Valentine programs support critical thinking, collaboration, communication, media literacy and other 21st century skills that help students succeed in the Information Age. Impactful and fun experiences spark students’ curiosity with the flexibility to meet your curriculum needs. With a learning format for every classroom, Valentine programs are SOL-aligned and free for Title 1 Schools. Explore our program formats and featured topics below!
The Valentine’s field experiences bring history to life. Students will discover Richmond stories in our exhibition galleries, explore life in the historic Wickham House, and visit our Education Center for hands-on history experiences. Make a day of it and add a walking tour to your visit or pack a lunch and eat in our beautiful garden.
We offer multiple ways to bring Richmond history resources into your classroom, from outreach educator visits to learning trunks with hands-on materials delivered to your school and live virtual tours using classroom technology. Let’s explore how we can connect your students with our resources!
Join a Valentine Educator to dive into pattern and color while exploring the clothes we wear and the jobs we do.
Students identify Egyptian, Greek and Roman design elements in the historic Wickham House, Valentine galleries and throughout Richmond architecture, reinforcing concepts and culture through hands-on activities and fables.
Introduce your students to the stories that museums tell with a focus on Virginia history makers, including Pocahontas, Arthur Ashe, Maggie Walker, George Washington.
Tour the Valentine galleries and explore how the Revolutionary War impacted three local citizens as we discuss what freedom meant in 1776, in 1865 and what it means today.
These programs engage secondary students in analyzing primary sources from the Valentine's collection including images, artifacts, photographs and archival materials that illuminate local impact and experience of significant moments in American history.
On this guided walking tour students explore the Virginia State Capitol's history, architecture and monuments.