"I was mesmerized with the story and her words!" Peggy Salazar, Principal, Oakview Elementary School Montgomery County, MD

"I've never seen the boys so still. You had their attention while having fun with your Halloween stories." Scout Leader Alexandria, VA

"You completely captivated the students!" Carmen Holmes, Principal Windsor Hills Elementary School Baltimore, MD

Virginia Keeping is a professional storyteller who delights adults and children in:

  • schools,
  • museums,
  • camps,
  • Boy/Girl Scouts,
  • private gatherings,
  • senior centers.

She tells stories full of laughter, joy, & tears ... stories inspire, spark the imagination, touch the heart, while educating. She loves historical stories as well as personal tales, ghost stories, tall tales, & more

Ms Keeping is most noted for her historical portrayal series of Molly Bannaky, the 17th century English grandmother of Benjamin Banneker, the first African-American man of math, science, and astronomy. She has told told these stories for over five years at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum plus other venues. As Molly Bannaky, Ms Keeping interacts with guests for various special occasions as well as her regular performances in June to celebrate the Museums' opening anniversary & in November for Benjamin's birthday. The stories of Molly & her family have been showcased at Accokeek Colonial Farm, Oakley Cabin & the Maryland Historical Society.