Everybody’s Got a Story

This festival is designed to introduce the art of storytelling at Hampton’s grassroots levels in order to make storytelling a viable part of the city’s culture.

July 14–22, 2023 | Hampton

Red Hill Rediscovered: “Pretty Young Rebel” Book Talk with Flora Fraser

Join Red Hill-Patrick Henry National Memorial and Dr. Jim Ambuske for a live virtual discussion with author Flora Fraser on her latest biography, “Pretty Young Rebel: The Life of Flora MacDonald.”

May 31, 2023 | 1PM – 2PM | Online

“Tribal Truths” Exhibition

This new exhibition features artwork from the Tribal Truths Podcast’s logo competition, submitted by Indigenous artists with winning entries selected by Virginia tribal leaders.

May 11 – September 10, 2023 | Jamestown

A World in a Zip Code: Columbia Pike Documentary Project

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project is a team of photographers and storytellers whose work captures the evolving life of Arlington County’s historic Columbia Pike corridor.

June 2, 2023 | 5PM – 8PM | Arlington

Saving Stories A Webinar on Oral History Best Practices & Realistic Applications

Virginia Humanities Grants staff invite you to join us for a free virtual worksho with Rich Borenstein and Sherri Staples of Cinebar Productions.

May 16, 2023 | 1PM – 2:30PM | Online

ImmortALL Youth Poetry Season Finale

Hampton Roads youth poets will gather on Saturday, April 29 for the finale of “ImmortALL,” a performance poetry program where oral history shared by elders is translated into original youth spoken word art.

April 29, 2023 | 11AM | Virginia Beach

From the Field to the Big House at Stratford Hall

Join Stratford Hall for a pay-as-you-wish program highlighting the history of some of the enslaved communities at Stratford Hall. Historical interpreters Willie and Hope Wright, Harold Caldwell of Colonial Williamsburg, …

May 21, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM | Stratford

Juneteenth Celebration

This celebration will feature the exhibit “Ancestry 100: Churches,” which tells the stories of the African American churches in Powhatan from the 1800s to today.

June 17, 2023 | 12PM – 4PM | Powhatan

“Roots Run Deep” Tours: Launch Event

The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project presents its “Roots Run Deep” tour launch event, taking place at several locations across the Valley.

April 29, 2023 | 11AM – 2PM | Shenandoah Valley

Sentence: Flying in Place III

This cross-disciplinary project uses creative writings by students in the PVCC Higher Education in Prison program as a basis for theatrical performance.

April 30, 2023 | 2:30PM | Charlottesville