"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
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Add some glimmer to your holiday season!

Bring home the Official 2019 Virginia History Ornament. Featuring a magnolia wreath with iconic symbols from Virginia's history, it makes the perfect gift for you and everyone you love. 

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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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“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.

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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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