Begun in 2007, Virginia Indian Programs at VFH are helping to redress centuries of historical omission, exclusions, and misrepresentation. They create opportunities for Virginians of all ages, as well as visitors, to learn about the history and cultures of Virginia Indian people and communities, past and present. The programs interpret Virginia Indian history and cultures in ways that are accurate, culturally sensitive, and broadly accessible. Their benefits touch every citizen of Virginia, especially teachers, students, and scholars.
Virginia Indian Programs sponsors dozens of presentations to area organizations and to the public throughout the year, on topics related to Virginia Indians’ histories and experiences. We develop educational resources for teachers at all grade levels, in response to Virginia’s revised Standards of Learning in Social Studies and for adult learners as well. We provide teacher institutes and resources for school systems on the topics of Virginia Indian history and contemporary life.