Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Since 2005, we have hosted annually Richmond History Makers to recognize individuals and organizations who improve and inspire our community through impactful change. This year, we’re doing things a little differently.

For the past 120 years, educators at the Valentine have teamed up with local schools in the region to bring Richmond history to kids. It’s been a tough few years for teachers as they’ve fluctuated between virtual and in-person learning on top of staff shortages and other logistical challenges.

So this year, our Richmond History Makers are ALL Richmond-area history teachers!

History and social studies teachers make history every day as they pass down important Richmond stories to their students. As our museum educators continue to host field trips to the Valentine, visit classrooms, and share resources with teachers, we see the difference that history and social studies teachers make in kids’ lives. The impact they make ripples across the community for generations to come.

Join us on March 7, 2023 as we celebrate all history and social studies teachers in the Richmond region!

If you are a teacher, we invite you to this celebration in your honor. Stay tuned for more details on the event.

Past Richmond History Makers Honorees

Click here for a complete list of past Richmond History Makers honorees


The public is invited to the Richmond History Makers celebration on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Tickets and more information will be available in early 2023.

Support Richmond History Makers

While the virtual celebration event is free to attend, donations are always appreciated to support the Richmond History Makers program and The Valentine. Click here to donate.

For more information about Richmond History Makers & Community Update, contact pr@thevalentine.org or (804) 649-0711 x 322.