Protecting the Endangered Céloron Plate

The Céloron plate is one of the most important artifacts to survive from Virginia’s colonial period and one of the most treasured among the museum pieces held at the VHS. Over the years, corrosion has occurred on the piece, despite the care taken in its display. Help us protect the endangered Céloron plate by making a donation today!
Learn more


Recurring Gift Plan

When you choose to support the VHS through a recurring gift plan you provide a steady source of income to sustain our wide array of outstanding programs and services.  Setting up a recurring gift plan is quick, easy, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.  Every recurring donation, no matter how large or small, is one of the most manageable ways you can support the VHS. Learn more


Restoring the Hoffbauer Murals

The Memorial Military Murals, by Charles Hoffbauer (1875–1957), are an American treasure.  Important cleaning and conservation work has started, thanks to a Save America's Treasures grant awarded by a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The grant comes with a challenge to match it with private support—with your support. Donate online today


Help us get kids excited about history!

Many historians cite an early educational experience as the reason for their interest in history. The Youth Education Fund is dedicated to making those experiences possible for all children. Your contribution to the Youth Education Fund will ensure that the bus is full, and no child is left behind. Donate online today


Planned Giving
Giving to the Virginia Historical Society can increase your income!

Are you interested in ways you can strengthen the VHS while advancing personal goals at the same time? Try our online gift calculator. Now you can do the math! Learn how you can give and receive an income in return; avoid estate and income taxes; and make a gift that lasts forever. Learn more


Annual Fund gift
Annual Fund

Unrestricted contributions to the annual fund support all operations, including educational programs, research, conservation, publications, exhibitions, and professional and web-based services. Make a contribution online of $250 or more, and we will send you a copy of The Story of Virginia. Learn more


Behind the Scenes Tours - Lee Shepard
Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

Make history your business.  Your organization can reach target audiences and provide community enrichment while also fulfilling your philanthropic and marketing goals.  We will work with your organization to create a rewarding and successful museum experience for your clients, customers, employees, and thousands of VHS visitors each year.
Learn more


VHS exhibitions
Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to support the VHS while you make a contribution in honor or in memory of loved ones. Celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, or another special occasion.
Learn more


Greatest History Teacher Salute
Greatest History Teacher Salute

Pay tribute to your favorite teacher in the Virginia Historical Society's Greatest History Teacher Salute. This program honors teachers for their contributions to education and the influence they have on their students. Your Greatest History Teacher will receive a one-year membership. Learn more


The Councils
The Councils

Contributions from our Council members enable the VHS to advance its mission. This support is increasingly important in sustaining all programs and services for the public.
Learn more


Seat of Honor
Purchase a Seat of Honor

Make a memorable contribution by designating a Seat of Honor in the Robins Family Forum.
PDF [PDF] Download our brochure [Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 5]


Tax Information
Did you know your VHS membership may be tax deductible? More information

Questions? Contact us.
Do you have questions about membership and giving? Do you need help choosing a membership? Prefer to join or renew your membership over the phone? Contact us

The VHS began collecting in 1831. The great majority of the collection has been received as gifts from generous donors. More information

            428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220    |    Mail: P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311    |    Phone: 804.358.4901
                        Hours and Directions   |    Contact us   |    Blog    |    Share this page Share              Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube