Since 1974, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) has worked to connect people and ideas, to explore the human experience, and to inspire cultural engagement across the Commonwealth. Over the past forty years, that work has taken many shapes and reached countless people and places.
In honor of our anniversary, we’ve gathered these stories from our past and present—starting with the story of our founding, as told by VFH president Robert C. Vaughan III. We’ve also collected these stories into a beautiful print publication. You can download a PDF or contact us to request a copy.Full Screen Map
40 Years, 40 Stories
A Conversation with Laura Ortiz
A Mexican Folk Dancer connects to her daughter and heritage through the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. "When I dance with my daughter I am passing on the tradition in the most passionate and authentic way."