Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like Sharon Frazier and Linwood Smith, whose miniature dollhouses tell the story of growing up during segregation in Alexandria 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
Becky Calvert takes readers on a tour of our new public humanities center located in Charlottesville’s Dairy Market building. “Stepping out from the elevator into the new Virginia Humanities Center, it is immediately clear that there is more to this place than just a sleek, new office. The new headquarters represents a bold step into the future for this forty-seven-year-old public institution.”
What tales will people tell about the Great I-95 Snowstorm of ’22? About the time an untold number of people, including a U.S. senator, spent a frigid, worrisome twenty-four hours on the interstate somewhere between Ruther Glen in Caroline County and Exit 152/Dumfries in Prince William County after a tractor-trailer accident in an unexpectedly heavy […]
Ever wanted to write a love letter but never quite made it happen? Now is your chance! We’re hosting a free workshop to give you a chance to spread the love! This workshop will help you develop more confidence in penning your affections.