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Controversy/History Series

The Valentine’s Controversy/History series explores present-day issues facing the Richmond community by pairing historic debates with modern data, encouraging important discussions that inspire action and promote progress.

Each event is co-hosted by Director Bill Martin and Coffee with Strangers host Kelli Lemon, with expert speakers and a moderated, in-depth conversation among attendees.

The full schedule of 2018-2019 dates and topics can be found below:

November 6, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Education: Segregation Then & Now

December 4, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
James River: Commerce or Recreation?

January 8, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Workforce Preparation: Race & Labor

February 5, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Healthy Community: Disease & Disparity

April 2, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
A Tale of Two Cities: Richmond or RVA?


32nd Annual Court End Christmas

The 32nd Court End Christmas will take place Sunday, December 9, from 12 to 5 p.m. Free admission and shuttle transportation will be provided to the following historic sites:

The Valentine, the Valentine First Freedom CenterHistoric St. John’s Church, Virginia State Capitol, The John Marshall House, Monumental Church and the American Civil War Museum’s White House of the Confederacy.

This fun community event includes children’s activities, carriage rides, performances, refreshments, gift shops, music and tours.

Schedule of Events at the Valentine:

Museum Performances & Appearances
12:00 Klezm’Or’Ami’m Band (Lower Level)
1:00-2:00 Eliza B. Askin Calendar Signing (Museum Store)
2:30 Rumput (Lower Level)

Clay Street Performances & Appearances
1:45 Nikki-Dee Ray Welcomes Guests
2:00 William Fox Elementary School Choir
2:45 Minds in Motion Ambassadors
3:30 SPARC Touring Ensemble
4:00 VUU D2D Step Team

Entertainment & Activities
11:00-4:00 Ardent Craft Ales (Clay Street)
12:00-2:00 103.7 Play (Clay Street)
12:00-4:00 Carriage Rides (10th & Clay Streets)
12:00-4:00 Children’s Crafts (Education Center)

Ongoing Tours
Self-Guided Tours of Exhibitions in All Galleries
Guided Tours of the 1812 Wickham House
(last tour begins at 4:00)