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Virginia Museum Stories


Share Your Virginia Museum Story!



We want to celebrate with all of you by collecting and promoting short videos that you make to share your own personal Virginia Museum stories.

The sky's the limit on your story topic, but limit the length to around 1 minute.

See examples of topics and instructions on how to share your story video with us, below.

What can you think of to share with us?


Browse VAM's 50-Forward Anniversary Museum Stories! (alphabetical order)


Tracy Gillespie, Site Manager at Aldie Mill Historic Park: Inviting Colleagues from the U.K to VAM's Annual Conference

Scott HarrisDirector at The James Monroe Museum: Career Foundations and Friends

Doug HarveyRetired - Lynchburg Museum System: Career Benefits of VAM

Al SchweizerRetired - Children's Museum of Portsmith: Being hooked on VAM




Some examples for your storyline

  • How did you get into the museum field?
  • Why does your museum/historic site matter?
  • What is your most memorable on-the-job experience?
  • What was your first job in the museum field and how did it help you?
  • As a museum professional, what does VAM mean to you?

How to share your museum story video with us

  • Post it on your institution's YouTube channel and send us a link to it
  • Share your YouTube link on Twitter by clicking the Share button on your video's page, choose Twitter, compose your Tweet and include the hashtags #VaMuseumStory and tag us with @vamuseums
  • Share your video directly to Twitter by clicking the Tweet button, click the add media button, Open your video file and in the edit window trim the length if you need to cut off wasted space in the beginning or end of the video. Click Done when you are finished. Compose your Tweet and include the hashtags #VaMuseumStory and tag us with @vamuseums
  • Send us the complete video file via WeTransfer at

 If you need assistance with sharing or have any questions about the videos, contact us at



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