About The Valentine

Since our inception, the Valentine has been focused on informing and helping to build the future of the Richmond region through the history we preserve and our active engagement in the community.

What We Do

For 125 years, the Valentine has been collecting and telling Richmond Stories, and we are the only museum focused on the history and culture of the region.


History & Mission

The mission of the Valentine is to engage, educate, and challenge a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, and interpreting Richmond’s history.


Looking Forward

Our vision is to be recognized as the premier source for experiencing Richmond’s history – using its past to inform the present, and to shape the future.