Award-Winning Programs

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. 

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Crowd of people on the front lawn of the VMHC enjoying the BrewHaHa craft beer festival
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Cokie Roberts delivers a lecture at the VMHC in 2015

Banner Lecture Series

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.

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Tools on a table in preparation for Chocolate making demonstration

Classes

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. 

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Dr. Karen Sherry, curator at the VMHC, delivers a  virtual presentation from one of the galleries

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. 

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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!)

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New citizens get sworn in at the annual ceremony at the VMHC

Annual Events

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. 

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Still shot from Recipes Remade video - Matthew Guillen shows a cookie he has just made

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.