Dyvonne King (left) and Jahonna Scott (right) recording an original song about the Unsung Heroes of Historic Brookland Park.
Using a process known as “Transformative Language Arts” local youth gather oral histories and bring them to life using creative writing, storytelling, songwriting, and dramatic performance.
Frances Latimer in the archives at the Northampton County Courthouse, where she did much of her research.
Announcing Latimer Fund for Grants Exploring African American Life in Virginia
George A. and Frances Bibbins Latimer Fund will support grants exploring African American life and achievement in Virginia
Floyd County WWII Era Film Premiere
All-day film premiere of student films from the Floyd County High School oral history project, Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “From the Front Porch to the Front Lines,” a DVD set produced by the Floyd Story Center at the Old Church Gallery, Ltd., features stories of Floyd County residents who came of […]
"The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia"
The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia
Join us on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00 – 8:00pm for a special screening of a new documentary on a Richmond culinary legend: “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia.” A capstone to Black History Month, this event will celebrate the long tradition of African American culinary excellence and entrepreneurship in Richmond and beyond. In addition […]
Branded Head by Hank Willis Thomas. © Hank Willis Thomas
Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection
The Taubman Museum of Art will present “Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection”, featuring more than one hundred works from various media highlighting the global migration of peoples across the world. The exhibiting artists create work that investigates the universal conversation of migration, history, race, and representation in art being made today. […]
The story of Dorothy Logan and other Virginia members of The United Order of the Tents, the oldest black women’s organization in the U.S., will be shared in an upcoming documentary film project by Ocean Ana Rising, Inc. Photo by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich.
Virginia Humanities Announces Eleven New Grants
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces $55,500 in recent grants to eleven nonprofit organizations in support of public humanities programs for audiences throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
Film screening: “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia”
John Dabney was a giant of 19th-century Richmond. Born enslaved, Dabney was hired-out to bars and restaurants — and managed to save enough from tips to purchase the freedom of his wife and child when they were threatened to be sold away. He earned a reputation for elaborate “Hail-Storm” mint juleps and terrapin stew. Dabney […]
Women sang and danced with their comparsa during Los Picaflores carnival party in Arlington, Virginia on February 20, 2016. Photo by Carey Averbook.
Only the Bridge Matters Now
Solo el Puente Cuenta Ya
By David Bearinger Virginia is home to the largest Bolivian community in the U.S. and one of the largest Bolivian communities in the world, outside of Bolivia itself. An estimated 150,000 Bolivians live in Annandale, Springfield, Arlington, and Falls Church. Many of them are from the region known as Valle Alto (literally High Valley), a […]
World War I
From Wytheville to the White House... and Abroad - Exhibit
One hundred years ago, while Edith Bolling Wilson was serving as First Lady, the United States entered World War I. During wartime, she promoted her husband’s vision for peace, set an example for homefront conservation movements, and supported our troops. In many ways, Edith Bolling Wilson became the mother of modern First Ladies as she […]
Architecture & Change: Preserving the Eastern Shore
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society is hosting an exhibit of the photograph collection of 20th-century Onancock physician Dr. John Robertson. The collection includes over 500 pictures of Eastern Shore homes throughout a 40-year period, showing the unique detail and architecture of each one. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit […]
Cville Sabroso Latin American Music, Dance and Cultural Festival
Bring the whole family to this celebration of our Latin American communities. A whole day of colorful events from the traditional to the contemporary. Authentic food, music and dance from many different Latin American countries, kids activities and more. Free and open to the public. This event is supported in part by a grant from […]