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

 

The Story of Virginia
Two @Commemorate2019 exhibitions steps away from one another! Visit #DeterminedVA when it opens at VMHC on June 22.… t.co/VJ8dtQYuDp

Join us for the dedication of Arthur Ashe Boulevard

The ceremony will include a ceremonial sign unveiling and remarks from local and state elected officials, including Congressman John Lewis (GA-05), a renowned civil rights activist.

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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

“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.

Search the Virginia Historical Society 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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