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.
The humanities belong to all of us.
We are currently looking for a Deputy Director.
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 share that our Virginia Folklife Area at this year’s Richmond Folk Festival will focus on the crafts, music, and culture of Bristol.
Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller and Joanne Hyppolite of the National Museum of African American History and Culture discuss the remarkable life of culinary entrepreneur and activist Thomas Downing in …
Public Humanities Fellows William and Abraham Gibson discuss their project examining Franklin County’s efforts to provide its children with an education in the early 20th century.