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
Introducing the “Forty Years, Forty Stories” Series
In the winter and spring of 1974, Robert C. Vaughan III took the first steps toward founding the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Over the next year, we'll explore the history of the Foundation in a twice-monthly series titled “Forty Years, Forty Stories.”