The Story Behind Hidden Figures
VFH grant helps tell the story of NASA’s human computers.
In 2014, VFH awarded a grant to support the documentation and make accessible the stories of the women—black and white—who served as “human computers” at NASA. That story has since been turned into a major motion picture, Hidden Figures.
Zenen Zeferino and Julia del Palacio - photo by Gustavo Rodriguez
Son Jarocho Workshops and Performance
Luminaria Cville is hosting a public event on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA celebrating the music and culture from Veracruz Mexico.
Festival of the Written Word
Festival of the Written Word has something for the reader and writer in you! Embrace your creativity and immerse yourself in literature, ideas and imagination. The 2016 Festival of the Written Word will include live readings, workshops, panel discussions with local authors and food. It’s an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Funded in […]
We Are All Arlington
For the past 40 years, Arlington County has been a gateway community for thousands of immigrants—not only to the Commonwealth of Virginia, but to the United States in general and all the opportunity it represents. Immigrants from nearly 120 countries have settled in Arlington, creating a multicultural legacy that has changed what it means to […]
Polynesian Voyagers Expert Panel Discussion
A panel discussion examining climate change, the traditional ways indigenous groups, including Polynesian and Virginian natives, have interacted with their environments, and how the world’s citizens can build a better future together.
Polynesian Voyagers: An exhibit and symposium on Polynesian navigation techniques at the Mariners' Museum.
VFH Announces Twenty-Three Grants to Humanities Organizations
VFH announces $92,400 in grants to twenty-three nonprofit organizations in support of public humanities programs for audiences throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
The VFH Grant Program responds directly to the interests and concerns of local communities in Virginia, as well as to the needs of the educational organizations that serve them. Since 1974, VFH has awarded more than 3,500 grants, bringing scholars and citizens together to promote a greater understanding of the humanities.