Learn & Research

Student Programs

The Valentine’s hands-on programs and tours support history and social studies curricula while sparking curiosity and meeting your learning needs.

Museum Field Trips In-School Programs

Student City Tours School Partnerships


Teaching Resources

Supporting teachers and students is at the heart of the Valentine’s mission. Explore all of our Richmond history resources and teacher opportunities.

Collections in the Classroom Lesson Plans

Professional Learning Teacher Fellows



We will work with you to uncover the history of your house, find a photograph to illustrate a book or research paper, or see examples of fashions made, sold or worn in Richmond.

Submit a Research Question Collection Database Search

Reading Room Hours & Fees Preparing For Your Visit

Object Loans



With a focus on the history of Richmond, the Valentine houses a unique collection of objects, archival materials and textiles that document the region’s complex history.

How We Collect & Curate NAGPRA Repatriation

Undocumented Property Learn More