The VMHC collections consist of a wide range of objects, including genealogical materials, maps, paintings, prints, postcards, weapons, militaria, glass plate negatives, and photographs.

Magnifying glass  being held over a map
Registration card from WWI

Library Catalog

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture's library collections includes both printed materials, such as books, journals, broadsides and sheet music, and manuscript materials, such as family and personal papers, diaries, company records, military records, and genealogies. 

Detail of landscape painting with hills and a stream

Museum Objects Catalog

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s museum object collection consists of a broad range of materials including paintings, textiles, silver, weapons, militaria, photographs, prints, decorative arts and furniture, and postcards.

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We hope that you will find what you are looking for within our online catalogs or among our Research Resources, but if you are in need of additional assistance, please contact our research team at or 804.342.9677.