS capture some beautiful aerial shots of our building. They do fantastic work! We used some of their amazing footage in this short 60-second promotional spot. Tell us what you think! https://vimeo.com/200224802

Don't forget to participate in the 2017 annual Virginia Living Magazine's survey for Best of Virginia. Consider voting the VHS as Best Charity and Best Museum for Central Virginia in Virginia Living Magazine's Best of Virginia 2017 readers' survey. Of the fourteen charitable organizations in the Richmond area to be honored as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, the VHS ranks first among arts and cultural institutions.

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This is your last week to see "The Private Jefferson" at the VHS. You do not want to miss this rare opportunity to see Thomas Jefferson's handwritten Declaration of Independence next to John Adams's handwritten version. Visit www.vahistorical.org/exhibitions/private-jefferson to learn more about this amazing exhibition.

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Hey, Virginia! Have you voted? Consider voting the VHS as Best Charity and Best Museum for Central Virginia in Virginia Living Magazine's Best of Virginia 2017 readers' survey.

http://www.virginialiving.com/best-of-virginia-2017-vote/

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Did you make a resolution to read more in 2017? Visit the VHS Pusey Museum Shop and check out our selection of books. We have books that cover a wide variety of topics and selections for all ages. http://www.shop-vahistorical.org/
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