Annual Teacher Institute


August 1 – 2, 2019 | Free


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Votes for Women

Join Library of Virginia staff members and guest speakers in this year’s two-day Teacher Institute. The tenth annual Brown Teacher Institute will examine the history of women and their impact on the commonwealth, with a particular focus on suffrage and women’s role in social reforms. Teachers will explore how to use primary sources to enhance student learning in their classrooms, discover new digital resources, and learn about the lives of women who have shaped more than 400 years of history in anticipation of the Library’s upcoming exhibition, Votes for Women, on display January 13, 2020 – December 2020.

Lodging will be provided for the first 18 attendees who live 70 miles or more outside of Richmond city proper. Please help us maintain the Brown Teacher Institute as a free event by avoiding last-minute cancellations. If your plans change, please let us know at least two weeks in advance (or we may not be able to accommodate you in the future). Teachers must attend the entire Institute to receive a PD certificate.

Detailed schedule will be announced soon. Contact Emma Ito at or Catherine Fitzgerald Wyatt at with any questions.