African-American History Month – Maggie L. Walker


Maggie L. Walker – a mother, a leader, a civil rights activist, an entrepreneur, a Richmonder. Read more

Local Collaboration Announces Completion of Fulton Oral History Project

The Valentine Richmond History Center, the Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC), Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Greater Fulton’s Future Legacy Committee (GFF) are pleased to announce the completion of the Fulton Oral History Project. The project was made possible through a grant from Virginia LISC and is part of the Greater Fulton’s Future Plan. Read more

African-American History Month – Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – a dancer, an entertainer, a star, a Richmonder. Read more

Time-Travel through Virginia History

Seven Richmond Sites Partner for Free Weekend to Support “Year of the Historic Home”

Richmond, VA—To celebrate the Executive Mansion’s 200th anniversary, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell declared 2013 the commonwealth’s “Year of the Historic Home.” Read more

Downton Abbey, Anyone?

Weekend before last, Downton Abbey concluded its third season. The PBS Masterpiece Classic has become widely popular since it first aired in the US in 2011. The show is set in England and follows the fictional Crawley family and its house staff through many happy moments and tribulations from 1912 to 1921. The costume design that features late Edwardian fashion has been highly touted. Read more

African-American History Month – Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe – a professional tennis player, an activist, a Richmonder. Read more

Small Photos, Big Personalities!

Don’t let their size fool you! These little treasures that make up our “small photo collection” are full of surprises.  We have hundreds of pocket-sized images of all kinds of Richmonders, from actors to assassins.  If you’d like to come take a look, the archives are open to researchers. Please email to schedule an appointment. Read more

President’s Day

Washington’s Birthday, known today as Presidents Day, begin as a federal holiday to honor George Washington’s birthday, the first president of the United States of America. The federal holiday was implemented by an Act of Congress in 1879 for government offices in Washington, DC and then expanded to all federal offices in 1885. The federal holiday was celebrated on February 22, the actual birthday of Washington but was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act on January 1, 1971. Presidents Day was started by President Richard Nixon to honor past presidents of the United States. Both Washington and Abraham Lincoln celebrated birthdays in February. Read more

Taste of Fashion Week

February 7th marks the beginning of the chaotic season that is fashion week. The season starts out with New York Fashion Week from February 7th through the 14th, then London from February 15th through the 19th, Milan from February 20th through the 26th, and finally closes out with Paris February 26th through March 6th. Read more