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.
VFH Board member Dennis Treacy shares his thoughts on how the arts and humanities help people understand each other’s points of view.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we share this poem by Karenne Wood, director of Virginia Indian Programs at VFH.
VFH Board member Wayne Adkins is a retired engineer and a member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe who thinks engineering, science, and the humanities complement each other.