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Collections Up Close: Romantic Virginians: Love and Loss in the Old Dominion

Saturday, February 15, 10:00am11:00am
Free
Location:
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Library, Rare Book Room
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Sheet music cover image shows a large heart with the words "Love Me!" inside

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”  Discover the many ways Virginians have experienced love and loss over nearly four centuries through letters, diaries, and other intimate expressions culled from VMHC’s extensive manuscript collections. Through the private writings of Virginians known and unknown, explore arranged marriages in the Colonial era, soldiers pitching woo in wartime, a 20th-century courtship nearly derailed by conflicting religious beliefs, the turmoil of coming out as a gay man in 1970s Richmond, and much more.

Registration is required. Ticket includes free admission to the museum on the event date.

The Collections Up Close series explores Virginia’s people, places, history, and culture through the vast holdings of the VMHC Research Library. The VMHC Research Library offers researchers of all types and ages access to nearly eight million items including manuscripts, books, periodicals, maps, and newspapers.

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"Love Me!" sheet music, c. 1861-1865
“Love me! : Answer to all the previous songs on this subject. No one to love! - Why no one to love! - Something to love me!” Words by Eliza and music by H. W. Greatorex. Sheet music for voice and piano from 1861-1865, from Richmond, Virginia. Lithographed and published by Geo. Dunn & Compy, Columbia, S.C., Julian A. Selby. (CMLS 2018-02269)
Sheet music cover image shows a lady's head with dark short hair, surrounded by hearts and the words "When You Play With the Heart of a Girl" Enter Fullscreen More information
"When You Play with the Heart of a Girl" sheet music, c. 1917
“When You Play with the Heart of a Girl.” Words by Geo. A. Little and music by Albert Von Tilzer. Sheet music for voice and piano from 1917. Published by Broadway Music Corp., New York. (VMHC 990568)
Sheet music cover image shows a dark haired woman and man embracing with the words "All the World Loves a Lover" Enter Fullscreen More information
"All the World Loves a Lover" sheet music, c. 1937
“All the World Loves a Lover.” Words and music by Minnie Angell Wright. Sheet music from 1937. Published in Boone Mill, Virginia. (VMHC 2012-01361)
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"Love Me!" sheet music, c.
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