"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
Next event
Featured Promotion

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


The Story of Virginia

Greatest History Teacher Salute

Do you remember your favorite history teacher?
We've all had one: the teacher who made history in our own lives. In addition to acknowledging and celebrating your favorite teacher, this tribute program will help support educational initiatives such as our teachers institutes and other VHS programs.

Salute your favorite teacher today.

Please join us, along with the individuals who paid tribute to the educators listed below, in thanking them for their dedication and service to educating children across the state and nation:

Wayne E. Boese
John R. Brinser
Woody Cherry
Clarence Cowles
Agnes Dunn
Sara Geddy
Dorothy Hood
Sybil Hottle
Myra Claiborne Irby
Ludwell H. Johnson
Leontine Turpeau Current Kelly
Ronald W. Kruse
James Jason Lemmond

Robert D. Meade
Jean M. Mihalyka
James Osuna
Evan Peay
Mattie S. Richardson
Ethel Rowell
Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.
Hendrika Schuster
L. Mack Swift
Louise Wetzel
James P. Whittenburg
David H. Wollman
Nancy Zimmerman

With your gift of $175 to the Greatest History Teacher Salute:

  • You and your favorite teacher will receive special recognition in VHS publications, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography and VHS Members Newsletter.
  • Your favorite teacher also will be recognized on the VHS website
  • Your favorite teacher will receive a one-year membership to the VHS, along with a note crediting your gift and your submission of that teacher's name

Join the Greatest History Teacher Salute today.

Learn more about educator resources at the VHS.

Cathy Boe

Cathy Boe, Senior Gifts Officer and Senior Officer for Member Travel

Do you have questions about membership or making a charitable contribution to the Virginia Historical Society? We offer a number of ways you can support our educational mission. For more information, please contact me at 804.342.9657 or cathy@VirginiaHistory.org.