Annual Report for 2010
Governance of the VHS consists of its officers, board of trustees, president’s council, and administration. The leadership directs the VHS's mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the commonwealth's past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The VHS added 171 library, manuscript, and museum items to the collection in 2010. These materials will help visitors of all ages and backgrounds better understand Virginia's past.
Exhibitions at the VHS offer a chance for visitors to learn more about the history of Virginia through its artifacts. In 2010, the society displayed seven temporary, two traveling, and nine long-term exhibitions.
The society continued its popular noontime Banner Lecture series in 2010, offering seventeen lectures. The VHS also held its annual Stuart G. Christian, Jr., J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr., and Alexander W. Weddell Trustees lectures.
The VHS annually recognizes achievement by scholars, teachers, students, and society staff. In 2010, the society presented ten awards to those who helped the VHS fulfill its educational mission.
To promote the interpretation of Virginia history and access to its collections, the VHS, funded by a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, offers annual research fellowships. In 2010, twenty-two fellows conducted research at the society.
Through educational tours and outreach programs, the Virginia Historical Society served 132 schools in 2010.
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