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Founded in 1831, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is located in Richmond, capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are a non-profit organization and serve as a major research and educational center. A repository for all things related to Virginia history, we aim to collect, preserve, and interpret the commonwealth’s past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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  1. 05/10/2010 9:45 pm

    Great site! I am a big fan of Richmond history, so much so that I wrote about it in my children’s book Richmond Rocks! for kids to get them excited about it, too. Keep up the great work!


  2. 05/11/2010 10:25 am

    Thanks for visiting our blog! We’ll definitely check out your Richmond children’s book!


  3. sheliab permalink
    04/20/2012 11:16 am

    Hi, I am an archivist at the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room. Currently, one of my projects is transcribing the Wilkes-Smedberg Letters. I just completed transcribing a letter written by the son of Admiral Charles Wilkes, John “Jack” Wilkes to his fiancee Jane Renwick Smedberg. In the letter, Jack Wilkes describes a visit to the gold mines near Fredericksburg, Virginia as his father was considering investing in the machinery used at the Vauclause Mine. If there is anyone who is doing research in this area, I would be glad to send a copy of the letter to him or her.


  4. 07/10/2015 3:12 pm

    Hope you have something in your new exhibit about the batteau and canal eras! We’d be glad to help. Our new Virginia Canals & Navigations Society library, archives and museum at 3806 S. Amherst Hwy in Madison Heights near Lynchburg is progressing. Drop in sometime.


  5. Brenda Reeder permalink
    02/19/2017 3:43 pm

    Can anyone tell me if John Woodson’s gun is on display at the VA Hist. Soc. Making a trip to VA in late March and early April and would like to see my ancestor’s gun.


    • 03/13/2017 9:58 am

      Hello, Brenda. Sorry for the late response. Yes, the Woodson musket should be on display during your visit, but you may want to reach out to our Collections Manager before your visit to confirm that it will still be on display. You may contact our Collections Manager, Heather Beattie, at 804.342.9693 or by email at


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