13 Year Old Author Fights Cancer

Maya Smith is a self proclaimed Warrior Princess. When she was only 11, her life took an unimaginable turn when she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a rare childhood brain tumor. For the past two years, she has been fighting for her life like a true warrior and serving as an inspiration to many others. Despite […]

BHMVA Announces New Format for Freedom Fridays

Freedom Fridays are really FREE, yes FREE.  FREE admission and FREE entertainment.  Enjoy live jazz programmed by Richmond Jazz Society featuring some of the area’s most popular artists with up-and-coming young lions making a name on the Jazz scene. Friday’s guest artist is Michael Hawkins, one of Virginia’s premier bassists, who has toured the US […]

Banking on Freedom

Before terms like financial planning and financial literacy were common, there were Black women who knew that a key to being free was being financially free. Join us for a book signing and panel discussion on the history of Black women in finance.The career of Richmond’s legendary banker Maggie L.Walker will be featured heavily in the discussion which […]

To Age is to Live

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia offers a series of health-related community conversations in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Partners in Prayer & Prevention. This month you are invited to talk about aging which is a journey is not one to be feared, but one to be embraced.  […]

BHMVA Screens Documentary about Church Shootings and Forgiveness

Remember this headline? “Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service”  National headlines blazed the story after a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in South Carolina, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and […]

The Art of Freedom Extended

We are pleased to announce that The Art of Freedom exhibition has been extended to June 1! The exhibition explores freedom through the eyes of 38 Virginia artists and is a must see!  There are many ways to convey the meaning of freedom.  We believe “The Art of Freedom” offers original perspectives, intellectual stimulation, and personal enjoyment. […]

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 [...]