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The Black History Museum has been an integral stakeholder in the state of Virginia for more than 30 years. The museum educates and inspires students, families and our communities at-large. Join today and gain access to exclusive events and benefits that will enhance your BHM experience!

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In order to sustain our efforts and mission of educating our community about African American history, heritage and culture—we need your help. Give a monetary gift today! BHM has a long extensive history because of the commitment of the communities it serves.



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, - Read More

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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 - Students - Read More

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Hidden No More-Now at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Hidden No More is now being held at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Don't Forget. Please Enjoy!  

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Proud Partner of the Black History Museum

Community Idea Stations|PBS|NPR joins our partners

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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 - Read More

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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

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 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 - Read More

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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 - Read More

By |February 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 - Read More

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