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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.


The Story of Virginia
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Give the Gift of Membership!

wrapped box adorned with ribbon and a membership cardYour gift recipient will enjoy:

  • Free admission for one person to the museum, library and Banner Lectures
  • Subscription to member-only publications like the Virginia History & Culture Magazine and the long-standing academic journal, the Virginia Magazine of History & Biography (digital only) 
  • Early access to ticketed events
  • Exclusive access to member-only lectures and Virginia Journeys, the museum's popular bus trip program to other historic venues across the commonwealth
  • A 10% discount on all purchases in the museum shop 

Your gift of membership is also a gift to the VMHC helping provide vital educational programming for schools, develop multi-generational learning experiences, preserve important artifacts of Virginia’s history, and foster community engagement.

Please fill in the fields below with the GIFT RECIPIENT'S INFORMATION. Your information will be captured during checkout.

Gift membership packets will be mailed directly to the recipient in 5-7 business days unless otherwise noted below. 

The Official Virginia History Ornament of 2020 featuring a landscape painting of the Shenandoah Valley bordered by a gold frame and holly and ribbon. LIMITED TIME OFFER - ADD  AN ORNAMENT, GET AN ORNAMENT FREE!

Purchase BOTH a gift membership and a 2020 Virginia History Ornament and VMHC will throw in an extra ornament for free!

To take advantage of this limited time offer, CLICK HERE to open a new browser tab with the ornament and add 2 to your cart.

Then be sure to finish filling out the form below to add the gift membership to your cart. Once 2 ornaments and the gift membership are in your cart, proceed with checkout. You will only be charged for one ornament! 

Please contact Elizabeth Darling, Manager of Membership & Annual Giving, at edarling@VirginiaHistory.org or 804.342.9692 with any questions. 

Senior memberships are for individuals age 65 or older. If you need to purchase a standard individual membership, click here


I would prefer the new member packet be mailed to me rather than the gift recipient.

Please note any special requests below and our Advancement team will get back to you.

Thank you for giving the gift of membership!