Three generations of peanut farmers, Wooten farm in Surry County. Photo courtesy of Amy Drewry and Felice Hancock.
Invisible Thread: The Story of Peanuts in Western Tidewater
VFH has awarded a series of grants to support the development of a documentary film exploring the history of peanuts.
Scientists Need to be Humanists Too
One might say that the humanities and Oliver Hill Jr. go hand-in-hand. A lifelong student of history, Hill made history himself as one of the first African American students at his Richmond high school in the early 1960s. The son of one of the leading attorneys defending Virginia’s school integration during Massive Resistance, he understood […]
Just inside the main lobby, a Living History Wall reminds visitors to the new building that Baldwin Block used to function as the social and commercial center of the African American community in Martinsville.
Early Partnership with FAHI Still Making History
Communities that know and can tell their stories retain a sense of identity that allows investment and reinvestment to occur.
Encyclopedia Virginia showed off some virtual reality tours they've produced of VA historic sites. Photo by Peter Hedlund (VFH staff)
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Many thanks to everyone who came out to our 40th anniversary celebration on Oct. 2 in Charlottesville. We’ve got a lot more in store as we celebrate our 40th year!