- Historic Sites
Black History Museum And Cultural Center Of Virginia
Visitors are invited to experience the history and culture of Virginia's African-Americans from 1619 to the present. Located in the heart of historic Jackson Ward, the museum is housed in an 1832 residence that served as the first Richmond public library for blacks during the segregation era. The museum collects documents, limited editions, prints, art and photographs for use in its Black History Archives Program. This program is vitally significance because of the scarcity of written records on the Black experience.