Learn about upcoming exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.
Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women’s Suffrage to Today March 7, 2020 – September 27, 2020
Organized in conjunction with the statewide Women’s Suffrage Centennial, this exhibition featuring artifacts from the museum’s vast collections and new acquisitions made through a major collecting initiative, celebrates a century of women’s social and political activism in the Commonwealth. Highlighting the efforts and impact of a selection of female change-makers these women brought about positive change in their communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation. Learn more.
Is there a woman whose activism has inspired you? The VMHC is collecting stories and items that celebrate Virginia women as drivers of change. Share your stories and items here.
A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100 May 14, 2020 – September 6, 2020
Throughout its 100 year-history, the Garden Club of Virginia has held fast to its core goals: to celebrate the beauty of the land, preserve Virginia’s natural resources and historic landscapes, and inform, educate, and challenge others to become engaged in those issues. To commemorate GCV’s centenary, this exhibit tells the colorful, courageous, and impressive history of three generations of activists who have produced a strong statewide voice for conservation, gardening, and education.
Stay Tuned: Rock on TV May 23, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Rock & roll and television exploded on the scene at almost the same time in the late 1940s. At first, they sat at opposite ends of American culture. TV networks aimed to satisfy the most viewers; while rock & roll was loud, anti-establishment, brash and some would say, dangerous. In its early years, it was easy for TV to ignore rock’s rise, but that would change. Stay Tuned: Rock on TV explores the relationship between rock and TV, how video technology carried rock to new heights and amplified artists’ self-expression, and how together they made the medium more exciting than anyone could ever have imagined.
This exhibit is curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio.
In conjunction with the Determined exhibition and with our ongoing commitment to tell the stories of all Virginians, we are asking for the public’s help to build the museum’s collections to better preserve the complex experience of African Americans in Virginia.
We are particularly interested in items that represent:
African American achievements in Virginia politics, business, culture, and other arenas in the 20th and 21st centuries
life under Jim Crow segregation
the Civil Rights Movement
expressions of black pride
the recent fight against persistent racism and injustice as seen in the Black Lives Matter movement and Charlottesville protests
If you have objects (such as documents, letters, family mementos, personal effects, and images) that you would like to share with the museum, please contact Dr. Karen Sherry, Curator of Exhibitions, at (804) 342-9683 or ksherry@VirginiaHistory.org.