RUI University Partnerships

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture - Partnership since 2019

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society – a private, nonprofit organization. As the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, their mission is to connect people to America’s past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Commonwealth’s history, we link the past to the present and inspire future generations. Join the Education Staff at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to explore history using items from our nearly nine-million-item collection.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park - Partnership since 2017

The mission of The Mariners’ Museum and Park is to connect people to the world’s waters because that is how we are connected to one another. Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart. During these times, we believe our Museum has a powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. We strive to provide an intellectual and emotional experience that is shared by generations, across cultures, and without barriers or judgment. It’s not just about displaying artifacts, but having our visitors learn and feel something, while awakening and introducing them to their maritime roots. It is through exploration of our collection and engaging experiences that we connect people to the world’s waterways. A steward of one of the world’s most extensive maritime collections, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 32,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. We provide access to the collection through exhibitions, loans, publications, educational programs, and online media. The Museum is proud to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and follows its standards of care to ensure the survival of the collection for generations yet to come.

Norfolk Tour Company - Partnership since 2019

The mission of The Mariners’ Museum and Park is to connect people to the world’s waters because that is how we are connected to one another. Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart. During these times, we believe our Museum has a powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. We strive to provide an intellectual and emotional experience that is shared by generations, across cultures, and without barriers or judgment. It’s not just about displaying artifacts, but having our visitors learn and feel something, while awakening and introducing them to their maritime roots. It is through exploration of our collection and engaging experiences that we connect people to the world’s waterways. A steward of one of the world’s most extensive maritime collections, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 32,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. We provide access to the collection through exhibitions, loans, publications, educational programs, and online media. The Museum is proud to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and follows its standards of care to ensure the survival of the collection for generations yet to come.

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill - Partnership since 2020

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is a non-profit devoted to education and historic preservation of Patrick Henry’s final home and burial place. Established in 1944, the Foundation promotes educational and research programs about the life, character, times, philosophy, and legacy of Patrick Henry. As part of that mission, the Foundation maintains and interprets over 1,000 acres of Patrick’s original plantation land including his original law office and gravesite, as well as a reconstructed home, kitchen, cabin, and much more. Also on site is a museum to house what is now the largest collection of Patrick Henry-related artifacts in the country.