Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like the students at Smithland Elementary School in Harrisonburg, who are learning the hidden history of their neighborhood by producing their own virtual tours.
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
Join debut novelist Gabriel Bump as he discusses his book, Everywhere You Don’t Belong, with Abby Palko. “A comically dark coming-of-age story about growing up on the South Side of …
The Handmade Music School Presents: Handmade at Home – A Virtual Workshops Series: *Suggested donation of $15* Jon Lohman, approaching his 20th year as Virginia’s State Folklorist, will discuss the …
Join poet Leah Naomi Green (The More Extravagant Feast) and author Lulu Miller (Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life) for a …
We’ve welcomed five new staff members in 2020, all of whom bring passionate interest to their work, both inside and outside the office. We would love for you to be …
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Open grant application deadlines are April 15th & October 15. Fellowship application deadline is December 1.