Richmond's History & Culture

We are so happy you can join us for our 3rd Stronger Together Conference in Richmond. We gratefully acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples on whose ancestral homelands we gather, as well as the diverse and vibrant Indian tribal communities who make their home here today. Visit these amazing sites to learn more about which Indigenous lands you live on:


Philanthropy can strategically partner with Tribal Nations by investing in mission-aligning community programming and supporting capacity-building efforts for greater self-sufficiency and resilience going forward. If you would like to learn more about opportunities for engagement, please contact our friends at Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC:

Things to Do in Richmond

The City of Richmond offers incredible food, natural landscapes, and a rich culture with deep, historic roots. We hope you explore the city and support local businesses in the area while attending this year’s conference.

Cultural Institutions

  • American Civil War MuseumThe American Civil War Museum explores, inspires, and promotes the public’s understanding of the Civil War’s causes, course, and consequences.
  • Black History MuseumThe mission of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) is to provide, develop, and partner, in the creation of educational resources, services, and opportunities to promote and advance understanding of the history and culture of Black people and African Americans in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Science Museum of VirginiaFrom experiential exhibitions to in-depth live demos to fun videos on social media, the Science Museum of Virginia looks for opportunities to encourage all Virginians to enrich their lives through science.
  • The ValentineThe Valentine focuses on informing and helping to build the future of the Richmond region through the history we preserve and our active engagement in the community.
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum – The VHM honors the memories of the victims every day, embraces and celebrates the survivors, and commits to keeping alive the promise of “never again.”
  • Virginia Museum of History and Culture – The Virginia Museum of History and Culture is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the most distinguished history organizations in the nation.

Food and Entertainment

  • BLK RVAThis free travel guide is a one-stop shop to Richmond’s past, present and future exploring the different cultures that make up Richmond’s unique soul.
  • Celebrate Latin Culture – Discover the cultural tapestry at the heart of RVA’s Latino community with amazing food and festivals, primarily located in the city’s Southside. If you’re coming into town the weekend before the conference, attend the ¿Qué Pasa? Festival on May 4. 
  • Out RVASee Richmond through the eyes of  locals as you explore the region’s best in LGBTQ events, nightlife, dining, arts, culture and more.
  • Play OutdoorsExplore the city’s natural playground by visiting the Capital Bike Trail, Brown’s Island, Belle Island, and the many parks across the city.