Design in Time

Join a Valentine Educator to dive into pattern and color while exploring the clothes we wear and the jobs we do.

During this program, a Valentine Educator will share objects and stories from the museum’s Costume and Textiles collections, discovering clothing from long ago and today. Students will compare past and present and learn about how community helpers have dressed in the past and today.

Program Objectives: Students will identify colors, shape and designs found in the clothing collection and relate them to their everyday life. Includes pre-visit materials and videos that provide supplemental content and activities!

Available as:

  • Museum Field Trip
  • In-school Outreach Program
  • Learning Trunk
  • Virtual Visit

This program can be modified to meet most grade levels and the Pre-k Creative Curriculum Clothing Unit!



Program Fees & Details:

  • 60 minute onsite program | $5 per student
  • 60 minute outreach program | $5 per student
  • Learning trunks | $60 flat rate per school with delivery within 30 miles of the Valentine
  • Virtual visits | $50 flat rate per program
  • Programs are always free for RPS and Title 1 schools. Funding available based on need for other programs upon request.
  • Questions? Call 804-649-0711 ext. 317 or email

Grade Level

Elementary, Pre-K


K1, K2, K3, K4, K6; Math K1, K16, 1.1g, 1.1.d, 2nd 2.1e, f, g

Time Period

1900-1950: Early 20th Century

Program Type

Learning Trunk, Offsite, Onsite, Virtual