A new eight-part special series by VFH’s With Good Reason explores the unresolved tensions in our understanding of the Vietnam War and the perspectives and people it forever changed.
About the Organization The Edith Bolling Wilson Museum celebrates the life and legacy of the only Appalachian-born First Lady. Edith Bolling Wilson is sometimes referred to as “the Secret President” …
Gregory Wilson, professor of history at the University of Akron, is researching the history of the Kepone disaster that took place in Hopewell, VA in the 1970s. Wilson recently sat down to talk with us about what he’s learned during his fellowship at VFH.
While researching and cataloging the many World War I memorials throughout Virginia, Virginia Humanities fellow Lynn Rainville became fascinated with the extensive, and little explored, role that Virginia played in the Great War.
An exhibit on the 1963 Danville Civil Rights protests has been twenty years in the making. See it in Charlotttesville through 4/30.
Interview with VFH Board Member and Associate Professor of History at Washington & Lee
A VFH grant explores the largely untold story of hundreds of women, known as “human computers” who performed the complex calculations needed by the American space program.
In Prince Edward County, the Moton Museum engages in the tough work of confronting a painful past.
VFH Folklife Director Jon Lohman tells the story of Charlie McClendon and the R&B music scene in Hampton Roads in the 1960s.
Congratulations to all involved in the creation, production, and broadcast of “The Loving Story,” which has received three Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Historical Programming, and Outstanding Editing.