Featuring award-winning speakers, tours, classes, and family activities, our calendar of events has a variety of entertaining and educational programming for all ages and interest levels.
Explore Virginia history with VMHC Education through special programs for our youngest history enthusiasts and their families, including educator-led storytime and themed craft activities, guided highlight exhibition tours, nature walks, scavenger hunts, colonial-era replica games, and more.
Authors and scholars discuss their most recent work and research on a wide variety of topics. Usually held in the VMHC's Robins Family Forum, the series is currently being streamed online. Past speakers include James I. Robertson, Jr., Ira Berlin, Cokie Roberts, Simon Schama, Harold Holzer, Gary W. Gallagher, and Douglas Brinkley.
The VMHC offers a variety of classes, both virtually and in person. From the history of chocolate making to the ways in which history has been translated onto stage and screen, there is surely a topic for everyone! Take a look at our calendar of events to see what classes are currently being offered.
Hear from Our Curators
VMHC curatorial staff will share lesser-known stories from our collections, interesting artifacts perhaps not on display, and answer viewer questions in these interactive livestream presentations. View live to join the discussion or watch at a time convenient to you.
Exclusively for VMHC Members
Members receive an invitation to the hugely popular Garden Party hosted at Virginia House each spring. They also receive exclusive invitations and access to special lectures and are able to register for member-only bus trips to other historic destinations around the Commonwealth and beyond. (Not a member? Join today!)
Join the VMHC for a robust slate of special programs held annually including Virginia Vines,a new citizen Naturalization Ceremony, our craft beer festival, BrewHaHa, and ceremonies honoring military and veterans on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.
History at Home
Did you miss a past event? The VMHC posts recordings of most of our live events on our YouTube channel. We also have several exclusive video-only series like Recipes Remade where our staff recreates and provides background about historic recipes and Games from the Past where our educators demonstrate historic games for the whole family.
Purchase Tickets or Register
Events and programs have limited capacity and sell out fast. Get your tickets for paid programs or register for free events early to secure your spot.