Programs & Tours

Programs & Tours

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Summer Enrichment Programs      

The Valentine offers summer programs for ages 4-12 that make Richmond history unforgettable. 

Please note that due to renovations in our galleries, all summer programs will be taught as outreach.  We are happy to come to you!

Programs are one hour in length.
Select your own date and time. 

Contact: (804) 649-0711 ext. 317/318 or email education@thevalentine.org.


2015 S
ummer Programs


Hear ye Richmond!
(ages 4-6)
From the town crier to the internet, students will explore how we share information and communicate through artifacts, stories, crafts and tongue twisters.

Whose Hat is That?
(ages 4-6)
Using our collection of hats, dance and stories, students examine roles in our community from long ago and today.

Three Sisters (age 5-8)
Explore the agricultural and hunting practices of the Eastern Woodland Indians and learn about the Powhatans' reliance on natural resources.

Looked at and Lived in (ages 6-9) ONSITE ONLY
Tour the 1812 Wickham House to locate the shapes and activities that make a house into a home and design a house of your own.

Summer Games and Sunday Toys (ages 6-9)
Play games from the past and learn about the daily life of children in the 1800s.

Buzzing about Neon
(ages 7-10) ONSITE ONLY
Looking at the Valentine collection of signs, learn about commercial art in Richmond and the culture of neon signs before creating a sign for your business.

History Mystery (ages 8-12)
Become an archeologist as you sift through a reproduction squirrels nest like one found in the Wickham House. Using recycled materials, create your own nest to show what might be collected in a house today.

Whatchamacallits and Thingamajigs (ages 8-12)
What might this be? Who would have used it? How might it have been used? Children will identify artifacts and learn how museums preserve artifacts.

Figures of Freedom: Program and Walking Tour (ages 8-12) ONSITE ONLY
Beginning with Capitol Square and finishing at 14th and Canal, learn about the people that impacted freedoms in Virginia and the nation. Includes a tour of the First Freedom Center.

Additional walking tours available on our web site

Fees                

  • $4 per student (Maximum group size is 28)      
  • $65 minimum for onsite programs
  • $75 minimum for offsite programs 
  • Fee assistance available on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, contact 804.649.0711 ext. 317/318 or email education@thevalentine.org.