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Since our founding as the Virginia Historical Society in 1831, we have been dedicated to preserving, sharing, and engaging with Virginia's history to inspire current and future generations. 

As a private institution with no state funding, we rely entirely on charitable contributions from supporters like you. You know the value of our shared history. Browse our membership and giving opportunities to help us ensure others experience it, too. 


  • Innovative educational programs

  • Compelling lectures and exhibitions

  • Research and digital initiatives

  • Professional development for educators

  • Conservation and preservation of an incomparable collection of Virginia and American history


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If you are not a member or your membership has expired, please contact Elizabeth Darling, Manager of Membership & Annual Giving, at 804.342.9692 or

Join us and take advantage of all the exciting benefits that membership offers.
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