Spend a Weekend Exploring Black History in Virginia

Spend a Weekend Exploring Black History in Virginia

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A photo of an exhibition with a painting and photographs on the gallery walls, and a marching band uniform in a display case

Looking for a great way to expand upon your experience at the Partners in History exhibition? Check out our suggested itinerary to make the most of your visit and learn more about Black history in Virginia with the VMHC and our community partners, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center and the Elegba Folklore Society! 

Before You Visit

Suggested Itinerary

Friday
Explore Richmond's historic Jackson Ward neighborhood

Saturday
Visit often-overlooked historic sites with local guides

  • Morning: Ride the city in style and learn about local history and street art with a Bike & Brunch Tour featuring RVA Murals or Mending Walls
  • Afternoon: Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s cultural center from 1-5pm to enjoy art and imports from around the African Diaspora. Open throughout the week, the Elegba Folklore Society is a year-round, lively celebration of African and African American culture. Also visit for festivals, performances and tours. Richmond’s Cultural Ambassador! Embrace the Spirit.

Sunday
Explore art and history on the Boulevard