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Discover Charles Peale Polk's painting of George Washington.

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"40 Yrs in the Archives" Behind the Scenes tour @ VHS Saturday 3/25 10:30am w/ #LeeShepard VP Collections #VaHistory t.co/4MfJ7vw8kT

Photography Policy

The Virginia Historical Society welcomes visitors to our galleries and encourages non-flash and video photography for personal use unless otherwise specifically prohibited.  For the safety of our visitors and collections, tripods and selfie sticks are prohibited.  Members of the media seeking the opportunity to film within exhibitions space must clear their requests with the Senior Officer for Public Relations and Marketing.  The VHS also requests that large packages, backpacks, and other similar items be checked into available lockers near the main entrance before our members and visitors enter the galleries.