"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.

 

The Story of Virginia

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Discover Virginia’s rich and unique history by visiting our research library, attending an event, or exploring our exhibition galleries.

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“A Must See For Virginia and American History”

Get closer to your history

Start your journey through the Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s exhibitions. Our current long-term exhibitions include the Story of Virginia, Memorial Military Murals by Charles Hoffbauer and Landscapes of Virginia.

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School group in the Story of Virginia gallery

A Material World

November 18March 4
Shoulder pads. Cabbage Patch dolls. This rad exhibit will take you back to the 1980s!
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Photograph of Stephanie Lane wearing seven Swatch watches. Image courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

“Great visit for the entire family”

Access to your history

Our collections are available online and in our reading room for researchers, genealogists, educators, and students. From fossils to 21st century documents and artifacts, start exploring your history today.

Unknown No Longer is a database of the names of all the enslaved Virginians that appear in our unpublished documents.
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Unknown No Longer
Search the VHS collection and explore the wide range of items we hold.
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“Great Library and Exhibits”

Discover something new

With an active calendar of events with something for all ages and a wealth of online features, especially our Virginia History Explorer, there are plenty of ways to connect with your history.

The extensive collection of our library is open to all Virginia Historical Society patrons, from the curious visitor to the professional researcher.
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The VHS offers several different types of membership to meet your needs.
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