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Happy 4th of July!
Preston Library will be closed July 3-5 in observance of Independence Day. We hope you have a great 4th of July!! Observances of the 4th of July holiday at VMI have varied greatly over the years. From 1842-1861, VMI held its graduation ceremony on July 4th.    The Semi-Centennial Cele...

"Juneteenth", which is a combination of "June" and "nineteenth", is a secular holiday that celebrates the legal end of slavery in the United States. June 19.1865 marked the date that General Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3 proclaiming the end of slavery in Texa...

It’s Summer at VMI Preston Library
  We’re air-conditioned. Stop by and cool off! See when we’re open. Check out our new books – 5th floor reading room.  Ask questions in person, chat with us online, and/or request a consultation.

A Look Back at the Class of 1921
The graduation of the class of 2021 provides an opportunity to look back at the class that graduated 100 years earlier. The class of 1921 matriculated in September 1917 with 307 members, the largest class to matriculate at VMI at the time. During the class of 1921’s four years at VMI, the a...

Celebrate May - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  The month of May is the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is a time to remember those who have enriched the community and others with knowledge, pride and respect.  It is the time to recognize that work, those struggles and the vision for the future of the Asian...

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