New Name for Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society was established in 1831, and has hosted countless history lovers over the years from around the world. This year marks...

Hands-on with the Good Book

There’s a new reason to visit Washington, D.C. – one of biblical proportions. In November 2017, the Museum of the Bible opened its towering...

Robert E. Lee’s Place in Richmond

As long as Richmonders have commemorated their past, disagreement has shaped how that past should be memorialized – if at all. The effort to...

Center of Retail Attention

For much of Richmond’s history, all travel between Williamsburg and Charlottesville was dependent on one downtown street. Broad Street, named H Street until 1844, was...

Where the Past Comes Alive!

With pass-holder access to Historic Colonial Williamsburg, my family and I make frequent trips to one of the largest living history museums in Virginia,...

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...