Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Including the story of Virginia’s slave dwellings and the families that lived in them.
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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
In Encyclopedia Virginia
The question of how Indigenous stories are told—and by whom—is part of a long-overdue reckoning with the mainstream historical narrative in VA…
“Whatever is un-Virginian is Wrong!”: Richmond Confederate Artists and the Origins of the Lost Cause
Despite the Union Army’s victory over the South, allegiance and loyalty to the Confederate “Lost Cause” lived on for decades.This lasting mythology of the Confederacy challenges the old adage that, …