"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

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

Connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Commonwealth's history, we link past with present and inspire future generations.

Our Vision

We aspire to represent all Virginians as we meaningfully share the ever-evolving story of Virginia with a broader audience. 

Our Values

  • We are dedicated to preserving the past, as we believe knowledge and appreciation of history matters.

  • We are trusted stewards, committed to telling an accurate and inclusive story of Virginia.

  • We work passionately and with integrity to best represent ourselves, our colleagues, our institution, and our critical mission.  

  • We are service oriented, and we are welcoming and respectful to all.

  • We operate as one team; we are clear about our goals, transparent, and collaborate for success.

  • We are purposeful; we are innovative and entrepreneurial in the advancement of our mission.

  • We embrace partnerships, and we are a strong and active contributor to our community and Commonwealth.

Due to the inclement weather, our galleries, museum shop, and research library will be opening at 11:30 am on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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