This week we’re looking at the many barriers still facing women in politics, business, and academia. For one of our segments, we talk to Ellen Fitzpatrick, whose new book The Highest …
As part of Radford University’s 75th anniversary commemoration of WWII, Wednesday February 26, 2020, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Kathleen Ingoldsby and Melinda Wagner will discuss the Floyd Story Center’s oral …
2020 is shaping up to be a significant year for women in Virginia and across the country. In addition to the Virginia General Assembly finally ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (after failing to do so since 1973), this year we will celebrate the centennial of women achieving the right to vote.
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.