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tell their stories
Like the story of Tangier Island and how its residents are working to preserve their history and culture in the face of environmental change.
Virginia Humanities’ Response to COVID-19
Under phase three of the Forward Virginia reopen plan, our offices will remain closed to the public and our staff will continue working from home. While phase three allows event spaces to operate at 50% occupancy, up 250 participants, all Virginia Humanities public in-person events remain cancelled. We encourage our grantees and partners to do the same.
A letter from Matthew Gibson
As director of Virginia Humanities, I want to acknowledge the pain that our state and nation are feeling right now. I want to recognize especially the pain that Black Virginians and Black Americans are experiencing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are a horrific reminder of the brutal systemic and individual racism that continues to thrive in our nation.
CARES Act Grants Announced
Announcing $599K in CARES Act Grants to Organizations Across Virginia.
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
It turns out that all good things must come to an end…including BackStory. So on this final episode of BackStory, Nathan, Brian, Joanne and Ed explore different kinds of finales …
Join highly-acclaimed crime writers Alex Segura (Miami Midnight) and John Vercher (Three-Fifths) as they discuss their novels, creating complex characters, and writing crime fiction. “Alex Segura’s P.I. series is one …
Arcadia Food Inc. is using a CARES Act grant to provide good food, good health, and warm human connections to under resourced communities in northern Virginia.
Join historian and educator Kevin Levin as he discusses his highly-acclaimed Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth in conversation with Jalane Schmidt. “Levin’s timely and telling …
Apply for a grant or fellowship
Open grant application deadlines are April 15th & October 15. Fellowship application deadline is December 1.