Virginia Political History Project
The Virginia Political History Project focuses on the rich political history, policy, and political leadership of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Beginning in 1998 with the Center’s founding, the annual Virginia Political History Conference has taken many forms over the decades including multi-day annual summer conferences, many of these conferences also serve as settings for our ongoing PBS series “No Higher Honor” focused on modern-era Virginia governors and landmark events in Virginia history.
To date, the Center for Politics has produced eight related documentaries on Virginia-related topics.
The VPHP also focuses on educating elementary and middle school children on the importance of civic participation through summer camps on the grounds of Montesano, the home of the Center for Politics.
Beginning in 2020, VPHP will host a 2-day summer conference for teachers. This conference will provide K-12 teachers in Virginia with additional tools to teach civics education in their classroom while promoting civil discourse.