Explore Your State History Museum

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May 14, 2022: Grand Re-Opening of Your Reimagined State History Museum

Rendering of the Great Hall facing south

Check out our newest publication!

Explore the companion to our Determined exhibition.

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A photos of the front of the museum with an outline of the state of Virginia overlaid on top of it

Commonwealth History Fund

The Commonwealth History Fund is a new endowment and grant-making program from the VMHC. Likely the largest of its kind in Virginia, The Fund will provide nearly $400,000 annually in grants to history organizations and projects across the state, and up to $2,000,000 in its first five years of operation. The Fund was created principally through generous funding from Dominion Energy. The Commonwealth History Fund is among the core initiatives of the museum’s current reimagination and efforts to continue this important work beyond the museum to reach Virginians in their own communities across the state.