125th Anniversary

Mark your calendar! The Valentine will celebrate 125 years of telling Richmond Stories™ with new exhibitions and several exciting events. Celebrations for this momentous occasion kick off on November 21, 2023 with our very first Giving Day (see below for more information!). And in April 2024 we will have a week of commemoration with a fresh take on Richmond History Makers and an evening to celebrate with Valentine members and friends at our 125th Anniversary Gala.

Celebrate Our Quasquicentennial

November 21, 2023 is the Valentine’s official 125th birthday, or our Quasquicentennial Day! On this momentous occasion, we are especially grateful for our visitors, loyal members, donors and friends who have believed in our mission to collect, interpret, and preserve Richmond’s history over the years! This very special Quasquicentennial Day will also be our inaugural Giving Day – because who doesn’t love giving birthday gifts? Consider setting aside a little extra to contribute for our Quasquicentennial Day!

Please put “125th Birthday” in the comments section of your donation. Thanks!

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Richmond History Makers

Since 2005, the Richmond History Makers program has honored everyday individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the Greater Richmond Region at that moment in time. Our next Richmond History Makers will be part of a week of events in April 2024 that will celebrate the Valentine’s 125th Anniversary. We will honor individuals, organizations and even moments over the years that have had the greatest impact on our region. The nomination process will begin on December 1, 2023.