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

 

The Story of Virginia

Forty Years of the Virginia Environmental Endowment

Virginia Enviornmental Endowment Exhibit - Virginia Waterway Image

Content: 4 fabric display towers (8' x 3' x 3') 

Size: Recommended 500 square feet

Rental period: up to 1 month

Availablity and Rental Fee: Contact us

On February 1, 1977, Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE) became the first-ever grant-making foundation in the nation solely dedicated to the environment. VEE was started with $8 million dollars from a court settlement with Allied Chemical Corporation for polluting the James River with the insecticide Kepone. By leveraging its dollars, VEE has achieved more than $80 million in environmental improvements throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.

In commemoration of its 40th anniversary, the VEE’s history and achievements are highlighted in a display that showcases its efforts to shape Virginia’s water, land, environmental education and other issues through supporting partnerships with hundreds of organizations. The VEE display discusses the past, present, and future of our relationship with the environment.

For more information, please contact:

Dale Kostelny
Manager of Exhibitions Production
Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator

phone: 804.342.9669
e-mail: dkostelny@VirginiaHistory.org

This exhibit is sponsored by the Virginia Environmental Endowment and organized by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

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Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit Enter Fullscreen More information
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit Enter Fullscreen More information
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit Enter Fullscreen More information
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit
Photograph of the VEE exhibit

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