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See vivid evidence of the history behind the scenes -- the real history veiled by the powerful in Virginia. A Winchester resident wrote the Fugitive Slave Act. Another ran Virginia for 40 years but isn't spoken of. Another went from slavery to...more
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705 S Loudoun St, Rte 50 from Exit 313 off I-81 -- comes within 2 blocks., Winchester, VA 22601-4645
My fiance and I came to Selma looking to learn and grow as people. This museum added to our experience. They were not even open at the time when we went but because the curator of another museum knew the curatoer of this one, she...More
Larry Yates is an accommodating host and willing to teach. I’ve visited twice and learned something new about Virginia’s history both times. I really appreciate knowing about General Milroy and the connections between him and the Emancipation Proclamation’s implementation locally. I also learned how lynchings...More
A little while ago Titi and I visited Larry Yates at his Virginia Museum of Veiled History. His mission is to lift the veil that covers the history of racism in the Southern United States, particularly in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
His collection includes articles,...More
Take it from me, a life-long resident of Virginia; if you are visiting or traveling through Winchester and you want to learn about the local history, this absolutely must be your first stop. Many museums in Virginia give you a distorted view of history, written...More
Winners write history, and this means that it's not always accurate. This museum is dedicated to revealing what's been hidden from view. After decades of research, writing, and working as a community organizer, the proprietor, Larry Yates, is very knowledgeable about local history. Have you...More
I stopped by with my son and his boyfriend and we were pleasantly surprised at all the musuem has to offer. Each exhibit has a fascinating story behind it and the proprietor is well versed in history that you won't see anywhere else. If you're...More