Let Your Story Begin With Us!A Chicken in Every PlotCommunity ConversationsEdith Shelton's Richmond

Let Your Story Begin With Us!

Choose between indoor and outdoor areas, start and end times, a range of pricing, and caterers from our preferred list. We offer spaces appropriate for both ceremony and reception. We also are a wonderful location for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and engagement parties.

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A Chicken in Every Plot

January 28-September 5, 2016

Featuring the work of nationally-known Richmond photographer Alyssa C. Salomon, this exhibition examines the resurging practice of keeping backyard chickens and how our relationship with food sources continues to evolve. A Chicken in Every Plot includes portraits of Richmond-area urban and suburban chickens and the yards in which they thrive, an homage to the quintessential deviled egg, plus household objects and historic photographs from the Valentine's collection.

Henrico County, April 2014
Alyssa C. Salomon

Community Conversations

The Valentine has collaborated with Richmond Magazine, TMI Consulting Inc. and Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority 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 2015-2016 series of discussions and tours!

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Edith Shelton's Richmond

December 4, 2015-May 8,2016

Explore Richmond’s neighborhoods through amateur photographer Edith Shelton’s mid-20th century imagery.

533 Brook Road, Jackson Ward
August 1955 
Edith K. Shelton, photographer



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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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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