RVANews picture of the day.
The state Capitol is offering “Looking for the Lincolns,” a free guided tour with a behind-the-scenes view of Steven Spielberg’s film, “Lincoln.”
Virginia officials recently celebrated the 225th anniversary of the arrival of the plaster-of-Paris model that was the basis for building the state Capitol. Thomas Jefferson commissioned Frenchman Jean-Pierre Fouquet to make the model and ship it to the newly independent United States of America. It arrived on Feb. 28, 1787, and is still on display for the public.
This photo comes from the collections of the Valentine Richmond History Center. Make sure you click the image for a super large version (3MB).
Over 1,000 people lined the walkways outside the Capitol this afternoon in a silent protest against several pieces of legislation making their way through the General Assembly that would strip women of reproductive rights.