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Virginia Baptist Historical Society


Organization Overview

The Virginia Baptist Historical Society (VBHS) is among oldest and largest of the state Baptist historical organizations in the United States. Since its inception, the objective of VBHS remains, “To Discover, Procure and Preserve Whatever May Relate to the History of Christianity and to the BAPTIST DENOMINATION OF VIRGINIA In Particular.” As a repository, it consists of the archives, library, art and artifacts reflecting the history of Virginia Baptists from their beginnings (1715) to the present. Through its historic relationships, especially with the churches and agencies of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (1823), the Society has accrued significant holdings across its nearly 150-year role in the field. VBHS maintains its own collections, staff, programming and publishing.
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Educational Offerings
Publications, annual lectures
Focus of Your Collection
The History of Baptists in Virginia and Beyond
City or County (or out of state)