Discover Charles Peale Polk's painting of George Washington.
Discover Virginia’s rich and unique history by visiting our research library, attending an event, or exploring one of our exhibition galleries.
Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s is now on display. Purchase your tickets for this special exhibition today.
“A Must See For Virginia and American History”
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Start your journey through the Virginia Historical Society's exhibitions. Current long-term exhibitions include the Story of Virginia, Memorial Military Murals by Charles Hoffbauer and Landscapes of Virginia.
“Great visit for the entire family”
The collections are available online and in our reading room for researchers, genealogists, educators, and students to use. From fossils to 21st century documents and artifacts, explore your history today.
“Great Library and Exhibits”
With an active calendar of events with something for all ages and a wealth of online features, especially our Virginia History Explorer, there are plenty of ways to connect with your history.
Connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia