Monumental Exhibition Tour












Explore the Valentine’s temporary exhibition Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments 1607 – 2018, as well as the Valentine’s core exhibition This is Richmond, Virginia, and learn about the history and context of Richmond’s monuments. Students will analyze primary sources and engage in critical thinking related to this timely topic. Visit includes a civic dialog activity that prompts students to consider who decides when it comes to Monuments.

Monumental is on view through Jan. 20, 2019, and will be followed by a related exhibition, Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion. Ask about two-part visits, or pairing your gallery tour with a Capitol Square Walking Tour to view and discuss monuments in person!

Program Objectives: The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by analyzing primary and secondary sources and evaluating current events and decisions in Richmond.


Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): GOVT.1a,b,d,f,g, GOVT.3, VUS.1a,b,c,e,f, USI.9, US.II b, c