Virginia Literary Festival Women in History

On Virginia’s Literary history, girls have played vital, but usually overlooked, roles as educators, entrepreneurs, nurses, lay leaders, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, laborers, and community builders.

The Virginia Literary Festival recognizes and celebrates girls’s accomplishments in all walks of life with the annual Virginia Ladies in History program, which honors eight ladies, past and gift, who developed new approaches to previous issues, strove for excellence based on the courage of their convictions, and initiated changes in their communities, state, and nation that still impact our lives these days.

The Virginia Literary Festival sponsors a selection of statewide activities for Virginia Girls in History. Click on the tabs for additional information about our programs.