Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


The Omohundros

In 1996, the name Omohundro was added to the Institute of Early American History and Culture in recognition of a generous gift from Malvern Hill “M.H.” Omohundro, Jr. and Elizabeth “Libby” Overbey Omohundro. The Omohundros began supporting the OI in the 1970s and made it the principal beneficiary of their estate.

To read more about the Omohundro family, including M.H.’s paternal great-uncle, Silas Omohundro, who owned slaves and married Corinna Hinton Omohundro, an enslaved woman, as well as what this lineage means to the OI's mission, please see our blog.