Discover Richmond’s storied past with these programs based on the Valentine’s extensive collection of photographs and primary sources, available at our site or yours.
Revisit the glory days of Richmond’s downtown as a shopping and social destination through two of Richmond’s former department stores.
During World War II, women began working in defense factories throughout Virginia and the nation. Explore their lives, their stories and their enduring impact on our city and nation.
From early settlement and the rise of the domestic slave trade to business ownership and thriving communities, explore how Black Richmonders have redefined the River City and inspired a region and nation.
Are you passionate about Richmond and curious to learn about the history that shaped the city we know today? Join us for a deep dive into the region’s past with our six-week course I Know Richmond, a class that takes an in-depth look at Richmond stories with particular emphasis on overlooked history and transforming how we represent Richmond today.