Black History Month 2021 Gallery Guide

We are excited to provide all Valentine visitors with this gallery guide (both at our front desk and for download HERE) that highlights a selection of the objects, images and stories on display across our galleries that help tell the diverse history of Richmond’s Black community.

This Black History Month Gallery Guide focuses on objects in our lobby, our permanent exhibition and across the museum. Yet it’s important to remember that even as we celebrate, we must work to tell these stories all year long. Confronting our uncomfortable past both as an institution and across our region is central to our mission.

We hope you will use the 2021 Black History Month Gallery Guide as a jumping off point; one that will inspire you to further explore the Valentine and other area cultural institutions to learn even more about the history and contributions of Richmond’s Black community.