Virginia Museum of Veiled History

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Virginia Museum of Veiled History

Virginia Museum of Veiled History
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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 Congress. Proprietor and writer Larry Yates is there 11 am- 7pm Friday-Sunday with exhibits, videos and publications.
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Hvfaath
Central Virginia12 contributions
A nice stop in Selma
Jul 2018
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 made a call and he opened up. There are nice artifacts here and the staff is knowlegable and ready to answer questions. It is not a big museum, sadly because there is no much history here, you can get through it in an hour. This museum is actually kind of dedicated to the "foot soldiers" of Bloody Sunday - the nameless, un-famous, ordinary people who supported and took part in the march. This museum tells their story. Humbling experience.
Written November 6, 2018
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FofStephensCityVa
Stephens City, VA1 contribution
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Sep 2017 • Family
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 occur both legally and illegally throughout Virginia’s history. This museum parts a veil of bias and misinformation and gets to the heart of how history is used to oppress some and keep others in power.
Written November 12, 2017
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Marie V
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A different kind of museum with a very important perspective.
May 2017 • Friends
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, artifacts, pictures, and memorabilia, spanning over 150 years. Alongside these he has included a number of his own excellent photos. He also created some really well researched video narrations and a couple of publications that are very informative. I brought home a piece that explores how textbooks have hidden the oppression of African Americans in this part of the world.

While there are a few whimsical touches, it is mostly a very serious exploration of race relations through the past couple of centuries.

I recommend it to anyone in the DC area as well as to visitors to the area. It is located in downtown Winchester, Virginia.
Written November 11, 2017
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Nevin Z
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An absolute must-see
Sep 2017 • Friends
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 by the wealthy and powerful. This museum is very different. Like I said, I've lived here my whole life and learned many new things about Virginia's past from visiting. The curator is also a very wise, engaging, and kind person as well. Don't leave this one off your list!
Written November 11, 2017
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astrologerjenny
Rockville, MD1 contribution
Not just for history buffs
Sep 2017 • Solo
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 ever heard of the Virginia Constitution of 1902? What about Robert Milroy? The museum is full of photos, artifacts, and stories about events and people who've had a profound (but unheralded) effect on Virginia history.
Written September 6, 2017
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Transparent T
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Not the usual museum!
Jun 2017 • Family
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 interested in learning about the past and not just the stuff they limit you to in school, you can't go wrong here. We weren't able to get through everything and we will be going back for a more detailed tour.
Written August 4, 2017
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