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...

Commission Seeks Community Input on Monument Avenue

  Read Mayor Levar Stoney’s recent statement on Monument Avenue and its statues here.   Click here for a list of commission members and city staff assigned...

Historic Swimming Hole

Back in 1931, a Richmond man named Jimmie Scott purchased four forested acres in the quiet Rothesay neighborhood. Just south of Windsor Farms, on a...

Your Bucket List for Virginia Travel

From interacting with life-size T. rex replicas and digging like archeologists at an actual excavation site, to biking on the beach or pretending to...

Film Series Continues with “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”

The Created Equal Film Series continues at the Virginia Historical Society, Thursday, April 6. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (2016, 68 minutes) explores...

Richmond’s Notorious Distinction

Only weeks after its founding in December 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was charged by Congress to establish federal air quality standards. The Clean...