History Matters – now more than ever. History provides perspective and fosters empathy, and when told fully, thoughtfully, and truthfully, it can inspire a better tomorrow.
After a comprehensive planning process and new strategic plan unanimously adopted by the museum’s Board of Trustees, the VMHC is prepared to enter its third century of work on behalf of the Commonwealth after completing, in Spring 2022, the most transformative and far-reaching renovation and reimagination in its history. The VMHC is dedicated to being the state history museum that Virginia needs, and Virginians deserve.
With the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporations, as part of the History Matters Campaign, the VMHC invested more than $30 million in renovating its headquarters complex. It also invested more than $10M in programmatic funds and mission-related endowment.
As one of only three state history museums in the nation that does not receive state operating support, the VMHC succeeds with the thoughtful support of its vast membership and history lovers everywhere!