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 [...]

Save the Date

Soul Santa will return this year, twice! Our annual holiday open house has expanded to two weekends - Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Don't miss out on your opportunity to have your children's picture taken with Soul Santa and more! Mark your calendar for Richmond's most soulful holiday experience. This event is sponsored by the [...]

Freedom Friday

To prepare for our Annual Open House and Black History Month programming, Freedom Friday will resume April 2017. Thank you for a wonderful first year!  If you are interested in showing your art during next year's Freedom Friday series, email information@blackhistorymuseum.org

Artober

 There's an explosion of art happening in Richmond during the month of October. artoberVA is a month-long celebration of arts and culture held each year in October, in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities month. The goal of artoberVA is to increase awareness of and participation in arts and culture offerings across our region during October [...]

Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past, Present and Future

May 20-22, 2016 Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past Present and Future will commemorate the history, people and places of Jackson Ward with a weekend of stories, performances and activities that showcase the talented individuals and organizations who uphold and enrich the community. Featuring the Richmond Symphony under its new “Big Tent” with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond [...]

Black History Museum Grand Opening

Grand Opening, May 5-7th 2016 – On Thursday, May 5, from 6-8 p.m., the museum will host a cocktail reception featuring a ribbon cutting, live entertainment and honorary guests that will allow supporters to preview the new space. Tickets are $100. Click-here to purchase tickets. During the First Fridays Art Walk on Friday, May 6, the [...]