Annual Teacher Institute


Save the Date for the Eighth Annual Teacher Institute!
August 1 & 2

Virginians imbibed their last legal drink on Halloween night in 1916—more than three years before national prohibition was enacted. For the next 18 years the state became a laboratory for a grand social experiment that ultimately left many Virginians with a serious hangover—and eventually led to repeal. Join Library of Virginia staff members and guest speakers in this year’s two-day Teacher Institute focusing on the history of Prohibition in the commonwealth, as well as other Progressive Era reforms, including industrialization, child labor, woman suffrage, and immigration. Teachers will explore how to use primary sources to enhance student learning in their classrooms, learn about new digital resources available, and explore the Library of Virginia’s newest exhibition, Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, on display from April 3, 2017, through December 2, 2017. Click here for registration and details.