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Bari Helms

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A Monument of Debt

The Washington Monument is finally reopening on 12 May 2014 after undergoing restoration for damage caused by an earthquake in August 2011. I was curious…
Bari Helms
May 12, 2014
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Paint Your Wagon

A chancery case from Frederick County looked like any other business dispute except for a unique item presented as an exhibit. Columbia Wagon Company vs.…
Bari Helms
April 23, 2014
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"I speak for the trees!"

Flora of Virginia, the Library of Virginia’s latest exhibition, highlights the botanical exploration of Virginia from the colonial days to the present.  Curated in partnership…
Bari Helms
March 19, 2014
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Bad Romance

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to bring a bit of romance to Out of the Box, but when one spends her day…
Bari Helms
February 12, 2014
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Fancy Skating

While processing collections, archivists often come across items that don’t directly relate to the collection at hand but which often provide a window into a…
Bari Helms
February 5, 2014
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Death by Eggnog

During the holiday season we are warned to avoid overindulgence.  There are many temptations around this time of year—turkey and stuffing, grandma’s pecan pie, and,…
Bari Helms
December 20, 2013
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12 Years a Slave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z02Ie8wKKRg The release of the film 12 Years a Slave had us talking here at Out of the Box. Discussions on slavery are a common…
Bari Helms
December 4, 2013