Are you passionate about Richmond and curious to learn about the history that shaped the city we know today? Or brand new to Richmond and just want to absorb as much as possible about what’s made your new hometown the vibrant and diverse city that led you here?

Join us for a deep dive into the region’s past with our six-week course I Know Richmond, a class that takes an in-depth look at Richmond stories with particular emphasis on overlooked history and transforming how we represent Richmond today. This immersive experience will not only build a strong foundation in Richmond history, it will also help you draw connections between the Region’s past and present to deepen your understanding of this dynamic region today.

The Valentine’s I Know Richmond class is open to everyone, and there are no assignments or tests! We just require a natural curiosity and genuine interest in learning more about Richmond’s history. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for those in the tourism industry who want to strengthen their skills and knowledge. Current Richmond tour guides are encouraged!

Secure your spot in our fall 2023 session, October 8 – November 12, 2023 from 1-5 p.m. Students are required to register for all six weeks. Those who attend more than five sessions will receive a certificate of distinction. Registration closes October 1. Click here to register.

I Know Richmond is offered each fall and spring on Sunday afternoon from 1-5p.m. Classes are led by knowledgeable Valentine staff, and sessions include mix of guest experts, walking tours guides, behind the scenes site visits and museum tours. The first class meets at the Valentine Museum (1015 East Clay Street, Richmond VA 23223). Subsequent classes meet at different historic locations throughout the region.

Questions? Please email or call Liz Reilly-Brown, Director of Education & Engagement at 804-649-0711 ext. 319.

This program is made possible through the sponsorship of the Richmond Association of Realtors and partnership of Richmond Region Tourism.