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An Acquired Taste

  • Admission sign at Stockade Theatre
    Posted April 28, 2021
    Over the winter and spring of early 1941, a towering landmark rose on the rural landscape less than two miles from downtown Williamsburg. The structure housed the screen for the Stockade Theatre Auto-Torium at Casey’s Corner, where Richmond and Ironbound Roads intersect.
  • Recipes and household tips taken from newspapers and pasted into the back of The Virginia House-wife.
    Posted March 29, 2021
    My favorite kinds of materials in archives are the ones we might describe colloquially as “well-loved,” where you can tell that someone—or perhaps more than one someone—spent hours writing, reading, and thinking about a topic.

Current Exhibit

  • Red beads strung into letters to form the text "We Define Our Selves" on a person's bare back

    In Their Own Words

    Zine Making for Self-Exploration and Expression

    Swem Library Lobby
    April 23, 2021 to May 31, 2021

    Before social media gave users the freedom to share their lives and perspectives, zines radically challenged the publishing industry’s standards, providing a way to spark dialogues about unaddressed subjects and share works by largely underrepresented authors.