The Virginia Man: Respect, Responsibility, RebellionHollywood Cemetery ToursEdith Shelton's RichmondA Chicken in Every Plot

The Virginia Man: Respect, Responsibility, Rebellion

May 6, 2016-January 27, 2017

Do clothes really make the man? The history of Virginia is a complex one. So , too, is the character of the Virginia man. Stories of respect, responsibility and rebellion, preserved in the wardrobes and accessories of prominent and little-known Virginians, will be on display in galleries dedicated to an exploration of public and private character of the Virginia man.

Hollywood Cemetery Tours

Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart.

The Valentine offers daily and specialty tours of Hollywood Cemetery!

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Edith Shelton's Richmond

December 4, 2015-May 8,2016

Explore Richmond’s neighborhoods through amateur photographer Edith Shelton’s mid-20th century imagery.

533 Brook Road, Jackson Ward
August 1955 
Edith K. Shelton, photographer
V.91.42.175

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A Chicken in Every Plot

January 28-September 5, 2016

Featuring the work of nationally-known Richmond photographer Alyssa C. Salomon, this exhibition examines the resurging practice of keeping backyard chickens and how our relationship with food sources continues to evolve. A Chicken in Every Plot includes portraits of Richmond-area urban and suburban chickens and the yards in which they thrive, an homage to the quintessential deviled egg, plus household objects and historic photographs from the Valentine's collection.

Henrico County, April 2014
Alyssa C. Salomon

Collections

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The largest and finest collection of primary source material for researching and interpreting the history of Richmond.

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Visit the First Freedom Center

FFC Jefferson Rabbi

The exhibition and monument are now open at 14 S. 14th Street Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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