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  1. Intro to the VHS (Part 1)

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    The Virginia Historical Society is a Richmond treasure located on the Boulevard. Come and see our one-of-a-kind collections today! Free and Open Daily.

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    • Intro to the VHS (Part 2)

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      This video is an introduction to the Virginia Historical Society (VHS). Explore our interactive exhibitions and beautiful galleries that tell the story of not only Virginia’s history but also…

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      • Inventing George Washington: America's Founder in Myth and Memory By Edward Lengel

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        On February 24, 2011, Ed Lengel delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Inventing George Washington: America's Founder in Myth and Memory." In Inventing George Washington, Edward G. Lengel…

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        • J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr., Lecture "Woodrow Wilson-Across Three Centuries" by A. Scott Berg (Video)

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          On October 15 at 5:30 p.m., A. Scott Berg delivered the J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr., Lecture entitled "Woodrow Wilson-Across Three Centuries." One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow…

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          • James Madison's Gift: The Power of Partnership by David O. Stewart

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            To reach his lifelong goal of a self-governing constitutional republic, James Madison blended his talents with those of key partners—the dashing Alexander Hamilton, the heroic George Washington,…

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            • John Brown's raid in American Memory

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              As a major part of the national acknowledgment of the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on the Federal Armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society hosted "The…

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              • John Randolph of Roanoke

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                On June 28, 2012, David Johnson delivered a Banner Lecture entitled John Randolph of Roanoke. One of the most eccentric and accomplished politicians in all of American history, John Randolph of Roanoke…

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                • John Smith's "General History of Virginia"

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                  In this video, VHS Vice President for Collections E. Lee Shepard discusses John Smith's "The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles."

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                  • Kill Jeff Davis: The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond in 1864 by Bruce M. Venter

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                    On March 24 and noon, Bruce M. Venter delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Kill Jeff Davis: The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond in 1864." The ostensible goal of the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren…

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                    • Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Secession, Civil War

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                      On June 13, 2013, David C. Keehn delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Secession, Civil War."

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                      • Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

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                        On November 14, Daniel Okrent delivered the 2012 Alexander W. Weddell Lecture entitled “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.” The first annual Alexander W. Weddell Lecture took…

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                        • Last Chance for Peace: Virginia's Role in the Washington Peace Conference of 1861 by Mark Tooley

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                          On August 25 at noon, Mark Tooley delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Last Chance for Peace: Virginia's Role in the Washington Peace Conference of 1861." After six states had already…

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