"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
Featured Promotion

A reassessment of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, who have come to symbolize the two nations that fought the Civil War.

Grant and Lee
The Virginia Historical Society will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. 🇺🇸 t.co/SBh9zbTyus

Accessibility

As part of our recent website redesign, the Virginia Historical Society web team is commited to making our website accessible to as many users as possible, regardless of technology or ability.

The web team is constantly working to increase the usability and accessibility of our website. We are adhering to standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Our accessibility features include:

  • Using alternative text for images and non-text elements
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Responsive design
  • The use of headers to aid legibility

We are in the process of making our audio and video files more accessible by:

  • Having separate audio files for our videos
  • Adding closed captioning on videos

If you have suggestions, comments, or encounter part of our website that is not accessible to you, please email the web team at weboffice@vahistorical.org