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Behind the Scenes Tour: Forty Years in the Archives

Saturday, March 25, 10:30am12:00pm
Members $10 (Join today) Nonmembers $17
Virginia Historical Society
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Lee Shepard, Vice President for Collections at the Virginia Historical Society, has spent most of his forty-two-year career as an archivist. As such, he has overseen the acquisition and cataloging of some amazing documents and collections. In this tour, Lee will show some of the historical society’s most remarkable manuscripts, explain why they are important historically, and share some extraordinary stories of how they came into the collection. 

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