About Us

The former Dan River Fabrics building in Danville.  Photo courtesy of Mark Aron and the Danville Regional Foundation.
The former Dan River Fabrics building in Danville. Photo courtesy of Mark Aron and the Danville Regional Foundation.

Virginia Humanities is the state humanities council. We aim to tell the stories of all Virginians—or, better yet, find ways for people to tell their own stories. We want to connect Virginians with their history and culture and, in doing that, help bring us all a bit closer together.

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Apply for a grant or fellowship, attend our annual book festival, listen to one of our radio programs or podcasts, or join us at an event near you.

Here’s a complete list of all the things we do.

Virginia Humanities is headquartered in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia but our work covers the Commonwealth. Founded in 1974, we are one of fifty-six organizations created with money and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities to make the humanities available to all Americans.

National Endowment for the Humanities
University of Virginia

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• Check out our programs
• Read our Strategic Plan

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• Come to an event. Here’s our calendar.
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