Join us to Discover Richmond Stories! Hands-on programs for students of all ages. All programs are 60 minutes and include a tour and a craft. Programs are available both onsite and as outreach.

Program fees: Groups of 16 and fewer – $70 flat rate | Groups of 17 and more- $4 per student. Reservations required. $25 deposit per program due to reserve your visit. 

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2018 Summer Programs

Design in Time (ages 4-7)
Play with patterns and colors while exploring shapes and textures found in the houses we live, the clothes we wear, and the art we make . For onsite visits this program includes a tour through our Costumes and Textiles exhibition, Pretty Powerful!

Summer Games and Sunday Toys (ages 6-9)
Play games from the past and learn about the daily life of children in the 1800’s.

History Mysteries: Richmond Spies (ages 7-12)
Discover mysteries hidden in the Valentine collection and learn about Richmond’s very own spies.

Curation and Creation: Wallpaper designs: (ages 6 and up)  Discover how a rat’s nest found in the 1812 Wickham House led our curators to learn all about wallpaper design.  Students explore the museum, get hands-on history experience and create their own wallpaper print.

Capitol Square and Figures of Freedom Walking Tour (ages 9 and up)
Beginning at Capitol Square, learn about the people that impacted freedoms in Virginia and the nation. Includes a tour of the Valentine museum or First Freedom Center.

African Americans in Richmond Bus Tour (modified for all ages)
On this guided bus tour, with stops at the Maggie Walker Historic Site, the Civil Rights Memorial on Capitol Square and Lumpkin’s Jail site, students explore the important role African Americans played in our city and state history.

Wickham House and Galleries (modified for all ages)
Enjoy a guided scavenger hunt through the museum galleries and a tour of the 1812 Wickham House!