We are VERY Richmond

Why we are using local contractors, architects, and designers for our renovations.

We want to be VERY Richmond!

The continuing renovation has provided a unique opportunity for the Valentine to express our belief in the talent and creativity of our own region. There is much conversation these days about locally sourced and handcrafted food. (There are a lot of great new restaurants!) Our goal is to create a space downtown that reflects the history of local enterprise and innovation in everything we do.

We are your homegrown museum! 

Richmonders have funded this project and we are now reinvesting your support in our community. What better way to do this than to create a team of local contractors, architects, designers, and artists to work with us on this project. Our architects are Glavé & Holmes, our general contractors are Kjellstrom + Lee, and our exhibition designers are Riggs Ward.

These are all companies based in Richmond and known for their high quality work and commitment to the community.  We are fortunate to have such great resources right here in our community.

Are you curious about our progress? Join us for one of our Hard Hat Happy Hours that occur every Wednesday from 4:30-6:00pm. You can contact me for more information or RSVP online and let me know you’ll be coming by.

If you would like to help keep us calm and hammering on, you can support the History Center on our secure donation page at /give 

Bill Martin, Director