Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Please Excuse Our Progress

Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Please Excuse Our Progress

Article excerpt

Those of you who have been to the VHS recently have seen the changes taking place at our headquarters building. As you make your way to our lectures and classes or to use the reading room, you can't miss the activity going on all around you. The place is crawling with workers, and the parking lot is a bit of a zoo. I know that all of this can seem a bit of a bother. But I have a request for you: stick with us-things are getting really interesting around here.

To start, when you enter the VHS from now until the middle of next year, you will do so through the wonderful new Carole and Marcus Weinstein Learning Center. This complex houses expanded classrooms, a studio for our distance learning program HistoryConnects, an exhibit gallery for our neighbors at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, along with restrooms and a temporary museum shop. You enter the Learning Center through its own door on the Kensington Avenue side of the building. I think you'll be impressed by how the space looks, but I know you'll be impressed by what it lets us do. We can now reach more students, hold more evening classes for lifetime learners, and imagine programs that we've never been able to offer before.

But the Learning Center is only the beginning. …

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