I had built up a lot of extra time at work due to night shifts on chat, so RJJ and I took an afternoon to visit the Virginia Historical Society. It was cold, and a little rainy, so we wanted to do something inside, and cheap! The VHS was an easy, convenient place to visit. We went through quite a few exhibits, the first being a Virginia Silver Exhibit, very similar to the Silver exhibit we had seen last month at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, next door to the VHS. We breezed through that exhibit, and onto the What Remains of Edward Beyer’s Blue Ridge: Landscapes of Salem and Liberty, and spent sometime exploring the interactive digital images. We quickly went through the Jeff Jeffers photography, and onto the The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office. I was a little surprised, and disappointed, in the number of photographs of Obama. I see those every day! I wanted more historical photos! But overall, it was a pretty interesting exhibit. Finally, we went into the Story of Virginia exhibit, which pretty much exhausted us. It’s huge! I wish we had either gone straight there, or skipped it altogether. I feel like I need to go back just to visit that exhibit. Plus, after that, we were pretty wiped out and didn’t get through the rest. But it’s free, so we can always go back!
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