We’re trying something new at Encyclopedia Virginia and invite you to participate. EV’s mission is to provide a free, reliable multimedia resource that tells the inclusive story of Virginia for those who seek to understand how the past informs the present and future.
While we’ve been fortunate and grateful to receive financial support from a variety of sources throughout our history, projects like ours thrive with reader support. When readers contribute, we can create nuanced, relevant content that helps students, journalists, educators, and everyday citizens understand Virginia’s history and culture. And when we understand our past, we can move toward a better future.
We’ve launched our first-ever 30-day fundraising campaign to invite our readers to support Encyclopedia Virginia. This campaign will run from September 1 to September 30. Our goal is to raise $10,000. Your help is critical to our success. If you value public access to nuanced, accurate Virginia history, please consider helping to make our campaign a success. Here are a few ways you can help:
- Email us at email@example.com and tell us in a sentence or two why EV matters to you. We’ll share responses on social media.
- Follow EV on social—Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter—and share our posts about the campaign.
- Sign up for our newsletter.
- Make a tax-deductible donation of any size to EV. Now is your chance to give big and double your gift. The Jon P. and Meredith M. Beckett Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region is matching every dollar—up to $5,000!
Thank you for your continued support of EV. And don’t forget to register for our upcoming EntryPoint webinar this Wednesday, September 21:
EntryPoint: The Virginia History and Textbook Commission
Explore the origins and impact of the Virginia History and Textbook Commission, which sought to impose the Lost Cause version of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction on students, while erasing Virginia Indian history. Join EV editor Patti Miller from 12-1 pm on September 21 in conversation with Adam Dean, PhD, professor of History at the University of Lynchburg, and Ashley Spivey, PhD, a member of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and executive director of Kenah Consulting. REGISTER HERE.