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Virginia Historical Society
"Silver in Virginia," a long-term exhibit featuring pieces from the Colonial era, opens April 2 with a gallery talk by James H. Wilcox Jr. today at noon. 428 N. Boulevard. 342-9665.



Continuing

Agecroft Museum
Now on view, a dress worn by actress Kate Blanchett in the 1998 blockbuster movie "Elizabeth." Through May 2. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center "The Fabric of Life: The Quilts of Anita Holloway." Through April 6. 00 Clay St. 780-9107.

Children's Museum of Virginia "Adventures With Lewis and Clark," an interactive exhibit celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Through Oct. 31. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7010.

"James River Waterplay," an interactive, water-filled permanent exhibit exploring hydrology, regional history and commerce along the river. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7010.

Dementi Studios "A Century of Richmond Brides," featuring 12 portraits of brides from each decade back to the 1890s, is showing at Tiffany's Bridal Shop. 3851 Springfield Road. 648-9003.

Maymont The Maymont Foundation offers numerous programs on the weekends. For more information, please contact 358-7166 or visit www.maymont.org. 1700 Hampton St.

Richmond History Center Interpretations of the life and works of sculptor Edward Virginius Valentine (a permanent exhibit); and "Preserving Richmond's History: Curators at Work," works done by the curatorial staff. Through September. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Science Museum of Virginia. Travel deep into Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park with Jane Gooddall's "Wild Chimpanzees" on the IMAX Dome through June 14. Also, experience Ernest Hemingway's classic "The Old Man and the Sea" through April 4.

Design and create boats, buildings, bridges, windmills and airplanes, and find out about careers in engineering at the "Engineer It" exhibit. Through April 27. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

The Valentine Museum/Richmond History Center The Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio, on permanent display; "Preserving Richmond's History: Curators at Work," through September, 2004; and "Fashion Stores of the South," 50 years of Richmond fashion, through April. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

The University of Richmond Museum The Marsh Art Gallery features large-scale drawings by Mary Stewart from the Learning series. Through July 26. The Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center features "Virginia Women Artists: Prints from the Permanent Collection." Through June 28. University of Richmond. 289-8276.

The Valentine Richmond History Center "The Business of Segregation" features photographs examining the treatment of blacks as customers, employees and business owners during the Jim Crow era. Through April 27. 1015 Clay St. 649-0711.

Virginia Holocaust Museum "The Ipson Saga:" the story of Holocaust survivor J. Ipson, on view. 213 Roseneath Road. 257-5400.

Virginia House The design and building of Virginia House, home of Alexander and Virginia Weddell, photographic exhibit. This is a long-term exhibit. 4301 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms. 353-4251.

Wilton House "Portraits, Paintings and Prints at Wilton: The Nancy Gatewood Brown Memorial Exhibit." 215 S. Wilton Road.
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