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- Homeland is “creating a heck of a lot of buzz and excitement with our citizens!”



Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, and Governor McAuliffe, Homeland Reception, 8 September 2017, Executive Mansion, Governor Terry McAuliffe's Flickr page.

Homeland’s season 7 finale aired last Sunday night. Showtime’s critically acclaimed drama stars Claire Danes as CIA Officer Carrie Mathison and Mandy Patinkin as her long-time mentor Saul Berenson. Fox21 Television Studios filmed season 7 on location in Central Virginia from September 2017 to March 2018. Notable locations include the Jefferson Hotel, the State Capitol, the Fan and Northside neighborhoods of Richmond, as well as Hopewell and South Hill. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe even made a brief nonspeaking cameo in one episode. Incentives from the Virginia Motion Picture Opportunity Fund and the Virginia Motion Picture Tax Credit Fund made production of the series in Virginia possible.


Secretary of Commerce and Trade Haymore, Governor McAuliffe and Andy Edmunds, Homeland Reception, 8 September 2017, Executive Mansion, Governor Terry McAuliffe's Flickr page.

The Virginia Film Office, created in 1980, is part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Its mission is increasing “revenue to the state through the production of filmed product including television shows, feature films, videos, documentaries, and commercials.” The Film Office markets Virginia as a location for film and video production, providing financial incentives through grants and tax credits. On 29 June 2017, Rita D. McClenny, President and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, wrote a memo to Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore regarding a request by Homeland’s producers for $9 million (in grants and tax credits) to film in Virginia. McClenny recommended a maximum $700,000 grant from the Virginia Motion Picture Opportunity Fund … read more »

- Governor Terry McAuliffe: Building a New Virginia Economy (Web Archive)


Governor Terry McAuliffe skydives to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on 2 June 2017 as part of the Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival.

Looking for the website of Governor Terry R. McAuliffe (2014-2018), which was taken down at the end of his term? The Library of Virginia can help. The Governor Terry McAuliffe Administration Collection (2014-2018) contains archived versions of the websites of the governor, cabinet, gubernatorial initiatives, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, as well as snapshots of their social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook). These sites are preserved as part of the Library of Virginia’s web archiving program.


Governor Terry McAuliffe becomes the first governor to fly in an autonomous aircraft, 18 May 2017, NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

The McAuliffe Administration web archive enables researchers to access the governor’s executive orders and directives, press releases, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe’s No Hunger Campaign, and the Governor’s Top 5: This Week in the New Virginia Economy, a weekly compilation of the activities and achievements of the administration. The collection also contains the websites of Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam and Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

Since 2005, the Library’s web archiving program has captured websites of enduring cultural value, especially those created and maintained by Virginia government. The collection includes the websites of the administrations of Governor Mark Warner (2002-2006), Tim Kaine (2006-2010), and Robert McDonnell (2010-2014) as well as Virginia state agency sites. We have also expanded into special topics of Virginia interest, such as the 2006 Senate race between George Allen and Jim Webb and the 2007 Virginia Tech … read more »

- Taking Office: Inaugurations of Virginia’s Governors, 1942-2010


Lt. Governor-elect Ralph S. Northam and former President Bill Clinton, Inauguration Day, 11 January 2014. Photo taken by Michaele White, Visual Arts Coordinator, Office of the Governor.

Every four years, on the Saturday after the second Wednesday in January, Virginia’s three highest elected officials ­- the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the attorney general – are inaugurated. On Saturday 13 January 2018 at noon, Ralph S. Northam will be inaugurated as Virginia’s 73rd Governor. The oath of office also will be administered to Justin E. Fairfax as Lieutenant Governor, and Mark R. Herring as Attorney General. Witnessing the event will be both houses of the General Assembly, a large company of invited guests, and members of the news media. In a ceremony that has not changed significantly since the 1930s, the new governor and his colleagues will take an oath of office to support and defend the state’s constitution and execute the laws of the Commonwealth. To spotlight inaugural records in the collections of the Library of Virginia, we created a new Google Arts & Culture exhibit: Taking Office: Inaugurations of Virginia’s Governors, 1942-2010.

Based on a 2001-2002 exhibit in the Library’s lobby, Taking Office includes inaugural ephemera (tickets, passes, invitations, souvenirs) and photographs. Also included are some videos and WRVA radio broadcasts not included in the original exhibit. For an additional photographic sampling of past inaugurations, visit the small exhibition in the lobby of the Library of Virginia through the end of January 2018.  Inauguration day marks the … read more »