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The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum, named for its founder and first director, strives to promote an awareness and understanding of the history of Hampden-Sydney College as it relates to its role in the history of Virginia and the United States, while serving to support and enhance the College's mission to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning.

Exhibits

Current Exhibit

1918 Influenza epidemic posterVirginia and the 1918 Influenza

October 22- November 30
Opening Reception, Saturday, October 20, 10 AM - 2 PM
presented in conjunction with the Honors Program at H-SC
FREE and open to the public

 

Past Exhibits

Echoes from the Past: Letters, Manuscripts, and Images From the H-SC Archives

January 24 - March 14
Unique historical documents gathered from the first 150 years of the College's history from the archives of the Bortz Librar

How European Refugees Lifted 19th Century American Pop Art

February 5
The marvelous world of American lithography reached its apex through the wave of Europeans who immigrated after the Revolution of 1848 and brought advances in technique and art to the United States.

Take a Seat: A Brief History of Chairs

March 23 - May 14
Curated by students in the American Domestic Architecture class

Finding Old College

September 26
Lecture: Charles Pearson and Brian Haley: Finding Old College: A Geophysical Search for the Original Hampden Sydney College Buildings 

 

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Historical Research


Submit your questions to the Atkinson Museum. Angie Way, Curator will respond.

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Esther Atkinson Museum


Hampden-Sydney College
P.O. Box 745
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

Angela Way, Director-Curator
away@hsc.edu
Phone (434) 223-6134 | Fax (434) 223-6344

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