What we're about

This group is designed for those who are looking for creative, interesting, multi-dimensional and fun experiences which explore the meaning and importance of the past. We each have our distinct experiences and understandings of just what history means to us and, through the events we participate in, hope to grow those experiences and build on those understandings. We recognize that history is complicated, encompassing not only cultural and social conflicts and upheavals, but technological and political developments as well. Never an easy concept to fully explain, it is very broad in its depth and breadth. Because of that, we believe in respecting and recognizing those who have differing viewpoints, that it enrichens our discussions and experiences, and refines our own intellectual growth in understanding history. That is one of the rewards of doing so. But most of all, we want to have fun exploring widely varied aspects of history with our friends while learning about the great richness of our historical past!

Upcoming events (5)

Transcribe-a-thon at the Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

Something a little different for us History Geeks; an opportunity to give a little something back and explore primary source materials. Time is noon to 2 p.m. Please arrive a little early. Once at the library, go to the Network Training Center. Registration for this event begins February 25, 2017 http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer The Transcribe-A-Thon is described this way: "Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer Further, "The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, they seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowd-sourcing this massive historical project. Crowd-sourcing empowers communities to make their own history and you can be a part of it. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages by reading the written text and typing it into digital form. They will also review other transcriptions for accuracy. Those with an editing eye can eventually learn to be an advanced editor. Participate in enhancing access to collections of over 400 years of Virginia history, people, and culture. From peace to wartime, court records to letters home, and conspiracies to political statements, there will be something for everyone. These include documents from the Civil War, African American narratives, and Patrick Henry's executive letters. Help us tell the narrative of all Virginians – the famous, infamous and even anonymous – and join us in Making History. Parking is available under the building, with entrances on 8th and 9th streets and will be validated at the end. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it!" http://www.handsonrva.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0CA000000hHtH1

Transcribe-a-thon at the Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

Something a little different for us History Geeks; an opportunity to give a little something back and explore primary source materials. Time is noon to 2 p.m. Please arrive a little early. Once at the library, go to the Network Training Center. Registration for this event begins February 25, 2017 http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer The Transcribe-A-Thon is described this way: "Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer Further, "The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, they seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowd-sourcing this massive historical project. Crowd-sourcing empowers communities to make their own history and you can be a part of it. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages by reading the written text and typing it into digital form. They will also review other transcriptions for accuracy. Those with an editing eye can eventually learn to be an advanced editor. Participate in enhancing access to collections of over 400 years of Virginia history, people, and culture. From peace to wartime, court records to letters home, and conspiracies to political statements, there will be something for everyone. These include documents from the Civil War, African American narratives, and Patrick Henry's executive letters. Help us tell the narrative of all Virginians – the famous, infamous and even anonymous – and join us in Making History. Parking is available under the building, with entrances on 8th and 9th streets and will be validated at the end. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it!" http://www.handsonrva.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0CA000000hHtH1

Transcribe-a-thon at the Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

Something a little different for us History Geeks; an opportunity to give a little something back and explore primary source materials. Time is noon to 2 p.m. Please arrive a little early. Once at the library, go to the Network Training Center. Registration for this event begins February 25, 2017 http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer The Transcribe-A-Thon is described this way: "Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer Further, "The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, they seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowd-sourcing this massive historical project. Crowd-sourcing empowers communities to make their own history and you can be a part of it. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages by reading the written text and typing it into digital form. They will also review other transcriptions for accuracy. Those with an editing eye can eventually learn to be an advanced editor. Participate in enhancing access to collections of over 400 years of Virginia history, people, and culture. From peace to wartime, court records to letters home, and conspiracies to political statements, there will be something for everyone. These include documents from the Civil War, African American narratives, and Patrick Henry's executive letters. Help us tell the narrative of all Virginians – the famous, infamous and even anonymous – and join us in Making History. Parking is available under the building, with entrances on 8th and 9th streets and will be validated at the end. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it!" http://www.handsonrva.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0CA000000hHtH1

Transcribe-a-thon at the Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

Something a little different for us History Geeks; an opportunity to give a little something back and explore primary source materials. Time is noon to 2 p.m. Please arrive a little early. Once at the library, go to the Network Training Center. Registration for this event begins February 25, 2017 http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer The Transcribe-A-Thon is described this way: "Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer Further, "The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, they seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowd-sourcing this massive historical project. Crowd-sourcing empowers communities to make their own history and you can be a part of it. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages by reading the written text and typing it into digital form. They will also review other transcriptions for accuracy. Those with an editing eye can eventually learn to be an advanced editor. Participate in enhancing access to collections of over 400 years of Virginia history, people, and culture. From peace to wartime, court records to letters home, and conspiracies to political statements, there will be something for everyone. These include documents from the Civil War, African American narratives, and Patrick Henry's executive letters. Help us tell the narrative of all Virginians – the famous, infamous and even anonymous – and join us in Making History. Parking is available under the building, with entrances on 8th and 9th streets and will be validated at the end. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it!" http://www.handsonrva.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0CA000000hHtH1

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Transcribe-a-thon at the Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

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