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Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.

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Imperfect Past book cover
1/25 12pm

The late southern writer John Egerton observed that there are three kinds of history: what actually happened, what we are told happened, and what we finally...

Cold Mountain book cover
1/25 7pm

Join VMHC Education in an evening book club conversation about Cold Mountain. About the Book: Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at...

Book Cover for Emily Winfree
2/3 6pm

Join authors Jan Meck and Virginia Refo for a thoughtful talk and discussion of their new book, The Life and Legacy of Enslaved Virginian Emily Winfree. The...

Conestoga Wagon
2/8 10am

Join the VMHC Education team for our upcoming webinar “Letters from a '49er: Maben & the Search for California Gold.” (Recommended for Upper Elementary...

Book Cover for Murders and Outrages
2/10 12pm

We tend to think our current situation unique in featuring partisan bubbles in which people mistrust information from the other side. But immediately after...

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