Fall Line and Freedom

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.

Learn how portraits can serve as primary sources and discover more artifacts from the Valentine collection that may be useful in your classroom as you explore Colonial America and Virginia.

Program Objective: Students will analyze primary and secondary sources, and apply social science skills to understand major events and history makers that shaped Richmond, State and National history.

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



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 education@thevalentine.org.

Grade Level



VS. 2, VS.5, VS.8, USI.1, VUS.1, VUS.6,

Time Period

1600-1775: Colonial, 1775-1784: Revolutionary

Program Type

Learning Trunk, Offsite, Onsite, Virtual