Culture, History, Library
The mission of the Masonic Library and Museum is to preserve, collect, and exhibit Masonic items and to assist with researching the history of Freemasonry and Freemasons in Virginia
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Cole Digges, a Revolutionary War hero, built his house in Richmond in 1805. Renovated in 1995, the building now houses the statewide offices of Preservation Virginia, which are open by appointment. The Cole Digges House is located in the Historic Franklin Street District of Richmond.
Dedicated to the collection and preservation of the records of the Commonwealth. Spanning nearly 400 years of history, the collections consist of 114 million archival items including 1.7 million books, serials, federal documents, audiovisuals, and maps as well as photos, family histories and more. The Library mounts exhibitions and sponsors lectures.
History, Library, Military, Specialized
The memorial depicts the life and times of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Housed in Norfolk's 1850 city hall, it is the final resting place of Gen. and Mrs. MacArthur.
Newport News, Virginia
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Park, Science, Specialized, University
The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The Museum is filled with fascinating stories, captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, The Mariners’ Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime museums in the world.
General, History, Library
The RMSL is at the grade crossing of post office history with railroad research. It focuses upon how mail was distributed in Railway Post Offices between 1864 and 1977.
Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Military
The Heritage Museum has been called the “Valley’s Best-Kept Secret!” With several galleries, changing exhibits, the Electric Map of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign of 1862, and an extensive Genealogy Library, The Heritage Museum is a repository, resource and a reminder.
KING AND QUEEN COURT HOUSE, Virginia
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The original brick two story core of the Courthouse Tavern building dates back to at least 1800. A third story was added between 1850 and 1900, and the two-story addition to the back was probably built between 1910 and 1915.
History, Library, Specialized
Thomas Balch Library is a history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town Of Leesburg. Collections focus on Loudoun County, regional and Virginia history, genealogy, military history with special emphasis on the American Civil War, and ethnic history. Collection materials include books, periodicals, maps, visual collections, newspapers, oral histories,and manuscripts. Designated as an Underground Railroad research site.
Art, Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The Virginia Holocaust Museum was founded in 1997 by Mark E. Fetter, L. Al Rosenbaum, and one of Richmond’s youngest Holocaust survivors, Jay M. Ipson, in an effort to preserve and educate people on the atrocities of the Holocaust of World War II. The Museum had a singular mission, “Teaching Tolerance Through Education.”