Thank you, Richmond Students!

March 2020 was the beginning of a historic period for Richmond area students. As the COVID-19 Pandemic closed schools, our city also experienced revolutionary Black Lives Matters protests and the removal of confederate statues from Monument Avenue. As students returned to school in the Fall of 2020 they witnessed a historical Presidential Election, followed by civil and political unrest. For 15 months (March 2020 – June 2021) the Valentine asked students to share their stories with our museum. These journals, blog posts, essays, drawings and pictures created by kids will describe to future generations how life in the Richmond Region changed in the Spring of 2020.

Follow along on social media as we share Richmond Stories from Richmond kids! @TheValentineRVA

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