30th Annual Court End ChristmasThe Virginia Man: Respect, Responsibility, RebellionIt's All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)One Love: LGBT FamiliesCommunity Conversations

30th Annual Court End Christmas

Join us on Sunday, December 11 from 12-5 p.m. for a free holiday open house, featuring guided tours, children’s crafts, carriage rides, musical performances and more!

Free admission to the following sites:

  • The Valentine and the 1812 Wickham House
  • The Valentine First Freedom Center
  • The John Marshall House
  • The Virginia State Capitol
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • The Museum and White House of the Confederacy
  • Monumental Church
  • The Egyptian Building
  • St. John’s Church

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The Virginia Man: Respect, Responsibility, Rebellion

May 6, 2016-January 27, 2017

Do clothes really make the man? The history of Virginia is a complex one. So , too, is the character of the Virginia man. Stories of respect, responsibility and rebellion, preserved in the wardrobes and accessories of prominent and little-known Virginians, will be on display in galleries dedicated to an exploration of public and private character of the Virginia man.

Presented by Peter Blair

It's All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

October 13, 2016 - June 18, 2017

What defines a Richmond family in 2016? The classic nuclear family has been left behind along with our black and white television sets and tuna noodle casseroles. This exhibition explores the changing definition and composition of what makes a family in our Richmond community over the past five centuries.

Sponsored by Julia and Tunnicliff Fox Charitable Trust, Altria Group and Richmond Family Magazine

One Love: LGBT Families

December 1, 2016 – September 4, 2017

This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Presented in collaboration with Richmond Region Tourism’s outRVA campaign and photographer Michael Simon.

Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Diversity Richmond, OutRVA and Michael Simon Photography

Photo: Michael Simon

Community Conversations

The Valentine has collaborated with Richmond Magazine, TMI Consulting Inc. and the Capital Region Collaborative to present this year's Community Conversations series, conceived to engage the community in a dialogue about the region’s past and how that past can positively shape our collective future. Join us for the 2016-2017 series of discussions!

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The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond, Virginia's stories for more than a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the history of this important region.

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Visit the First Freedom Center

FFC Jefferson Rabbi

The exhibition and monument are now open at 14 S. 14th Street Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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