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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.

 

The Story of Virginia

Exhibitions

Start your journey today through the Virginia Historical Society’s exciting and award-winning exhibitions!

Our signature exhibition, The Story of Virginia, features over 500 artifacts and covers more than 16,000 years of Virginia history from prehistoric times to the present. Along with rotating temporary exhibitions, you will be able to see our other long-term exhibitions, including Landscapes of Virginia, The Memorial Military Murals by Charles Hoffbauer, and Silver in Virginia on your visit.

A Material World

November 18March 4
Shoulder pads. Cabbage Patch dolls. This rad exhibit will take you back to the 1980s!
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Photograph of Stephanie Lane wearing seven Swatch watches. Image courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Discover 16,000 years of history in The Story of Virginia exhibition.
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Features twenty-one landscape paintings that reveal the variety of terrain and climate that charecterizes Virginia's five distinct physical regions
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Passing Storm (1996.172.2)
Learn about various weapons and accoutrements from the Virginia Historical Society’s collection.
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Woodson Musket – Close up
Painted between 1913 and 1920, the murals represent one of the few large-scale pieces of Civil War artwork on public view in the country.
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J. E. B. Stuary in the Cavalry (Autumn) Mural
This exhibition features silver produced throughout Virginia.
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Silver in Virginia - Silver Hunting Cup (Gift of Frances Roberdeau Wolfe, 1963.25)
Learn more about smaller exhibitions and the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Learning Center Displays.
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The War Horse
Learn about our upcoming exhibitions, including "WW1 America."
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Victory Edition 1919 War Gardening and Home Storage of Vegetables (VHS call number: SB321 N 3 1919)
Explore the Virginia Historical Society's collections on the road by visiting one of our traveling exhibitions today.
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Robert Knox Sneden