Update (10/6/22): THANK YOU! Together, we raised $8,650 last month to support free, public access to Virginia history. Thanks to you, EV can develop innovative new features, build strong community partnerships, and maintain a free, reliable online space that hosts 2 million visits per year. We are so grateful for your role in our community.
We believe that everyone deserves access to nuanced Virginia history. That’s why we launched EV in 2008: to create a trustworthy resource for the public. We collaborate with subject-matter experts to share stories about Virginia’s history and culture. We fact-check every word. And it’s all available, for free, to anyone with an Internet connection.
That makes EV an outlier. We don’t rely on advertisements, paywalls, or endless pop-up campaigns to fund our site. What keeps EV free is your continued support.
You are the reason we can:
- Produce more than 60 virtual tours, 1,200 entries, 1,000 primary resource transcriptions, and 10,000 media objects (and counting!)
- Expand access to our content by leveling entries for fourth- and eighth-grade readers
- Maintain an online resource that hosts more than 2 million visits per year
- Deliver trustworthy information to students, teachers, journalists, and learners of all ages
In the coming year, we’ll explore new ways to help people connect the past to the present, like EV editor Patti Miller does in her free Entry Point webinars. We’ll continue to collaborate with Virginia’s tribal communities to bring their voices and perspectives to EV. And we are developing content to support a more inclusive narrative of the American Revolution in Virginia in anticipation of the 250th anniversary of 1776.
Thank you for caring about this work. We invite you to continue your support of Encyclopedia Virginia. The best ways to join us in ensuring free, public access to Virginia history and culture are to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, follow us on social media (we’re on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), or—if you are able—give now to show your support.