The Heritage Gallery of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society is available for group tours conducted by the VBHS staff by appointment. The programs often include a guided walk through the exhibits including narration of the 36-panel Virginia Baptist History Mural.

Of special interest is the "free indeed!" exhibit which remains on view through 2014.  It is a landmark exhibit concerned with the relationships between whites and blacks in the Baptist Churches of Virginia prior to Emancipation as well as the trials and triumphs of the enslaved.  Hundreds of visitors including numerous churches and civic groups have scheduled guided tours of the special exhibit.

The programs are ideal for Baptist church groups including senior adults, missions support organizations, and youth groups. The programs usually emphasize the Baptist contribution to religious liberty and to missions. Changing exhibits afford the opportunity for return visits by groups.
Most tours require 60 to 90 minutes and groups are usually limited to no more than 15 persons.  Most of the groups schedule lunch in the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center on the campus - it is a full service food court which appeals to the visitors.
For further information and to schedule a tour group, contact: 
Elsie Richards
VBHS
P.O. Box 34
University of Richmond, VA. 23173
or telephone (804)289-8434.

 
 
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