We aspire to raise $35 million, with approximately two-thirds invested in capital improvements and a third invested in programmatic funds and mission endowment. With more than 85% already committed, success is in sight and will be achieved with the collective generosity of supporters like you. In fact, as one of only three state history museums in the nation that does not receive state operating support, the VMHC has always succeeded with the thoughtful support of its vast membership and history lovers everywhere!
With focus on promoting learning and enjoyment through a best-in-class guest experience – one that is more welcoming and reflective of all Virginians – this comprehensive renovation will fundamentally reimagine the VMHC. The museum will have significantly more space for long-term and changing exhibitions, a new immersive orientation theater, a new interactive learning space for families, a new research library with a state-of-the-art rare book and manuscript suite, and a new education and conference center. Additional guest services will include a new café, museum store, and multiple new and renewed community and event spaces, including a new great hall, a second-floor event terrace, an outdoor event lawn, an expanded parking lot, and an improved VMFA campus connector.