BHMVA salutes Contemporary History Maker Justin Fairfax

Justin Edward Fairfax is an attorney and politician currently serving as the 41st Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Growing up, Justin didn't have much money, but he was surrounded by family love and spiritual wealth. After his parents' divorce, Justin, along with his mother and three older siblings, moved into his grandparents' house in inner-city Washington, DC, until [...]

Artober

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia is delighted to participate in artoberVA, a celebration of arts & culture in Richmond and the Tri-Cities area. With the support of generous financial partners, CultureWorks spends the month of October promoting events and encouraging residents and visitors to engage with the world-class culture and arts [...]

Business After Hours

The Black History Museum is happy to partner with the Central Virginia African American Chamber of Commerce as they support and promote African American businesses through seminars, networking events, and forums to help small businesses and other business professionals increase revenue.  Meet their new executive director, Micah E. White and enjoy the Business After Hours [...]

Black History Museum will be at the Richmond Jazz Festival

Visit the Black History Museum's booth during the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont! Come see us while you're enjoying the best music in the city -- jazz, funk, blues, R&B, hip-hop, rock, and everything in between including: Pat Metheny, Erykah Badu, Common with the Richmond Symphony, world-renowned jazz piano prodigy, Joey Alexander,  and much, much, [...]

Please Share Your Photographs for an Upcoming Exhibition

At the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia we have thousands of photographs and we are preparing to display some of them in an upcoming photographic exhibition.  At this point we don't know the theme of the exhibition other than African American life in Richmond and Virginia before 1960.  Beyond that, the focus [...]

Volunteers Needed: Children’s Book Festival

presented by Dominion Over 100 volunteers are needed to help ensure a good time will be had by all students attending the Children's Book Festival on May 19.  Shifts of two hours will be listed online with Hands On Greater Richmond very soon.  In the meantime, please contact Adele Johnson with questions - ajohnson@blackhistorymuseum.org. Students [...]

Save the Date

Soul Santa will return this year, twice! Our annual holiday open house has expanded to two weekends - Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Don't miss out on your opportunity to have your children's picture taken with Soul Santa and more! Mark your calendar for Richmond's most soulful holiday experience. This event is sponsored by the [...]

Freedom Friday

To prepare for our Annual Open House and Black History Month programming, Freedom Friday will resume April 2017. Thank you for a wonderful first year!  If you are interested in showing your art during next year's Freedom Friday series, email information@blackhistorymuseum.org