Group to view exhibit at Library of Virginia

March 12, 2016

In lieu of its regularly scheduled March meeting, Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) will visit Library of Virginia to view the Emancipation exhibition, Remaking Virginia: Transformation through Emancipation. Marking the end of the 150th commemoration of the American Civil War, the exhibition explores how the end of slavery and emancipation affected every Virginian, forcing people to renegotiate and transform their relationships. Remaking Virginia focuses on how African Americans made the change from property to citizens and explores the societal transformation experienced by all Virginians through labor, church, education, families, political rights, military service, and violence.

Those desiring to participate in the day's activities should meet in the lobby of the (Library of Virginia (address below) at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. A guided tour of the exhibition will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. Following the tour, persons will be free to explore the exhibition further on their own and to take advantage of research opportunities at the Library. The Library of Virginia Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To view the online version of the exhibition, visit: Remaking Virginia.

For further information about the visit to Library of Virginia or about MPAAGHS, call 804.651.8753 or visit

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219 (map)