Meet the New Executive Director, Adele Johnson

“Adele Johnson, the new executive director of the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, says she’s wanted to work at the museum for 20 years, but the time was never right, until now. In January, the museum named Johnson, a veteran of the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation and the Virginia Minority Supplier […]

The Black History Museum salutes Contemporary History Makers

As we pay homage to the trailblazers on whose shoulders we stand, we also recognize there are African Americans currently making a difference in our community. Throughout the month of February, the Black History Museum will feature some of the Contemporary African American History Makers who are leading the way. Read about the history makers [...]

BHMVA salutes Contemporary History Maker Jasmine Mills

Jasmine was born in Petersburg, VA and she was educated in Petersburg City Schools.  She is mostly self-taught and took advantage of the art program at her Petersburg High School.  Jasmine was accepted to the Art Institute of Washington, DC, but elected instead to start her own business. She is best known for her versatility and use of color [...]

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 [...]