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A Tribute to Rob Vaughan

Share a memory or wish a fond farewell for our retiring president.

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VFH Announces New Executive Director

Matthew Gibson succeeds VFH’s founding president, Robert C. Vaughan III, who will retire in June.


News & Stories

At the Common Table

VFH Fellow Jamie S. Ross explores the history of southern foodways

African American Heritage | Culture & Identity | Fellowships | VFH News


VFH Brings Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition to Virginia

Culture & Identity | VFH News

Because of VFH...

1.3 million

People reached by our Grant Program each year


Students in VA write to their favorite authors each year through Letters About Literature

$5.4 million

Invested in humanities programs across Virginia last year

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Open grant deadline October 15, 2017


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Application Deadline: December 1