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Liberty Celebration

Salute the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe artillery firings drills, take part in a variety of military exercises, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the historic document. More

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“Pocahontas Imagined” Special Exhibition

Four hundred years after the 1617 death of Pocahontas in England, her image and legend live on. Using depictions of Pocahontas from across the centuries, this special exhibition illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy. Public lectures presented in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will take place on September 5 and 13 and October 3. More

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“Studebaker Goes to War!” Lecture

In conjunction with the “AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” special exhibition, the Studebaker National Museum shares the story behind the carriage used by the Marquis de Lafayette during his 1824 visit to America and the museum’s long history of supplying vehicles to the military. Presentations by Archivist Andrew Beckman of the Studebaker National Museum and Marc Sammis of

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“Pocahontas in Image and Myth” Lecture

As part of the "Pocahontas Imagined" special exhibition lecture series, Karen Sherry, art historian and former curator of American Art for the Portland Museum of Art in Maine and associate curator of art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, examines representations of Pocahontas, a renowned, yet elusive, historical figure in the context of various narratives about her life and period attitudes abou

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“Reel Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Film” Lecture

As part of the "Pocahontas Imagined" special exhibition lecture series, Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, discusses the portrayal of American Indians, including Pocahontas, in film. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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