Church Hill SpeaksBeard Wars2015 Community ConversationsThe Valentine First Freedom CenterMADE in CHURCH HILL

Church Hill Speaks

In conjunction with the MADE in CHURCH HILL exhibition, students from the Church Hill Activities and Training program (CHAT) will perform spoken word pieces at the Valentine on Saturday, April 18. 3-5 pm.

FREE and open to the public


Beard Wars

March 26 - November 30, 2015

On view during the final year of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial commemoration, Beard Wars features local photographer Terry Brown’s portraits of members of the RVA Beard League, inspired by images of Civil War generals in the Valentine’s collection.

2015 Community Conversations

The Valentine collaborates with Richmond Magazine, TMI Consulting Inc. and HOME 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 2015 series of discussions and tours!

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The Valentine First Freedom Center

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.


January 22 - June 28, 2015

A collaborative exhibition involving a variety of local cultural and educational institutions brings to light the history and current challenges facing Church Hill from the perspective of its residents.



The largest and finest collection of primary source material for researching and interpreting the history of Richmond.

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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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Check out our blog for updates and a behind the scenes look into our collection and what's happening at the museum.  Don't forget to interact with us via social media as well!

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Walking Tours

Richmond History Tours offer more than 340 opportunities to tour Richmond on foot, by bus or with your dog. Led by master guides, these tours are the best way to experience the city’s past, present and future.

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