Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like everyone who participated in the Finding Wisdom community letterpress project with artist and printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
K-12 Educator Fellowship Applications Now Open!
Learn how we’re helping Virginians connect with their history and culture.
We are currently looking for: Associate Director of Institutional Relations; Media Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia; Advancement Associate; and Manager, Virginia Festival of the Book.
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
We’re thrilled to be able to share the first round of 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book panels with you! We’ll be announcing more authors and events in the coming …
In November, our Encyclopedia Virginia published a new entry on the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia. We talked to Chief Lynette Allston about what the Nottoway tribe looks like today and what it meant to be part of the group of tribal members who created the new entry.
Ross Gay: The Book of Delights
We’re honored to again partner with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library as part of their Same Page Community Read initiative. This year, JMRL has chosen to feature Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights. …
Barbara Johns is one step closer to Washington, D.C. A sculptor has been selected for the statue destined for the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Learn more in the latest blog post from our Encyclopedia Virginia.
Four years ago, Dr. D. Brad Hatch was one of just two members of the Patawomeck Indian tribe who knew how to weave an eel pot. Now Brad is teaching fellow tribal members David Onks IV and Reagan Andersen how to make eel pots as part of the Virginia Folklife Program’s 2022-23 Apprenticeship Program cohort.