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Since 1831, the VHS has been the steward of Virginia's treasures. As a private institution, not a state agency, the VHS depends on charitable contributions to fulfill its educational mission.

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The Virginia Historical Society is proud to be recognized as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. Only the most fiscally responsible organizations receive the coveted 4-star designation. Of the fourteen charitable organizations in the Richmond area to receive this honor, VHS ranks first among arts and cultural institutions, and ranks fourth overall.