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.
We’re seeking a Director of Education and an Associate Director of Community Initiatives.
“We have the right to be here”
In this time of collective grief and determination, we stand with Virginia’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities. “We have the right to be here,” proclaims Poet Laureate of Virginia Luisa A. Igloria. Virginia Humanities firmly believes this, too.
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A New Home for Virginia Humanities
In early 2021, we’ll be opening a new humanities center in Dairy Central, Charlottesville’s historic Monticello Dairy building.
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
Virginia Humanities & City of Promise to Publish Children’s Book Celebrating 10th & Page Neighborhood
Watch more than forty conversations with authors, illustrators, and publishers from our 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book.
Please join us as we enhance content knowledge with lived experiences shared by three Virginia Tribal Leaders (Chief Stephen R. Adkins, Chickahominy Indian Tribe; Chief Kenneth Branham, Monacan Indian Nation; …
Just last week, Congress approved the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), with it designating $135 million in federal funds to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in …
Semilla Cultural is one of twenty-five non-profit organizations recently awarded a Virginia Humanities grant. Based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the grassroots organization is dedicated to preserving and sharing the traditional Afro-Puerto …
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