Black History Month 2020 Gallery Guide
For the second year in a row, we are providing Valentine visitors with these gallery guides (both at our front desk and for download HERE) that highlight just a portion of the objects, images and stories on display that help to tell the history of Richmond’s Black community.
This Black History Month Gallery Guide focuses on objects in our lobby, our permanent exhibition, as well as content you can discover in our two newest exhibitions. Yet even as we celebrate February as Black History Month, it is crucial that we tell these stories and share these histories all the time, with diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts. Confronting our uncomfortable past and honoring individuals and organizations deserving of celebration is an endeavor we are committed to year round.
We hope you will use this guide as a jumping off point to discover, celebrate and reflect on some of the stories throughout the museum, both tragic and triumphant, of Richmond’s Black community.