The Valentine Moment Campaign is a multi-year, $16 million effort to strengthen our understanding and presentation of Richmond’s significant history. The campaign includes a plan to renovate our storage facilities, create a new public reading room, and review the 1.6 million objects in our collection to make sure each object tells an important Richmond story. The project also includes the reimagining of the Valentine Sculpture Studio and an endowment component to sustainably support the museum’s ability to serve the community for future generations. This transformational project is on target for completion in early 2024.
Since 2005, the Richmond History Makers program has honored everyday individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the Greater Richmond Region at that moment in time. Our next Richmond History Makers will be part of a week of events in April 2024 that will celebrate the Valentine’s 125th Anniversary. We will honor individuals, organizations and even moments over the years that have had the greatest impact on our region over the last 125 years. Nominations are currently being accepted through January 31, 2024.
Mark your calendar! The Valentine will celebrate 125 years of telling Richmond Stories with new exhibitions and several exciting events. Celebrations for this momentous occasion kick off on November 21 with our first Giving Day. And in April 2024 we will have a week of commemoration with a fresh take on Richmond History Makers and an evening to celebrate with Valentine members and friends at our 125th Anniversary Gala. Stay tuned for more information on how you can celebrate this incredible milestone with us.