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We want all Virginians to connect with their history and culture.
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News and Events
Join Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miler in conversation with Adam Dean, PhD, John M. Turner Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and professor of History at the University of Lynchburg, and Ashley …
A recent grant from Virginia Humanities, awarded to More Than a Fraction Foundation, supported the first public phase of a long-term project, that is bringing together the descendants of two families—one whose ancestors were enslaved; the other whose forebears enslaved them.
An innovative program uses the imaginary world of “Fruitopia” to help refugee and non-refugee teens better understand each other.
The National Book Festival’s Great Reads List for kids shares stories representing each state’s literary heritage. This year’s book for Virginia, ‘Manatee’s Best Friend,’ comes from Virginia resident Sylvia Liu, a 2022 featured author from our Virginia Festival of the Book!