Virginia Historical Society
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Housing one of the most extensive collections of LGBT documents in the state, the Virginia Historical Society is committed to telling the story of all Virginians through its permenant and rotating exhibits. With the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, don’t miss “An American Turning Point” – an exhibition telling the war’s history through the people that lived it.
Learn more about what’s inside this top destination.
Why is the Virginia Historical Society a “must-see” while in Richmond?
The VHS features award-winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages and is the only museum with all ofVirginia’s history under one roof—all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. And, admission to the VHS museum and library is completely free!
At the Virginia Historical Society, visitors can see items like Patrick Henry’s eye glasses, gold buttons worn by Pocahontas, love letters written by Robert E. Lee, a late 19th century horse-drawn hearse, a 7.5-foot-long musket used to protect a family in an 1644 Indian attack, a 17th-century dugout canoe, a 1946 Wurlitzer Jukebox, George Washington’s diary, and so much more!
How is the Virginia Historical Society welcoming to the LGBT traveler?
The Virginia Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets all of the commonwealth’s past. Materials in the VHS collection, including hundreds of LGBT-related items, are available for anyone to explore through the research library. The VHS is also actively seeking records that tell the story of the LGBT community.
Speaking from behind-the-scenes, what is a little-known fact that might be interesting to a visitor?
The VHS collections document some of the earliest public LGBT advocacy activities in the state—many of which were associated with local educational institutions—dating to the early 1970s. Records from various LGBT organizations in the VHS collection include the Richmond,Virginia, Gay Alliance; the Virginia Gay Alliance; the Virginia Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights; the Gay Alliance of Students; the Gay Rights Association; and the Dignity Integrity group.
What makes this attraction a great spot to visit this fall?
This fall, the VHS will have a powerful and comprehensive Civil War exhibition on display. “An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia” tells real stories about real people. Unlike Civil War exhibits before it, “An American Turning Point” explores the American Civil War through all people who lived and fought in Virginia from 1861 to 1865—white, black, male, female, young, old, free, enslaved, North, South, supporters, dissenters, rich, poor, and immigrants. The more than 200 objects and 17 interactive audio visual programs engage visitors and tell of the men, women, and children who struggled to survive.
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