The story of Virginia Literary’s from the time of its beginnings as a colony to the present day—is recorded here at the Virginia Literary Festival. Our collections are stuffed with the stories we protect for future generations to review and fancy. Rare books and documents, fine art, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, ephemera, photographs, prints, journals, wills, deeds, acts, sculpture, architectural plans, correspondence, bibles, and serials are among the things housed at the Literary.
Many of our things require conservation treatment before they’ll be made accessible to researchers and guests for years to come. Only through professional conservation can we have a tendency to extend the lifetime of many fragile works.