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VAM Museum Advocacy Day 2024

Join VAM and the museum community in advocating for your museum.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

Join us for Virginia Museum Advocacy Day 2024! Register TODAY!

Registration ends on January 17, 2024 at midnight.
With a new General Assembly, it is more important than ever to participate in Advocacy Day! Join us at 9:00 AM on the 7th Floor South Subcommittee Room in the Virginia General Assembly Building, Richmond, VA.

Virginia Museum Advocacy Day gives us a chance to connect with legislators to promote your organization and VAM as an essential resource in the Commonwealth.

Schedule: (subject to change as appointments with legislators change):

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Breakfast Reception in the General Assembly Building: 

7th Floor South Subcommittee Room

201 North 9th Street

Richmond, Virginia 23219

10:30 am - 11:30 am                                    Meetings with Delegates and Senators 
Noon to 1:00 pm                         

Introduction in the House of Delegates and the Senate in the Capitol

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm                                Lunch
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm                                Meetings with Delegates and Senators in the General Assembly Building

For More Information:

Rick Hurley
Rick Hurley
Executive Director Virginia Association of Museums (804)358-3172

Advocacy Day Tips:

  • Helpful Apps--Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) has created a nice app available for download to your phone in your app store that serves as a Virginia General Assembly Directory. It has all the House & Senate Members, Contact Information, Map of their new office in the General Assembly Building, and Committee Assignments. For Google Play, visit this link.

  • Attire--We suggest that you dress in business attire for this event--a suit isn't necessary, but you want to look tailored and professional.  Definitely choose comfortable shoes for walking, though--you will be doing a lot of that!

  • Parking--Parking is always an issue downtown during the General Assembly session, so be sure to leave time for a little circling. Read more...

For more information, contact Rick Hurley, Executive Director of VAM: