The Valentine offers hands-on, interactive student programs and tours that enhance classroom instruction and make history come alive!

All programs are compatible with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements and led by Valentine Educators and Guides. Browse programs below or use the filter to search for programs by type or grade. View our 2018-2019 Student Programs & Tours Brochure.

We are now taking reservations for the 2018-2019 academic year! Advance registration is required for all programs. For questions please contact education@thevalentine.org.


New This Year:

2018-2019 Student Programs & Tours

 Result(s)

Whose Hat is That?

Using hats, dance and stories, students examine roles in our community from long ago and today!

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K1, K2

Design in Time

Play with patterns and colors while exploring shapes and textures found in the houses we live in, the clothes we wear and the art we make.

Program Type: school program, summer program
Grade(s): 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): Social Studies: K1, K2, K3, K4, K6; Math K1, K16

History Mysteries: Richmond Spies

Discover mysteries hidden in the Valentine collection and learn about the spies who called Richmond home.

Program Type: summer program
Grade(s): 7, 6, 5, 4, 3

Figures of Freedom Walking Tour

Beginning with Capitol Square, learn about the people that impacted freedoms in Virginia and the nation.

Program Type: school program, summer program, school walking tour
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
SOL(s): VS.1a-g, VS.5b,d, VS.6a-d, VS.7c

Wickham House and Gallery Tour

Experience a customized Wickham House tour and gallery experience built to meet your groups needs and interests.

Program Type: school program, summer program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek

Looked at Lived In

Explore buildings and maps in Richmond while learning about shapes, patterns and designs!

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): k, prek
SOL(s): K2, K3, K4

Our Changing Community

Trades and recreation activities of early Richmond residents are examined through artifact investigations, games and a craft.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 1, k
SOL(s): K1, K2, K7, K8

Mapping the Monuments: History Makers in Richmond

Students utilize map skills while learning about Richmonders who shaped local and national history.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 3, 1
SOL(s): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.10, VS.1a, VS, 2e, VS.3g, VS.5b

Symbols in the City: Discovering Flags

Explore the use of flags and symbols in our region and why they are important.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 2, 1, k
SOL(s): 1.1, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13

Powhatan People

Students will explore the Valentine collection and galleries, engage with primary sources and learn more about the Powhatan people who called the Richmond region home prior to colonization.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 4, 2, k, prek
SOL(s): 2.1a, 2.3, 2.7, VS.1f, VS.2

Greek by Design

Students identify Greek and Roman neoclassical elements in the 1812 Wickham House, Valentine galleries and throughout Richmond architecture.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 3
SOL(s): 3.1, 3.3, 3.5

Richmond Spies

Learn about spies who lived and worked in the Richmond region during the Revolutionary and Civil wars.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 6, 5, 4
SOL(s): VS.1, VS.7, V.8

African Americans in Richmond

Students explore the identities of enslaved and free African Americans in Richmond from pre-Revolution to post Civil War.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 5, 4
SOL(s): VS.1, VS.5b, VS.7c, VS.8b, VS9d

Fall Line City History

What made Richmond a city and a capital? Discover what makes our city historical and unique.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 7, 6, 5, 4
SOL(s): VS. 2, VS.5, VS.8, USI.1, VUS.1, VUS.6,

Era Explorations: Richmond in Black, White and Gray

Examine the Civil War in Richmond through the lives of the free and enslaved, Union and Confederate, and through the lens of prolific photographers.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): VS.1, USI.1,USI.9, VUS.1, VUS.7a
 Result(s)

Whose Hat is That?

Using hats, dance and stories, students examine roles in our community from long ago and today!

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K1, K2

Design in Time

Play with patterns and colors while exploring shapes and textures found in the houses we live in, the clothes we wear and the art we make.

Program Type: school program, summer program
Grade(s): 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): Social Studies: K1, K2, K3, K4, K6; Math K1, K16

History Mysteries: Richmond Spies

Discover mysteries hidden in the Valentine collection and learn about the spies who called Richmond home.

Program Type: summer program
Grade(s): 7, 6, 5, 4, 3

Figures of Freedom Walking Tour

Beginning with Capitol Square, learn about the people that impacted freedoms in Virginia and the nation.

Program Type: school program, summer program, school walking tour
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
SOL(s): VS.1a-g, VS.5b,d, VS.6a-d, VS.7c

Wickham House and Gallery Tour

Experience a customized Wickham House tour and gallery experience built to meet your groups needs and interests.

Program Type: school program, summer program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek

Looked at Lived In

Explore buildings and maps in Richmond while learning about shapes, patterns and designs!

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): k, prek
SOL(s): K2, K3, K4

Our Changing Community

Trades and recreation activities of early Richmond residents are examined through artifact investigations, games and a craft.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 1, k
SOL(s): K1, K2, K7, K8

Mapping the Monuments: History Makers in Richmond

Students utilize map skills while learning about Richmonders who shaped local and national history.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 3, 1
SOL(s): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.10, VS.1a, VS, 2e, VS.3g, VS.5b

Symbols in the City: Discovering Flags

Explore the use of flags and symbols in our region and why they are important.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 2, 1, k
SOL(s): 1.1, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13

Powhatan People

Students will explore the Valentine collection and galleries, engage with primary sources and learn more about the Powhatan people who called the Richmond region home prior to colonization.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 4, 2, k, prek
SOL(s): 2.1a, 2.3, 2.7, VS.1f, VS.2

Greek by Design

Students identify Greek and Roman neoclassical elements in the 1812 Wickham House, Valentine galleries and throughout Richmond architecture.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 3
SOL(s): 3.1, 3.3, 3.5

Richmond Spies

Learn about spies who lived and worked in the Richmond region during the Revolutionary and Civil wars.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 6, 5, 4
SOL(s): VS.1, VS.7, V.8

African Americans in Richmond

Students explore the identities of enslaved and free African Americans in Richmond from pre-Revolution to post Civil War.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 5, 4
SOL(s): VS.1, VS.5b, VS.7c, VS.8b, VS9d

Fall Line City History

What made Richmond a city and a capital? Discover what makes our city historical and unique.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 7, 6, 5, 4
SOL(s): VS. 2, VS.5, VS.8, USI.1, VUS.1, VUS.6,

Era Explorations: Richmond in Black, White and Gray

Examine the Civil War in Richmond through the lives of the free and enslaved, Union and Confederate, and through the lens of prolific photographers.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): VS.1, USI.1,USI.9, VUS.1, VUS.7a