Speaking of Valentine’s… those who “heart” RVA (me!) won’t want to miss this:
To celebrate the opening of the new “A History of Richmond in 50 Objects Exhibit,” admission to the Valentine Richmond History Center will be free this weekend –
“A History of Richmond in 50 Objects” explores the history of Richmond, Virginia, through a selection of objects from the Valentine Richmond History Center collection. Paying homage to “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” the ground-breaking partnership of the British Museum and BBC Radio 4 in 2010 that focused on world history, this exhibition continues the dialogue in a way that is uniquely Richmond. From an 1819 imprint of John Smith’s 1624 Map of Virginia to the rainbow flag that flew at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 2011, “RVA 50” examines how objects contain layers of meaning that are both personal and public.
Free Admission to the History Center will be available for the following dates and hours:
Friday, February 15, 2013 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 12 – 5 p.m.
“RVA 50” will be on display at the History Center through October 20, 2013 for regular admission prices ($8 for adults) after February 17.