The Virginia Historical Society and Museum, where your tour of Virginia’s 16,000-year history begins. Travel from Virginia’s prehistoric days to the present in The Story of Virginia, an American Experience, a permanent exhibition featuring thousands of artifacts including the only life portrait of Pocahontas, 19th-century farmhouse, a Conestoga wagon, the first electric streetcar, rare Civil War items, WWII memorabilia and much more. Other galleries feature exhibitions on famous Virginians, portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery and Four Seasons of the Confederacy, the Civil War mural painted by French artist Charles Hofbauer. Make the Virginia Historical Society and Museum your first stop into Virginia s past.