BackStory gratefully acknowledges and thanks its generous supporters.

Major support for BackStory is provided by an Anonymous Donor, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

A picture of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation Logo


BackStory receives additional support from Weinstein Properties, History Channel, and The Tomato Fund, a part of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia.


Many other individual donors, sometimes contributing through private foundations, also make it possible for BackStory to bring history to life. Among these are:

The W. L. Lyons, Jr. Charitable Foundation

KAT Foundation

Laura H. Boland

Trish and David Crowe

Sally and Steve Herman

B. Thomas Mansbach

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hofheimer

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph W. Church, Jr.

Claire W. Gargalli

Jay Weinberg and Marilyn Simon

If you’d like to learn more about sponsoring BackStory, contact