The Richmond Sessions
By Legendary Artist Sherman Holmes
VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program produces The Richmond Sessions, by legendary artist Sherman Holmes – Special guests include Sammy Shelor, Rob Ickes, and Joan Osborne On July 21, musician Sherman Holmes will release his first solo recording in his more than fifty-year career. The Richmond Sessions by the Sherman Holmes Project carries on the spirit of the revered […]
Meet VFH Board Member Mark Habeeb
Mark Habeeb lives in Arlington, VA and teaches at Georgetown University in the graduate school of foreign service where he specializes in international negation and conflict management and mediation.
Recently, Mark sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about the connections between the humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences.
Route One Reads Selects Sing for Your Life
Summer reading program
For the third consecutive year, VFH’s Virginia Center for the Book is participating in the Route One Reads initiative. Route One Reads is a multi-state summer reading program for adults that’s part of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Route One Reads invites readers to pack a tote bag of […]
What do the humanities mean to you?
Here at VFH, we see the humanities as a force for good in the world. The humanities help people share their stories and learn about the experiences of others. They foster understanding and dialogue. They engage us in diverse cultures and connect us with one another, despite (and sometimes because of) our differences. The humanities […]
Susan R. Colpitts
Meet VFH Board Member Susan Colpitts
Susan R. Colpitts is a Founder of Signature Family Wealth Advisors with a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in accounting.
Recently, Susan sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about her love for liberal arts and the importance of the humanities in establishing a sense of place.
At edUi in 2013, Jennifer Nesossis went behind the scenes of the Virginia Historical Society's website redesign.
edUi Conference 2017
This year’s edUi conference offers professional development in the areas of user interface and experience design for nonprofit and educational organizations with a lineup of world-class speakers.
Ingredients for making hot water cornbread.
At the Common Table
VFH Fellow Jamie S. Ross explores the history of southern foodways
Jamie S. Ross is the director of Red Dirt Productions and a non-residential Fellow at VFH. She’s working on a film, At the Common Table, that traces the history of southern food. By delving deeply into the core cuisine of the South, At the Common Table explores the creativity and ingenuity of those responsible for […]
Dudley Biddlecomb and Peter Hedlund, participants in VFH’s Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program passing on the traditions of oyster aquaculture - Photo by Pat Jarrett.
VFH Brings Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition to Virginia
VFH, in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums and six organizations across the state, will help Virginians examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element through “Water/Ways,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program.
Sushmita Mazumdar (left) and Sughra Hussainy. Photo by Susan Sterner.
The Road from Afghanistan
Thou Art: The Beauty of Identity
By David Bearinger Sughra Hussainy’s dark eyes sharpen when she says, “the body needs food to sustain itself, but the soul needs art to survive.” Sughra knows about survival, and she knows about the power of art to connect people across time and space, especially when a work of art reflects and carries within itself […]