The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is pleased to announce the museum’s numerous online virtual digital programs for October.
Curators at Work – LIVE STREAM
Friday, Oct. 9 – Noon
In Virginia, 11% of the population has a disability, and many barriers exist for this community as they seek opportunities for employment, post-secondary education, financial independence, transportation, and housing. Each year since 2017, the VMHC has partnered with the Next Move Program to present capABLE – an exhibition featuring the remarkable stories of young adults with diverse abilities which demonstrates how our entire community thrives when the disability community is included. In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Sr. Director for Curatorial Affairs, Andrew Talkov, will be joined by Next Move Program Executive Director, Elizabeth Redford, and capABLE model, Ryann Kress, to discuss the importance of including people with diverse abilities in the historical narrative. This program will be streamed live on the museum’s Facebook and YouTube channels on Friday, October 9 at noon.
Student Webinar – Virtual Program
Exploring Primary Sources: John Smith’s Map of Virginia
Recommended for Upper Elementary Students
Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 10:00am
Maps gained in importance during the Age of Exploration. European explorers needed maps to follow and created their own as they explored new lands. Some maps became so important that they were copied repeatedly. These map copies, or derivatives, were especially useful to travelers and explorers to the New World. John Smith’s map of Virginia was one of these influential maps, because of the importance of the Virginia settlement and the accuracy with which Smith conducted his work. In this program, students will analyze primary sources to see how maps change over time. While this webinar is free, registration is required. After registering, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connected instructions.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Lincoln at 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct. 27 – Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter at 7:00pm
Watch the film in advance, whenever or however works best for you, and then log into an interactive Zoom presentation where Virginia History Day coordinator Sam Florer will chat about what’s true, what’s not, and make some interesting connections to our collection. Feel free to fill out the optional worksheet (emailed out the day of the program) to get a sneak peek of the discussion or just join in ready to learn!
Gallery Walks – LIVE STREAM (30 minutes)
Wednesday, Oct.15 and Wednesday, Oct. 28
Join the VMHC Education Team for the free virtual exhibition highlight tours! The topics covered during these 30-minute tours will change regularly, so mark your calendars for the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month. Each gallery walk will be streamed live on the museum’s YouTube and VMHC Education Facebook page.
Virginia History Day
Thursdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29
Join VMHC Virginia History Day Coordinator Sam Florer and partners to hear all about Virginia History Day!
10/15 – National History Day with Holocaust Education
10/22 – Theme and Topic Webinar
10/29 – Researching with the Library of Virginia
Fire, Flour & Fork – Virtual Program
Fire, Flour & Fork returns this fall for its seventh year with all-virtual programming in partnership with the VMHC, and tickets are on sale now! Evening sessions are $10 each, or buy all three for $25. Purchase all classes and ticket to Food U and receive the entire package for $50. Discounts will be automatically applied when the correct number of classes are added to your cart.
Thurs., Oct. 15 – Ribbons of Okra: The Black Cooks of the Federal Era
Thurs., Oct. 22 – It’s Illegal to Grow in Europe, But Its Roots are in Richmond
Thurs., Oct. 29 – Tending the Fire
Homeschool Open House – Virtual Program
Oct. 20 and Oct. 21
Join the VMHC Education team on Tues., Oct. 20 and Wed., Oct. 21 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm for a special virtual edition of their popular Homeschool Open House! Sign up for a variety of activities, including a self-guided scavenger hunt, webinars, hands-on craft programs, artifact investigations, virtual gallery tours, and museum resources for homeschool parents. These programs are free, but registration is required.
