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Virginia War Museum Members of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American fighter and support squadrons, share their memories and their mission during Black History Month, Feb. 1, noon-1 p.m. 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 757-243-8523.


Agecroft Museum "Pardon from Elizabeth I to Sir Robert Langley," a yearlong celebration of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth I. Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students, free for children 6 and younger. 353-4241.

Beth Ahabah Museum "When a Cup is More Than a Cup — The Sacred Vessel in Jewish Ritual." "Treasures of the Collection," highlighting items from the Museum's permanent collection. 1109 W. Franklin St. 353-2668.

Corporate & Museum Frame Seventh Annual Juried Photography Exhibit featuring "Tosha Grantham, juror." Through Feb. 5. 301 W. Broad St. 643-6858.

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.

The Library of Virginia "Virginia Roots Music: Creating and Conserving Tradition" features rare photographs, sheet music and recordings from 1865-1940. Through March 22. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

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

Richmond Public Library "Annual Judged Show." Surrealistic paintings by Richmond artist Leigh Odom. Still lifes and landscapes in pastels by Richmond artist Andy McGlamery. Through Feb. 4. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4740.

Science Museum of Virginia. Travel deep into Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park with Jane Gooddall's "Wild Chimpanzees," 7 p.m. in the IMAX Dome. Through April 4. Experience Ernest Hemingway's classic "The Old Man and the Sea" on the IMAX Dome's giant, animated screen. Show starts at 8 p.m. Through April 4.

Design and create boats, buildings, bridges, windmills and airplanes, and find out about careers in engineering at the "Engineer It" exhibit opening Feb. 1. Through April 27. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

The Valentine Museum/Richmond History Center "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. "Semi-Annual Student Art Exhibition." Through Jan. 31. 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 Aviation Museum SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, vintage aircraft, aviation history exhibits, World War II diorama, and Admiral Byrd's 1927 Fairchild on permanent display at the Richmond International Airport. 236-3622.

Virginia Historical Society "Virginia Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery." Through September 2003."A Dream Deferred: World War II and the African American Experience." Through March 23. 428 N. Boulevard. 342-9652.

Virginia Holocaust Museum On view: "The Ipson Saga:" the story of holocaust survivor J. Ipson. 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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