"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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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
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Explore Virginia history with VHS programming. Ranging from award-winning speakers at ourĀ Banner Lecture seriesĀ to ourĀ family activities, ourĀ calendar of eventsĀ includes programming for everyone.

Enjoy our wide range of programming

Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

Please arrive in time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St. Markā€™s Church onĀ Colonial Avenue, or on the street.


From lectures and classes to teacher workshops and family activities, VHS has something for everyone.
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Explore Virginia history with VHS programming. We have something for everyone!
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