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Whose Hat is That?

Whose Hat is That?

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

Program Type: school program, summer program
Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth
Grade(s): 1, k, prek

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. Available onsite May through January, this program guides students through the Wickham Cellars and our Costume and Textiles exhibition, Our (He)Arts on our Sleeves, while discovering designs from long and today. Program can be booked as an outreach, year round.

Program Type: school program, summer program
Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth
Grade(s): 2, 1, k, prek

History Mysteries: Richmond Spies

Discover mysteries hidden in the Valentine collection and learn about the spies who called Richmond home. Elizabeth Van Lew, Mary Elizabeth Bowser and others are discussed.

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

Figures of Freedom

Beginning with Capitol Square, learn about the people that impacted freedoms in Virginia and the nation. Includes a tour of the First Freedom Center along with a stop at the Henry Box Brown monument, among others.

Program Type: school program, summer program, school walking tour
Age Range: Youth, Teens
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6, 5, 4

Wickham House and Galleries

Enjoy a guided scavenger hunt through the museum galleries and a tour of the 1812 Wickham House (includes Hands on History experience in the McClurg bedroom and Wickham Cellar).

Program Type: school program, summer program
Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth, Teens, College
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek

Looked at Lived In

Discover a variety of shapes, colors, patterns and designs and learn about life in the past as students explore the museum and buildings on the Valentine’s block of Clay Street.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth
Grade(s): k, prek

Our Changing Community

Trades and recreation activities of early Richmond residents are examined through artifact investigations, games and a craft. Students engage with hands on artifacts, play games and learn about how life in the past is different than today.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth
Grade(s): 1, k

Mapping the Monuments: History Makers in Richmond

Students utilize map skills while learning about Richmonders who shaped our local and national history. The Powhatan, Christopher Newport, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Maggie Walker, Arthur Ashe and others are discussed.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Youth
Grade(s): 3, 1

Symbols in the City: Discovering Flags

Explore the use of flags and symbols in our region and why they are important. Learn to fold a flag, sing songs and design your own flag.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Youth
Grade(s): 2, 1, k

Powhatan Indians

Students use Indian artifacts to learn about the lives of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Virginia and their reliance on natural resources. Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas, language groups and geography are discussed per grade level and artifacts and crafts are included.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Youth
Grade(s): 4, 2, k, prek

Richmond Spies

Learn about spies who lived and worked in the Richmond region during the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Students use primary sources, stories and artifacts to uncover the mystery of these intriguing figures in history.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Youth, Teens
Grade(s): 6, 5, 4

African Americans in Richmond

Students explore the identities of enslaved and free African Americans in Richmond from pre-Revolution to post Civil War by examining artifacts and primary sources. Some of the notable figures discussed in this program are Henry Box Brown, Maggie Walker and Athur Ashe.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Youth
Grade(s): 5, 4

Fall Line City History

What made Richmond a city and a capital? Students identify the City’s resources, transportation, manufacturing and history, from settlement to modern city, adding pieces to the puzzle that becomes a Fall Line City.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Youth, Teens
Grade(s): 7, 6, 5, 4

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. In this program, students analyze artifacts, photographs and other primary sources produced during this period of American conflict.

Program Type: school program
Age Range: Teens
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6
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