The Story of Virginia | Virginia Museum of History & Culture The Story of Virginia
"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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The Story of Virginia

An interior gallery view with various artifacts, including a carosel horse and a large metal sign that says Virginia
An interior gallery view with a life-size sculpture of a Native American man in headdress and a red & white trolley car.
An interior gallery view with three internally lit columns depicting natural scenery.
An interior gallery view with Colonial portraits and artifacts in glass cases.

EXPERIENCE 16,000 years of history in 2 hours   

This exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and diaries. Objects in the exhibition are supplemented by images from the VMHC's collection, soundscapes, video, and digital interactives.

Learn more about The Story of Virginia:


Explore the Story of Virginia: An American Experience

In the museum shop

by Jamie O. Bosket and William M. S. Rasmussen. This books shares the stories behind more than 400 objects from the VMHC, including rare letters, paintings, furniture, maps, photographs, and more.
Book cover of The Story of Virginia: Highlights from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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