In 2009, VFH fellow and book artist Frank Brannon, began work with the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee, Norther Carolina, to revitalize the nearly lost art of Cherokee letter press printing. Now, he talks about his with the Cherokee community, as well as history of the Cherokee written language itself.
Millions of African Americans were emancipated in 1865 and given the vote. By 1901, almost all of them had lost that vote. What happened in those intervening years? VFH’s Encyclopedia Virginia explores the history of the Readjuster Party in Danville, VA and how it changed Virginia politics forever.
Lauranett Lee was raised in Chesterfield and was inspired to study history by a professor at Virginia State University. Recently, Lauranett sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about her love for history and the importance of the humanities.
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.
Robert C. Vaughan III, one of the leading advocates for the humanities in America today, will step down as VFH president after forty-three years of organizational leadership.
Books are and integral part of life for Renee Grisham. She was first introduced to VFH through the Virginia Festival of the Book by her husband, celebrated author John Grisham. Recently, Renee sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about her love for books and her favorite things about VFH.
University of Richmond President Emeritus and Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities, Ed Ayers may be best known as one of the voices on VFH’s BackStory with the American History Guys. But he was also the …
A portrait of an unknown man from 1825 has a secret that shows the violence at the heart of slavery.
VFH Board Member Jo Ann Hofheimer talks about her love for books and the importance of the humanities.
We catch up with Brendan Wolfe, managing editor of Encyclopedia Virginia following their recent publication of an entry on Thomas Jefferson.
An exhibit on the 1963 Danville Civil Rights protests has been twenty years in the making. See it in Charlotttesville through 4/30.
Sherman Holmes takes special pleasure in seeing a young person from his own hometown carrying on the blues tradition.
VFH Fellow Greg O’Malley shares the story of a Virginia-born slave whose tale of escape is an epic odyssey that even Homer would find incredible.