An American Hero’s Story

On the day after Christmas in 1811, an enslaved African American blacksmith named Gilbert Hunt was visiting his wife downtown at a home where...

Merry & Bright Alright! Tacky Season’s Greetings

This holiday season, as you drive around town experiencing the magnificent light displays throughout our fair city, you may take a moment to wonder:...

Over the Hills We Go!

In August 1908, 387 stock-holding members organized a private club called the Old Dominion Country Club before realizing that the name was already taken.Under...

“Air Force One Experience” is Another Great Reason to Visit National Harbor

National Harbor, home of Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, MGM Hotel and Casino, and a whole lot more, got a special delivery in...

Our First Families! The Story of Virginia Indians

If there’s one takeaway Virginia Indians want you to glean from this article, it is this: We are here.To this day, I have people...

Why “Fresh Paint” at the VMHC is a Must-See for RVA Families

After much deliberation, it’s impossible for me to say which of the indoor wall-sized murals on display at the Virginia Museum of History &...

The Valentine’s “Controversy/History” Series Returns November 6

Controversy/History, a free community conversations series that debuted at the Valentines last year, returns on November 6. The series will be co-hosted by Valentine Director Bill...

VMHC’s Collectible Holiday Ornament Commemorates New Name

Just in time for the holidays, and to commemorate their first year with a new institutional name, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture...

The SCOTUS Case that Never Was

It was September 1965. Three male college students went to register for classes in Richmond, only to be denied. The administration informed them that...

Free Weekend of RVA History Includes 20 Sites for Families

Download your Time Time Travelers Passport today and enjoy fourteen historic sites throughout Richmond, September 22 and 23. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the area’s...