As you may have heard, the recently released White House budget blueprint calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a host of other agencies.
For fifty years, the NEH and NEA have supported programs like those of VFH - including Encyclopedia Virginia. These programs reach nearly every American with opportunities to understand, to discover new perspectives, to reflect and engage.
We need your help NOW to urge members of Congress to preserve the vital work of these agencies. All it takes is a few phone calls. And believe it or not, it matters. Learn more...
Wearing a night cap and shawl, Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, the wife of Robert E. Lee, sits in a wheelchair in Lexington, Virginia, around 1868. This glass-plate image was made by local photographer Michael Miley.