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Guess which famous Virginian's birthday it is 2day! Ck out this record in person. It's on display in VHS museum.

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Lots of Civil War soldiers were visiting the VHS 4 the Free Family Day Open House last Sat! #rva #va

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Fife & drum music provided by Williamsburg Field Musick @ the VHS Free Family Day Open House last Sat. #rva #va

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The VHS Museum Shop is getting a new desk!! Check it out Saturday @ the Free Family Day Open House. #rva #va

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Dr. Lauranett Lee gave a gallery walk of the Civil War exhibit yesterday. Great turnout! #rva #va

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5.24.1861: Elmer Ellsworth, Union Colonel & leader of Zouave regiment, became 1st official Civil War casualty

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On 5/5 author Robert Edsel gave a great talk about his book "The Monuments Men" #rva #va

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5.9.1926: VA native Richard Evelyn Byrd becomes 1st person 2 fly 2 North Pole. #rva #va #vahistory #tdih

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4.25.1917: Ella Fitzgerald, "First Lady of Jazz" & "First Lady of Song", is born in Newport News. #rva #va #tdih

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4.22.1875: Ellen Glasgow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is born in Richmond. #rva #va

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More kids in museum 2day enjoying time off from school during spring break. But, they r still learning history!

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Tons of kids in the museum 2day enjoying spring break! This group toured the Civil War exhibit. #rva #va

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It's Spring Break! There r tons of school-age children in the museum 2day, including Brittany from Hopewell! #rva

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VHS members appreciation event was rockin last night. Over 700 ppl explored the new Civil War exhibit. #rva #va

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Wide Awake Films reps were in #rva this AM filming their lenticular graphic featured in the VHS Civil War show.

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Great turnout 4 gallery walk today of "An American Turning Point" Civil War exhibit! #rva

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April 5, 1614 (on or about this day) Pocahontas and John Rolfe marry. #rva #va

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Only life portrait of Pocahontas. Was engraved by Simon Van de Passe in 1616 while she was in England. #rva #va

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3.30.1791: Pres Washington issues proclamation 2 est permanent seat 4 U.S. govt. Site called District of Columbia

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