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New Virginians: 1619-2019 & Beyond
January 28 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Shenandoah County Library is happy to announce the arrival of the exhibit “New Virginians: 1619-2019 & Beyond on loan from the Library of Virginia today through March 7, 2020.
Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities-with support from American Evolution, 2019 Commemoration- the exhibit highlights the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. It includes a series of interpretive panels that uses information to explore the complexity of the immigrant and refugee experience and two kiosks that offer access to additional materials including complete interviews.
New Virginians: 1619-2019 & Beyond exhibition explores the historical and continuous journey of foreign-born Virginians who have made our Commonwealth their home. It is designed to create a composite portrait of a Virginia’s identity that is becoming more complex and diverse while fostering an honest and serious discussion about the challenges of blended cultures.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.