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The Museum of Virginia Catholic History, located in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting artifacts that interpret the heritage and traditions of Catholicism in the Commonwealth.  Serving as an educational resource for those seeking a greater understanding of Virginia’s Catholic history, the museum is proud to offer curriculum-based school tour programs. For more information, please visit the website for the Museum & Diocesan Archives.





On Exhibit Now! Let Thy Will Be Done: Catholic Chaplains and the Daughters of Charity in Civil War Richmond”  This exhibit illustrates the ministry that chaplains from our Diocese and the Daughters of Charity provided to Civil War soldiers in hospitals and on the battlefield. Highlights include a chaplain’s “tent Mass” scene, a recreation of a Civil War hospital room, Confederate soldier’s uniform and a representation of a 19th century nun’s habit. Also featured are historic photographs, wartime correspondence, a Confederate War Bond, and other unique treasures from the Diocesan Archives. To schedule a guided tour for your parish group, organizationon or students, please call 804-359-5651.