Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like Sharon Frazier and Linwood Smith, whose miniature dollhouses tell the story of growing up during segregation in Alexandria Virginia.
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We create opportunities for civic dialogue and the exchange of ideas.
We want all Virginians to connect with their history and culture.
We’re helping Virginians understand our past so we can better shape our future.
News and Events
In the fall of 2021, we awarded the Fluvanna County Historical Society a grant through the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan program. The historical society is using the funds …
A generous grant from the Mellon Foundation has changed the game for many Richmond area high schoolers. Janelle Marshall and her team are helping get students enrolled, and sticking beside them all the way until the finish line.
Join us for a free screening of “Reconstructed: The Rebuilding of African American Communities Through Faith and Education,” a film by Horace Scruggs. This film was produced by the Fluvanna …
The Virginia Folklife Program and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to present the Chosen Few as part of its annual Homegrown Concert Series.
The Virginia Folklife Program invites you to a screening of In Good Keeping in 2022, a feature-length documentary film showcasing eighteen artists from across the state who are working to sustain …
Paste papers are fun and decorative art papers used for a variety of paper crafts. Stiff leaf binding is a rigid no-sew method in which folded sheets of paper are glued back-to-back to form a satisfyingly solid little book.