The History

"There’s no shortage of history in Richmond VA. Get started at the awe-inspiring Virginia Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson and visited by Queen Elizabeth. Watch reenactors revive the Second Continental Congress made famous by Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death” speech at St. John's Church in Church Hill. Follow the Revolutionary Trail to see where Henry argued legal cases and spent his free time at Hanover Courthouse and Hanover Tavern. Stand amongst the Civil War cannon at Malvern Hill Battlefield  and visit Robert E. Lee’s 1862 headquarters, now the Dabbs House Museum. Walk back 400 years in time at Henricus Historical Park. Henricus celebrates the second successful English settlement in the new world with engaging educational programs, events and an annual beer festival where hops are grown on site."

Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts

"The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free."

First Fridays + Galleries

"First Fridays in the Richmond region are a monthly celebration of arts, artists and RVA. Every first Friday of the month, Richmond, VA’s best art galleries open new shows and their doors to artists, fans and friends. The event takes place on Broad Street, in the Richmond Arts District. Galleries, restaurants and shops all take part in this signature event that often features live performances, always food and fun. Can’t make it for First Friday? Check out any of the participating galleries throughout the year."

Virginia Repertory Theatre

"Virginia Repertory Theatre is Central Virginia's largest nonprofit, professional theatre company, with a budget of $5 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience over 550,000. Virginia Rep creates professional productions of the great comedies, dramas, and musicals – past, present and future. We are also dedicated to the development and production of new plays, and we seek to insure the play has a life beyond its production at Virginia Rep."

RVA Street Art Festival

"The RVA Street Art festival goes big with outdoor canvases, and RVA Makerfest celebrates the art of creation." From their website: "Partnering with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the RVA Street Art Festival will turn Richmond’s iconic baseball stadium into a canvas of mixed-media art – including painted murals, projection lighting, landscape art, stairwell art, drone art, and other forms yet to be identified. This unprecedented partnership will offer the community a chance to watch and participate in the live art transformation of The Diamond that will feature local, national, and international artists. This year’s festival will also include a concert series, food and beer trucks and creative activities for children and adults in the parking lot around the stadium."

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