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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.

 

The Story of Virginia

Exhibitions

Start your journey today through the Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s exciting and award-winning exhibitions!

Our signature exhibition, The Story of Virginia, features more than 500 artifacts and covers 16,000 years of Virginia history from prehistoric times to the present. Along with rotating temporary exhibitions, you will be able to see our other long-term exhibitions, including Landscapes of Virginia, The Memorial Military Murals by Charles Hoffbauer, and Silver in Virginia during your visit.

Discover 16,000 years of history in The Story of Virginia exhibition.
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The Commonwealth and the Great War

February 17December 31
Visit "The Commonwealth and the Great War" exhibition and learn about the role Virginian's played in World War I.
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Victory Loan Tanks at the Virginia State Capitol, 1919 (VHS 2001.230.1914)
Explore life in rural Virginia through 44 paintings created by Lynchburg, Virginia folk artist, Queena Stovall. On display through October 14, 2018.
Find out more about Inside Looking Out: The Art of Queena Stovall
Picture of the Peaches Are In painting by Queena Stovall
The "Fresh Paint" exhibition celebrates Virginia's vibrant creative community by featuring murals from local artists inspired by items from our c
Find out more about Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
This exhibition features silver produced throughout Virginia.
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Silver in Virginia - Silver Hunting Cup (Gift of Frances Roberdeau Wolfe, 1963.25)
Features twenty-one landscape paintings that reveal the variety of terrain and climate that charecterizes Virginia's five distinct physical regions
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Passing Storm (1996.172.2)
Painted between 1913 and 1920, the murals represent one of the few large-scale pieces of Civil War artwork on public view in the country.
Find out more about The Memorial Military Murals by Charles Hoffbauer
J. E. B. Stuary in the Cavalry (Autumn) Mural
Learn about various weapons and accoutrements from the Virginia Historical Society’s collection.
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Woodson Musket – Close up
Learn more about smaller exhibitions and the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Learning Center Displays.
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The War Horse
Learn about upcoming exhibitions at the museum.
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Painting, "Slave Hunt" by Thomas Moran
Explore the Virginia Historical Society's collections on the road by visiting one of our traveling exhibitions today.
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Robert Knox Sneden