RACE – Are We So Different?


Funded in part by a grant from VFH, the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different examines the topic of race from scientific, historical and cultural perspectives. Let your family learn the story of Race by diving into the rich collection of video, photography, printed word and interactive technology resources.

Family Portraits

VFH’s Family Portraits: Virginia Indians at the Turn of the 20th Century is featured as a companion to the larger exhibit.

Family Portraits features a collection of candid, studio, and ethnographic photographs taken of Virginian Indians at the beginning of the twentieth century.  Members of the tribes of the historic Powhatan paramount chiefdom and their allies are pictured in family portraits, school pictures, and in tribal gatherings.  Included are images of the Monacan, the Pamunkey, the Nansemond, the Chickahominy, the Rappahannock, and the Mattaponi tribes.

January 28 through April 29, 2012

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