Virginia History... At Home
The Next Best Thing to Visiting!
VMHC programs aren't just for in-person visitors! Many events are also livestreamed and available as recordings. Browse below for archives by program type and view the Events Calendar for upcoming programs.
Tune into livestreamed programs via two channels:
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Join the VMHC throughout the year to hear esteemed historians and authors speak about recently released books on a variety of topics.
Watch and listen to 250+ hours of recorded lectures by renowned authors and speakers:
Website Archive | YouTube | SoundCloud
In these virtual programs, VMHC curatorial staff uncover the real stories and people behind the historical dates.
Watch and listen to archived programs:
•Curators at Work/Home
The Education team “mythbusts” popular historical films to discuss the truth behind the fiction and make connections to our collection.
Watch recordings of our "Greatest Hits":
•Remember the Titans
Virtually walk through our exhibitions with 360° interactive tours and guided gallery highlight tours with VMHC Education staff.
Current Exhibitions 360° Tours
Past Exhibitions 360° Tours
View the Events Calendar for upcoming livestream programs.
Tune into livestreamed programs & watch recordings:
•Watch on Facebook
•Watch on YouTube
"How We Got Here" Podcast with NBC12
Get your dose of Virginia history delivered straight to your ears with Rachel DePompa of NBC12 and gain insights into our state's ever-evolving story. A few episodes you may enjoy include:
Why do we call Virginia a “commonwealth” and not a “state”? – Season 1, Episode 4 (June 24-30, 2019)
The History of Slavery in Virginia, with VMHC Curator of Exhibitions Dr. Karen Sherry – Season 1, Episode 6 (July 8-14, 2019)
The Legacy of the 13th Amendment, with VMHC Curator of Exhibitions Dr. Karen Sherry – Season 2, Episode 5 (Dec. 16-22, 2019)
The internal struggle of Robert E. Lee as he resigns from the US Army, with VMHC Senior Museum Collections Curator Dr. William Rasmussen and revisiting the largest manhunt in American history, with Andrew Talkov, VMHC Sr. Director of Curatorial Affairs – both featured on Season 3, Episode 1 (April 20-26, 2020)
Looking for resources for students and educators? Check out our Learning Resources, including activity and craft packets, guides for working with primary sources, educational videos geared towards K-12 students, student webinar recordings, coloring pages, digital puzzles, and more!