The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia: Celebrating the Heroism of African America

Welcome to the gateway to the rich history, heritage and accomplishments of African Americans in Virginia. The Black History Museum’s collection includes art, artifacts, textiles, photographs, rare books, music and other items. The Museum also hosts traveling exhibitions, literary talks, and special events throughout the year. Located in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, the museum is […]

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 TicketsVisitors should arrive before 3:30 pm to enjoy the complete museum experience as the doors close at 5 pm. ParkingThere is a small parking lot behind the museum […]

Voices For Change

Voices For Change is the new BHMVA program on social justice.  During each segment members of the community including historians, politicians, community leaders, and everyday citizens share their perspectives about various topics. We also pose questions for viewer reflection. The purpose of these programs is to serve as a catalyst for conversation and change – change in […]

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 […]

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 […]