"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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The Story of Virginia

EXPERIENCE 16,000 years of history in 2 hours     FREE to visit     OPEN Mon-Sun 10-5

This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and diaries ranging from the earliest stone tools shaped by humans to a satellite built by high school students in 2013. Objects in the exhibition are supplemented by images from the VHS collection, soundscapes, video, and digital and hands-on interactives.

Please note:  The online version of The Story of Virginia reflects the previous version of the exhibition. An updated version will be available soon.



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The Story of Virginia is a powerful historical chronicle of the state. Learn more about Virginia in this 136 page hardcover book published by VHS.
The Story of Virginia