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Learn about an array of topics in Virginia history through collections objects, historical articles, video, and our interactive timeline.
First promoted during World War I, war gardening, or victory gardens, provided American citizens an opportunity to assist with the war effort.
Inside The Jemima Code
In this Banner Lecture, Toni Tipton-Martin explores more than 150 years of culinary history through African American cooking.
Oysters in Virginia
Oysters have a long history in Virginia. Learn more about this popular staple, including modern conservation efforts.
Featured Collections Items
The VMHC has a collection of more than 9 million items. Here are just a few them (please note that not all of them may be on display to the public). Search the Library or Museum Objects Collections databases to learn more.