Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Including the story of Virginia’s slave dwellings and the families that lived in them.
Learn how we’re helping Virginians connect with their history and culture.
We are currently looking for: Associate Director of Institutional Relations.
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 Virginia Festival of the Book
The 29th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will take place as an in-person event, March 23-26, 2023, with a full schedule of engaging presentations and discussions for all ages and interests.
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.