New Protocols for Visitors

Black History Museum is Open! Temporary Days/Hours of OperationsDuring this COVID19 period our operating days/hours will be Thursday thru Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM. Reservations and TicketsPurchasing tickets in advance ensures a more efficient admission process. Make reservations and purchase your admission tickets ONLINE HERE. ParkingThere is a small parking lot behind the museum […]

The Valentine announces 2020 Richmond History Makers

“Today, the Valentine announced the six honorees that will be recognized at the 15th Annual Richmond History Makers & Community Update. This program promotes and celebrates the bold, innovative and often unsung work of individuals and organizations who strive to improve their communities. On Tuesday, March 10th at Virginia Union University, the honorees will be celebrated […]

The History Mom’s Blog

“One of the best places to learn more about African American history in the Richmond area is the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.  This museum, located in the beautiful and historic Leigh Street Armory, is a thoughtful and educational place to learn more about the African American experience in Virginia and is […]

Richmond Times Dispatch “Strong Voices”

“To mark Women’s History Month in March, you are invited to “Strong Voices,” a program that honors women whose vision, impact and commitment have served Richmond and Virginia. … ‘Strong Voices’ participants will share — in their own words — the personal reflections that often are universal: how they persevered, how they were inspired and […]

Paradox Exhibition/NBC12

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is getting ready to release its newest exhibit, “Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello” to the public on Jan. 18th. It explores the lives of slaves who lived and worked at Monticello, some of whom shared Jefferson’s blood. Currently, Richmond is the […]

Paradox Exhibition, NBC12 Editorial

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” I think you know who wrote those words, yes it was Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson also said that, “slavery was an abominable crime”. Starting on Jan. 18, you can see the exhibition “Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello” […]

Paradox Exhibition, Richmond Magazine

“It’s hard to talk about Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello without focusing on Thomas Jefferson. But, with “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty,” the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia is going to try. ‘This exhibition isn’t about Jefferson. It’s about the enslaved people who built and maintained Monticello,’ says Adele Johnson, the executive […]

Paradox Exhibition, Boomer Magazine

Third president of the United States, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and acclaimed Founding Father of our country, Thomas Jefferson is among the most celebrated figures in American history. But Adele Johnson, executive director at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, points out, “Jefferson was indeed a great man, but part […]

Making a Difference, Mary Lauderdale

“When Mary Lauderdale moved to Richmond in 1995, it was the first time in her life when she didn’t have a job. At 35, she was starting over. She started volunteering at the Black History Museum, where she did everything from stuff envelopes to lead tours. After a year or two, the director came to […]