Virginia Holocaust Museum
Richmond, VA

The Virginia Holocaust Museum, located in Richmond, Virginia, views its primary mission as educating the worldwide community about the historical and personal realities of the Holocaust.

Through docent-led tours, commemorative programs, lectures, films and other events, the Virginia Holocaust Museum strives to educate the public and to promote tolerance towards all, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or creed. The museum offers several permanent exhibitions that cover the atrocities of the Shoah, the sacrifices of its victims, the bravery of its heroes and the courage of the survivors.

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Science After Dark at the Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, September 19, 2014, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Spend an evening in the Museum! Explore three floors of interactive exhibits and see a special presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey in The Dome at 8:30 pm. Before the movie, take a look at how closely predictions about the future come to our current space technologies in Science After Dark: 2014: A Space Perspective at 6:30 pm. Fifteen minutes after sunset, weather permitting, share telescopes with Richmond Astronomical Society members.
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Family Fun Day - Historic Tredegar
Richmond, Saturday, September 20 10:30-3:00pm
Families are invited to Historic Tredegar for a day full of kid friendly, interactive programs. Costumed soldiers
and civilians will bring the Civil War era to life and create wonderful memories for the whole family.
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Publick Day - Henricus Historical Park
Chester, Saturday, September 20
Join us for our signature annual celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus.  Four hundred  years of history come to life with living history re-enactments, military drills and musket firings, craftsmen and blacksmiths, 17th-century medicinal demonstrations, Virginia Indian activities, historical children’s games and crafts, storytelling and more.  Our largest and most popular annual event.
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Fredericksburg Welsh Festival
Fredericksburg - September 20
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Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival
Cedar Bluff - September 20
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Early Bird Paddlers - False Cape State Park
Virginia Beach, September 21, 9am - 12pm
Date: 09/21/2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.   To  12:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at Little Island City Park for transport into False Cape
Description: Join us as we paddle the wildlife packed scenic Back Bay. Back Bay is a slow moving scenic watershed that meanders along maritime-forests and wind-driven marshes. On this adventure we see plant and wildlife rarely seen in the city.  We regularly see: Bald Eagles, songbirds, White Egrets, Blue Heron, Night Heron, Cormorants, many types of Raptors, and more!
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National Public Lands Day - all Virginia State Parks
September 27
A day to get outdoors, enjoy nature and give back to the land. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration.
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Grayson Highlands Fall Harvest Festival
Grayson Highlands State Park, September 27-28
Virginia's traditional mountain culture comes alive during this two-day festival. The air fills with bluegrass and old-time music as well as the sweet aroma of barbecued chicken and sorghum molasses. Enjoy the crafts fair and numerous demonstrations of pioneer living.
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Fall Into Fun Fall Festival - Chiles Peach Orchard
Crozet, September September 27-28
Help us Welcome Autumn with lots of fun activities for children and adults alike!  Watch apple butter being made the old-fashioned way (and help stir the pot!), play games, enjoy good food, and good times as we welcome the new season!
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Fall Festival - Amazing Farm Fun @ Ticonderoga
Chantilly, September 27-November 2
PYO Pumpkins, hayrides, slides, jumping pillow, animals and much more!
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Monarch Fest - Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, October 4, 10am-4pm
Enjoy a day of monarch butterfly activities, crafts, learning opportunities, and different kinds of live butterflies, including monarchs! During the day you’ll be able to help release tagged monarchs for their journey to Mexico.
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Apple Harvest Celebration - Carter Mountain Orchard
Charlottesville, every weekend in October
It's our biggest celebration of the year! Join us for music, food, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie, and all things apple!
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Radford Highlanders Festival
Radford - October 4
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Innovation Festival Family Day - National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC, November 1-2, 10am - 5pm
Join us for a festival for the whole family that celebrates the accomplishments of American inventors and the spirit of innovation that has led to so many of today's technologies. Meet inventors and the patent examiners that worked with them on their inventions,  hear directly from experts about how an idea is molded into a working product, and try your hand at making your own invention.  Exhibits, crafts, talks, and performances will showcase ingenuity at the Smithsonian and across America.
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