The Valentine offers 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.

New this fall! The Valentine will be offering virtual museum tours and programs. Read more below or email education@thevalentine.org.

In the meantime, check out our  Virtual Valentine  page for online student resources.


New for 2020



Virtual Museum Tours

The Valentine’s virtual filed trips offer the opportunity for students to experience our collections from home or the classroom in real time. Join one of our Valentine Educators on a live exploration of the our galleries and historic home, designed to engage young learners and connect to your curriculum. Explore our virtual offerings below or or use the filter to search for programs by grade.


Valentine Learning Trunks

For hybrid or in-person classrooms, the Valentine is pleased to offer Valentine Learning Trunks, a free, comprehensive museum-in-a-box experience delivered directly to you! Each trunk comes with reproduction artifacts and primary sources, activities, supplemental digital content and suggested lesson plans for integrating this hand-on experience into your curriculum.

2020 – 2021 Student Programs

 Result(s)

Design in Time Virtual Tour

Play with patterns and colors while exploring shapes and textures found in the clothes we wear and the jobs we do.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K1, K2, K3, K4, K6; Math K1, K16, 1.1g, 1.1.d, 2nd 2.1e, f, g

Wickham House Virtual Tour

Experience a customized virtual Wickham House tour in real-time built to meet your groups needs and interests.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K.1, K2, K3, K4, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, VS.1 USII.1  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.10, 3.1a, b, e, g, 3.3, 3.5, VUS.6d

History Makers Virtual Tour

In this virtual program, students are introduced to the museum and stories of important Virginia History Makers.

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

Powhatan People Virtual Tour

Join us for a virtual tour, as we 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

Era Explorations: Segregation/ Integration Virtual Program

Explore the realities of Jim Crow and the segregation and integration eras in the Greater Richmond area and the figures and disputes that shaped national change.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): USII.4c, USII.7b, USII.9a, VUS.8d, VUS.13c

Analyzing Richmond’s Monuments Virtual Program

In this virtual program, students will discuss the nature of public memory and engage in critical thinking related to this timely topic.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): VS.1, VS.8, USII, USII.3, USII.4, CE.1, VUS.1, VUS.7, GOVT.1, GOVT.3, GOVT.9

Ballot Battle: Women’s Suffrage Virtual Program

In this virtual program, students will discuss the nature of public memory and engage in critical thinking related to this timely topic.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): USII.1, USII.4, CE.1, CE.3, VUS.8, English 6.6, 6.7,7.6, 7.7, 8.6 and 8.7

Valentine Learning Trunks

For students learning together in-person, the Valentine is pleased to offer Valentine Learning Trunks, a comprehensive museums in a box experience delivered directly to your classroom!

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek
 Result(s)

Design in Time Virtual Tour

Play with patterns and colors while exploring shapes and textures found in the clothes we wear and the jobs we do.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K1, K2, K3, K4, K6; Math K1, K16, 1.1g, 1.1.d, 2nd 2.1e, f, g

Wickham House Virtual Tour

Experience a customized virtual Wickham House tour in real-time built to meet your groups needs and interests.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek
SOL(s): K.1, K2, K3, K4, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, VS.1 USII.1  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.10, 3.1a, b, e, g, 3.3, 3.5, VUS.6d

History Makers Virtual Tour

In this virtual program, students are introduced to the museum and stories of important Virginia History Makers.

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

Powhatan People Virtual Tour

Join us for a virtual tour, as we 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

Era Explorations: Segregation/ Integration Virtual Program

Explore the realities of Jim Crow and the segregation and integration eras in the Greater Richmond area and the figures and disputes that shaped national change.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): USII.4c, USII.7b, USII.9a, VUS.8d, VUS.13c

Analyzing Richmond’s Monuments Virtual Program

In this virtual program, students will discuss the nature of public memory and engage in critical thinking related to this timely topic.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): VS.1, VS.8, USII, USII.3, USII.4, CE.1, VUS.1, VUS.7, GOVT.1, GOVT.3, GOVT.9

Ballot Battle: Women’s Suffrage Virtual Program

In this virtual program, students will discuss the nature of public memory and engage in critical thinking related to this timely topic.

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): USII.1, USII.4, CE.1, CE.3, VUS.8, English 6.6, 6.7,7.6, 7.7, 8.6 and 8.7

Valentine Learning Trunks

For students learning together in-person, the Valentine is pleased to offer Valentine Learning Trunks, a comprehensive museums in a box experience delivered directly to your classroom!

Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek