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 [...]

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, [...]