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

 

The Story of Virginia
Richmonder Maggie Walker (1864–1934) founded St. Luke Penny Savings Bank 1903 & was 1st African American female ban… t.co/uUm8ERfram

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.

The "Fresh Paint" exhibition celebrates Virginia's vibrant creative community by featuring murals from local artists inspired by items from our c
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Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity

December 8September 1
Visit the exhibition "Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity"
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Long Branch Plantation, Andrei Kushnir

John Marshall: Hidden Hero of National Union

February 10September 15
John Marshall: Hidden Hero of National Union exhibition on display February 16, 2019 to September 29, 2019.
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John Marshall
Discover 16,000 years of history in The Story of Virginia exhibition.
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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)
This exhibition features silver produced throughout Virginia.
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Silver in Virginia - Silver Hunting Cup (Gift of Frances Roberdeau Wolfe, 1963.25)
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.
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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