Learn & Explore!

Education is at the core of our mission. Whether you are a history enthusiast, student, or educator, we have many ways you can engage with Virginia's incredible story, whether taking your students on a field trip or browsing through 16,000 years of Virginia history with our online learning resources.

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August

This Month in History

Virginia Dare is born at the Roanoke colony, becoming the first English child born in North America.

Explore Time Periods

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16,000 BCE to 1622 CE
A Land of Opportunity: Creating Virginia
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1623 to 1763
A Distant Dominion
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1764 to 1824
From British Colony to American State
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1825 to 1860
Challenge of a New Century
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1861 to 1876
Civil War and Reconstruction
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1877 to 1924
Virginia in the New South
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1925 to Today
Dynamic Dominion

The Story of Virginia Interactive Timeline

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is pleased to present our interactive Story of Virginia timeline. The timeline brings together digitized primary sources from our collection and the Library of Congress, including text, audio, and video that places Virginia's story within the greater framework of the history of the United States.