Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Historical Society’

Civil War Medicine: Torture or Science?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

As part of the Banner Series of Lectures, The Virginia Historical Society will present Dr. Adrian Wheat’s assessment of the practice of medicine on particularly on the Confederate side of the Civil War. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th at 7 PM and will be repeated on Thursday, October 28th at noon. The lecture will be delivered at the Virginia Historical Society, 428 N Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia.  Dr. Wheat will describe the medical practices of science in the 1860’s including care on the battlefield, transporting patients to hospitals, and the role of sanitation.  MASH, as depicted in the television series of the same name, actually took place 100 years later! Take medical  science backward 100 years, eliminate what we learned in that 100 years, and what do we have left? Dr. Adrian Wheat’s lecture will fill in the details!

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Fan District Inn Participates in B&Bs Kick Gas Program

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

The premier bed and breakfast inn in Richmond’s historic Fan District is enthusiastically supporting the B&Bs Kick Gas program, marketed by the “Better Way To Stay” program of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International.

Are you seeing this at the gas pump?

Gas prices have us all in a spin.  A trip to the gas pump seems to require a trip to the bank or ATM.  Pretty soon a trip to the gas pump will be just as big a dent in our budgets as rent or mortgage payment.

But there’s no need to postpone that getaway!  We’re offering three different gas-related specials to our guests who book a new reservation between April 15 and June 30, 2011.

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An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia has opened its new exhibition titled “An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia.”

An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia opens at the Virginia Historical Society Richmond, Virginia

It is free to the public and will run through December 30, 2011 since 2011 is the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Featuring people and their stories from the home front as well as the battlefront, the exhibition explores thirteen specific themes including medicine and medical practices during the Civil War presented from a personal view of those who fought in the 36 battles that took place in Virginia and those ordinary people who survived at home during that multifaceted extraordinary human event.

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Finest of February in Richmond Virginia

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Richmond Virginia is THE place to be in February of 2011.

There is plenty to see and do and here are the top five things to put on your calendar as “not-to-be-missed!”

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Virginia Rocks!

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The Virginia Historical Society recently opened its exhibition “Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth.” This exhibition runs through December 12, 2010.  It’s an opportunity to learn more about the energetic blend of blues (more…)