Fall is here, and we have some exciting things coming up at the museum that we want to share.
First, if you have not had a chance to see our featured visiting exhibit by Dr. Alec Hosterman titled, “There’s Just Us,” please carve out some time and do so before Dec. 30. It’s both moving and powerful.
The visiting photo exhibit documents what Hosterman saw through his camera lens in August of 2017, while attending what turned out to be a violent and deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
During the rally, hate-spewing, right-wing extremists clashed with a few brave souls who had the courage to stand up to them.
Hosterman is both an amateur photographer and a full-time communications professor at Longwood University in Farmville. “There’s Just Us” is an exhibit you won’t want to miss.
Next, our Annual Meeting will be held in person this year on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:45 p.m. at the Museum.
Alec Hosterman will deliver the Keynote Address. Space is limited, so registration is suggested. Please RSVP to Brett Schrader at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (804) 257-5400, ext. 243 if you would like to attend.
Also, we are pleased to announce that Virginia Holocaust Survivor, Halina Zimm, will be receiving a Richmond Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) for her contributions to the community on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa, in Short Pump.
The complete list of recipients of the 2022 Humanitarian Awards includes: Makola M. Abdullah, Hamilton Glass, Devon M. Henry, Laura D. Lafayette, Julie E. McConnell, and Halina Zimm.
To learn more about this event or to purchase dinner tickets, please visit the VCIC website: https://inclusiveva.org/awards/richmond/.
Also, see the article in the Community Section here.
Last but certainly not least, “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” A Ken Burns Documentary, that premiered on PBS on Sept. 18 and was broadcast over three nights.
We are partnering with Virginia Public Media to host a screening event and follow-up panel discussion on Nov. 15 at the VHM.
While the full panel is still being finalized, we can share that acclaimed author and scholar Richard H. Gillette, award-winning Richmond-Times-Dispatch columnist Michael Paul Williams and reporter and podcast host Molly Noe-Payne will be the panelists.