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Historical Significance The African American Historical Society of Fauquier County (AAHA) was founded in 1992 by two Fauquier County citizens with deep family roots in the Piedmont. The goal of the organization is to document, preserve, and educate…

Historical Significance The Alexandria Archaeology Museum has excavated over 25 African-American sites in Alexandria and has recovered thousands of artifacts relating to black history and culture. The Museum's collection includes historic maps, oral…

Historical Significance The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington is dedicated to the exposition of the African American experience leading to and proceeding from the abolition of slavery, and to celebrating the African American journey to freedom. The…

Historical Significance The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is a permanent repository for visual, oral, and written records and artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of Blacks in Virginia. Founded in 1981 by Mr.…

Historical Significance The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History presents permanent and rotating exhibits which portray the history of African Americans during the Civil War. Physical Description No Physical Description Available Geographical…

Historical Significance Elegba Folklore Society provides educational opportunities through the arts. Its purpose is to present the Richmond community with a deeper understanding of the rich diversity of its own cultural traditions and to encourage…

Historical Significance FAHI is a local grassroots organization formed for the purpose of creating a living institution that celebrates the history of the Fayette Street corridor of Martinsville, Virginia, a thriving late-19th and 20th century…

Historical Significance The Hampton History Museum showcases Hampton's unique history from its early habitation by the Kecoughtan Indians through the 20th century. Artifacts, images, video, and recorded voices of the past tell the Hampton…

Historical Significance The Hampton University Museum is a unique institution with a history rich in "firsts". Established in 1868, it represents a vision of the University's founder and first president, General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, who…

Historical Significance The site of the Hanover County Black Heritage Society was once the St. George Tucker Male Academy at Ashland (circa 1858). Tucker organized the Ashland Grays during the Civil War and fought in the Battle of Malvern Hill in…

Historical Significance The mission of the Harrison Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is "to research, preserve and interpret the achievements of African Americans, specifically in Southwestern Virginia, and to provide an opportunity for…

Historical Significance Jamestown Settlement chronicles the founding of America's first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607 and its first century. The experience of African Americans in 17th century Virginia is described in the Jamestown…

Historical Significance The L.E. Coleman African American Museum celebrates the art, history, and culture of the people of the African Diaspora. The Museum’s exhibits interprets art, history, and culture in three areas in order to create a…

Historical Significance The Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum is the first in Loudoun County to display the history of farming from 1720 to the present. The museum opened in 2000 to present the 250 year history of rural life and farming in Loudoun…

Historical Significance The Loudoun Museum is a private, non-profit institution in Loundon County, the third fastest- growing county in the United States. Ongoing research projects and exhibits examine slavery in Loudoun County and the quality of…

Historical Significance The collections of the Lynchburg Museum explore the history of Lynchburg and the Virginia Piedmont, including the social and commercial history of Afrrican Americans in the region. Physical Description The museum is housed…

Historical Significance The collections of the Mariner's Museum include an archive of paintings, books, and artifacts which describe African-American life in the United States. Physical Description No Physical Description Available Geographical…

Historical Significance The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library is a regional history center named in honor of George Washington's mother, who was born in Lancaster County. The center is located on a five-acre complex that encompasses the…

Historical Significance Founded in 1890 and opened in 1898, the Museum holds and displays one of the world's premier collections relating to the origins, life, and legacies of the Confederate States of America. It offers exhibits and programs that…

Historical Significance The National Museum is the centerpiece of Pamplin Historical Park. The 25,000 square foot, $13 million facility houses audio/video presentations conveying the story of the 3,000,000 rank-in-file soldiers who served in…

Historical Significance Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, is a 120,000 square foot multi-level science center that opened in 1994 on the downtown waterfront on Norfolk, Virginia. As a state-of-the-art educational science center, Nauticus…

Historical Significance The Newsome House Museum is the restored home of the Joseph Thomas Newsome family. Newsome (1869-1942), an attorney, established a law practice in Newport News and prospered as a member of the postbellum south's new, urban…

Historical Significance The Reedville Fisherman's Museum is dedicated to preserving the maritime history and heritage of the lower Chesapeake Bay area and of the watermen who have labored there for hundreds of year. The museum's collection includes…

Historical Significance Richmond's Canal Walk chronicles nearly 400 years of Richmond's history. Exhibits and signage mark this 1.25 mile trail through history. The Canal itself has been restored and features charter cruises. Several of the exhibits…

Historical Significance The Rockbridge Historical Society has served as the main repository for the history of Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County for six decades, and in recent years, has undertaken a number of initiatives in the field of…

Historical Significance The Salem Museum and Historical Society houses a small archive of African-American documents, photographs, and objects related to Salem history. These historical artifacts are highlighted in the long term exhibition,…

The programs of the Southwest Virginia Museum include the on-line exhibit, "Early African-American Schools in Southwest Virginia." Historical SignificancePhysical Description No Physical Description Available Geographical and Contact…

Historical Significance As the community history museum, The Lyceum preserves and interprets all facets of local history, including the experiences of African-Americans. The permanent exhibit, Building a Community: Alexandria Past to Present, is…

Historical Significance The Stonewall Jackson House is dedicated to maintaining the home of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson for the public. Its goals include fostering research, study, publications and educational programs that enhance the…

Historical Significance The Virginia Air & Space Center maintains the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit, honoring the nation's first African American aviators in the Army Air Corps and tracing the history of African Americans in military aviation. The…

Historical Significance The Virginia Black History Archive was begun at the Special Collections & Archives Department of the Cabell Library at VCU in 1990, and has solicited and archived materials of all types from central Virginia's African…

Historical Significance The Virginia Historical Society Archives maintains records relevant to African-American history. Physical Description No Physical Description Available Geographical and Contact Information 428 N Boulevard Richmond,…

Historical Significance In January 1997, the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc., the official transportation museum for the Commonwealth of Virginia, invited retired and former African American employees of the Norfolk & Western Railroad to…

Historical Significance Contains African art collections including masks, clothing, jewelry, and ivory. Physical Description No Physical Description Available Geographical and Contact Information 200 N. BoulevardRichmond, Virginia…

Historical Significance The Warren Street Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Warren Street in Rocky Mount. The Society began with the vision of the late Eleanor G. Woods and continues…

Historical Significance The museum documents the history of watermen in the Chesapeake Bay region, including the experience of African American watermen. Physical Description No Physical Description Available. Geographical and Contact…

Historical Significance Known as an architectural gem, Wilton House was the home of a wealthy tobacco planter in the colonial period who one of the largest slave owners in 1760. The museum houses an outstanding collection of period furnishings,…