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.
We are currently looking for: Associate Director of Institutional Relations; Media Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia; Advancement Associate, Director of Finance; Coordinator, Virginia Indian Programming; and Manager, Virginia Festival of the Book.
Learn how we’re helping Virginians connect with their history and culture.
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
Join Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller and Nottoway tribal citizens Rufus Kelly and Beth Roach as they discuss EV’s new entry on the history and culture of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia …
The new director of the Virginia Center for the Book talks about her return to Virginia, how she’s putting her unique spin on the Festival of the Book, and (of course) her cats.
You have Chef James Hemings, who cooked for Thomas Jefferson, to thank for the macaroni and cheese on your plate this Thanksgiving. Setting the Table’s Deb Freeman tells us how the French dish became so baked into American cuisine.
Exploring the History of Public Education in Franklin County
William Gibson and his son Abe Gibson are working together on a new Public Humanities Fellowship that promises to shine a light on a neglected part of the history of Franklin County.