Mathletes Leading the Way

Like her colleagues at NASA Langley, Christine Darden never thought of herself as a pioneer. She was just doing her job. But now, after...

Journey of the Christopher Newport Cross

On May 24, 1607, Christopher Newport and John Smith, along with the members of their expedition party, reached the fall line of the James...

“Controversy/History” Series at The Valentine Launches

The Valentine has launched its new Controversy/History series which will explore contentious, present-day issues by comparing historic debates to modern data. With Controversy/History, the Valentine has re-envisioned...

The Holocaust: Lessons in Humanity

  Inside the Virginia Holocaust Museum – a converted Shockoe Bottom warehouse just east of downtown Richmond – there’s a sign: First they came for the...

Richmond’s Education History

Before the city appropriated funds for the secondary education of African American children, that instruction was given at the Colored Normal School. Historically, “normal...

Richmond’s History Maker

In 1899, the Independent Order of St. Luke was teetering toward bankruptcy. A benevolent society that provided burial insurance for members of Richmond’s African American...

Making History on the Rocks

From shipping and hydropower to fishing, boating, and bathing (yes, the traditional kind!), early life in Richmond revolved around the James River. Although the river...

Living History in Church Hill!

The reoccurring thought – Get it right! – floods through actor Charles Wissinger’s mind every time he steps into the sanctuary of historic St....

History of Healthcare in Richmond

In 1865, a Richmond society teenager named Mary Tinsley Greenhow fell off her horse. As a result, she was paralyzed and required constant care....

4th of July at VHS Includes Naturalization Ceremony, Music, Food, and More

In celebration of the anniversary of American independence on July 4, 2017, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) will host a full day of patriotic...

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