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Title - Flowerdew Hundred
August 13, 2010
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Featuring archaeological artifacts on loan from the Flowerdew Hundred Foundation, this exhibit presents material evidence of Virginia’s early inhabitants: Native American pottery sherds; arms and armor used to defend the new colony; refined, imported wares from Europe; and American-made goods, including items manufactured by African Americans. The materials from U.Va.’s Special Collections also on display—images from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century maps and books—illustrate the importance of the historical record in the study of material culture.

For more information on the exhibit and the Flowerdew Hundred Foundation is available at www.lib.virginia.edu/small/exhibits/flowerdew/.


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Title - Declaring Independence: Creating and Recreating America’s Document Exhibit
August 13, 2010
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Located adjacent to the entrance to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Declaring Independence: Creating and Re-creating America’s Document displays highlights of the most comprehensive collection of letters, documents, and early printings of the Declaration of Independence. The exhibition sheds light on not only the writing and signing of the Declaration, but also on its first printing, distribution across the colonies, and future impact on American history. An accompanying documentary film is available for viewing in the gallery.


Volunteer docents will give guided tours of the exhibit at the following days and times

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