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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
2023 Festival of the Book Schedule Announced
Our full 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book schedule is now live. From writing salons and book panels to immersive outdoor programs, there’s something for every reader.
Save the Small Sums
In 1865, the Freedman’s Bank was written into law by President Lincoln to help newly freed enslaved people save money and buy land. But the bank collapsed less than 10 years after it was established – throwing many Black Americans into financial ruin. Justene Hill Edwards says the racial wealth gap can be traced back to the rise and fall of the Freedman’s Bank.
Both Man and Woman
Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller in conversation with Julie Richter of William & Mary and Ren Tolson of Colonial Williamsburg to explore the life of Thomas/in Hall.
Announcing a New Online Resource for Humanities Educators
We’re excited to announce the launch of a new website that hosts our K-12 Educator Fellows’ completed work. Our goal is for the website to serve as a hub for humanities instructors looking to strengthen their classroom learning experiences.
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Undertaking the most challenging work in our history
At a time when divisions may be easier to see than the values that unite us, our work brings people together and honors our shared humanity.