Policies & Transparency
Policies & Transparency
Review Our Policies:
IRS Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax (form 990)
Audited Financial Statements
As part of a our ongoing website redesign, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture web team is commited to making our website accessible to as many users as possible, regardless of technology or ability.
The web team is constantly working to increase the usability and accessibility of our website. We are adhering to standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
Our accessibility features include:
Using alternative text for images and non-text elements
The use of headers to aid legibility
We are in the process of making our audio and video files more accessible by:
Having separate audio files for our videos
Adding closed captioning on videos
If you have suggestions, comments, or encounter part of our website that is not accessible to you, please email the web team at info@VirginiaHistory.org.
Copyright & Reproductions
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted works. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," the user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by the society does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the society does not own the copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasions of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic copy.
Copyright & Photographs
The text on our website is openly-licensed but the images on the site may be copyrighted. In the event the source belongs to the VMHC (and we do not have specific copyright restrictions noted with the image), images are CC-BY Attribution. In some places on our website, however, we use material from other institutions (it is clearly marked who owns the image used)—that material remains copyrighted.
For more than twenty-five years, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture has been hosting guest lecturers. These lectures are are open to members and the general public. Authors and scholars discuss their most recent work and research on a variety of topics, ranging from architecture and art to genealogy and modern-day politics.
The content and opinions expressed in these presentations are solely those of the speaker and not necessarily of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.