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For 40 years, the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) had promoted and advanced understanding of the history and culture of Black and African American leaders and communities of Virginia.

To honor this milestone and inflection  point, our cornerstone of our 40th anniversary will be a six-month long exhibition curated from BHMVA’s first four decades. The exhibition – Forging Freedom and Justice and Equality – will explore vital themes of Black history in culture across the Commonwealth.

This exhibition will be on display until April 29, 2023.


In addition to our permanent exhibitions, we feature new exhibitions several times a year.

Permanent Collections
Past Collections
Wendell Scott
Nascar's First Black Driver
Oliver HIll
American civil rights attorney from Richmond, Virginia.
Howard Lee Baugh
Tuskegee Airmen
Richmond 34
A group of VUU students who participated in a nonviolent sit-in at the lunch counter of Thalhimers.
Black History Timeline

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