Secretly Y’All: Agents of Change – Partner Event
Tues., Oct. 20 at 7:00pm
Secretly Y’all is excited to announce its first collaboration event with the VMHC! The event’s theme, AGENTS OF CHANGE: FEMME NARRATIVES, is in conjunction with the VMHC’s exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. The exhibition “explores the important legacy of female suffrage across a century of women’s civic activism in the Commonwealth” – from the fight to gain the vote, through various efforts to secure equal rights and opportunities, through present-day activism surrounding persistent sexism and socio-economic disparities. Secretly Y’all is seeking stories of and by femme folk. Of the good, the bad, the challenges, the beautiful, of what it means NOT to be a dude. Of times you’ve smashed into the glass ceiling, and ways you’ve successfully broken through. Of times you’ve smashed into the glass ceiling, and ways you’ve successfully broken through. In celebration of achieving the right to vote 100 years ago, learn more at https://www.secretlyall.org/.
For more information and details on all of these programs, please visit www.virginiahistory.org/events
Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society — a private, non-profit organization established in 1831. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is located at 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond’s Museum District. Hours are Monday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the galleries and museum shop, Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the research library. For more information call 804.340.1800, visit VirginiaHistory.org, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Flower Delivery by GWAR’s JiZMak Da Gusha is Terrifyingly Awesome
Nicola Flora has for a limited time a special delivery person (delivery demon, delivery thing).
Originally spotted on rva/Reddit is the news that will be sure to brighten that special someone in your life. Sure it will cost you $100 bucks but how many people in this world can say they got flowers from a dog-headed drummer?
ATTENTION SCUMDOGS OF RICHMOND!!!!
Has your quarantine been as pitiful and pathetic as your meaningless existence?
If so, then we have just the thing to add some much-needed excitement (and possibly some terror) to your day!
For a limited time only, GWAR’s infamous dog-headed drummer JiZMak Da Gusha is delivering flowers on behalf of Nicola Flora. (He really needs the money.)
This special delivery service starts at $100 and includes a designer’s choice floral arrangement, delivery and photos with JiZMak.
Please include any messages you would like JiZMak to yell at your unfortunate flower victim on your behalf.
Halloween Howl Takes the Dogs Online this Year
You have a week to show off your pooch’s best trick and/or costume.
Halloween Howl has been a long standing annual tradition in Forest Hill Park, bringing our community together with dogs and their people to benefit Friends of Forest Hill Park and Ring Dog Rescue. The Howl has included dog/owner games, best pet trick competition, costume parade and refreshments. Ring Dog Rescue participated with their adoptable dogs, and CritterTown BathHouse provided a Pooch Pad as well as free nail clipping for a donation to Ring Dog Rescue. The Friends of Forest Hill Park Junior, Middle and High School park volunteers, judged the events and awarded prizes. This year due to COVID health concerns, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Senior Jacob Lee, has created a virtual event page for our event so we can continue to host it this year! We greatly appreciate Jacob’s time and talent!
For more information on Ring Dog Rescue go to ringdogrescue.org.
For more information on Friends of Forest Hill Park and the Junior Group go to friendsofforesthillpark.org
Please register for the Halloween Howl event below. We hope you will consider making a donation as well. Half of the donations will go to Ring Dog Rescue and and the other half to Friends of Forest Hill Park.
Upload a picture of your dog in his/her costume or a short video of your pet’s best trick by Saturday, October 24th at Noon. The Friends of Forest Hill Park Junior will Judge the following categories, and prizes will be awarded:
- Best Pet Trick
- Best Dog/Owner Duo
- Best Costume Overall
- Cutest Costume
- Scariest Costume
- Judges Choice
You will be notified by email Sunday, October 25th, and winners will be posted on this site. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy until we can resume our live event in the park!
Suspect Sought in Theft from Broad Street Building
It’s not stated by RPD but based on Tweets earlier this week we believe this is Mayor Stoney’s re-election headquarters.
Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual in the attached photos who is suspected of stealing from a building on West Broad Street on Monday.
During the early morning hours on Monday, October 12, the suspect entered the building in the 2600 block of W. Broad Street and stole a large television from the common area. The suspect was last seen heading west on Broad Street with the TV.
Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective K.L. Robinson at (804) 646-6820 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.