Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like the Legendary Ingramettes who embarked with us on a cultural exchange tour that took them through Bulgaria and Serbia as cultural ambassadors for the United States.
The humanities belong to all of us.
We’re looking for an Assistant Editor for our Encyclopedia Virginia.
We aim to share the stories of all Virginians—or, better yet, help people share their own stories.
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
With the help of a Virginia Humanities grant, Dr. DorothyBelle Poli and her team at the Dragon Research Collaborative have opened a new exhibit called Fossil Tales.
We’re delighted to share the poster artwork for the 2024 Virginia Festival of the Book. Designed by Kristy Heilenday, this evocative artwork references early Virginia Festival of the Book posters …
This art exhibit opening and artist talk by Hunter Shackelford was recorded on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. The Afrolantica art exhibition centers the narratives of fugitive slaves in Virginia which …
A new series of entries from our Encyclopedia Virginia will examine the federal roots of urban renewal policies in Virginia and their impact in five locations across the Commonwealth: Charlottesville, Richmond, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, and Roanoke.
Virginia Humanities announced today that Athena Gould will begin serving as the new deputy director for the state humanities council.