Throughout the year, the Valentine offers free teacher professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers in the Richmond region. Join us for these engaging workshops and learn how to bring Richmond History into your classroom! 

Check out our Summer 2022 workshop oppertunities below. All participants will receive a Valentine membership and a certificate of professional development hours.   

Don’t see something youre looking for? Let us know and we will be happy to arrange a professional development program for your group! (Five teacher/ administrator minimum to schedule.) Email for more info.

Summer 2022 Teacher Workshops & Tours

Advance registration is required and space is limited. Click the date to learn more and register.

June 29 | 9 – 11 a.m.  – Fall Line and Freedom Workshop
What does freedom mean today? What did it mean in Richmond in 1776?  Explore how the establishment of a new nation impacted Richmonders. 

July 12 | 9 a.m. – Noon – Ancients in the Neighborhood Walking Tour & Greek by Design Workshop
Explore Richmond architecture influenced by Egypt, Greece and Ancient Rome. 

July 14 | 9 – 11 a.m. – Three Objects: One Story Workshop
Learn how the Valentine uses objects to tell stories about our community and how you can use this method in the classroom.

July 20 | 9 – 11 a.m. – James River & Canals Walking Tour
Explore the James River and learn about the development of Richmond’s canals in the early 19th century.

July 27 | 9 – 11 a.m. – Past, Present & Primary Sources Workshop
Learn how to utilize primary sources from the Valentine collection in your classroom and explore connections between seemingly different objects.  

July 28 | 9 – 11 a.m. – Figures of Freedom Shockoe Bottom Walking Tour
Learn about the people that impacted freedoms in Virginia. 

August 3 | 9 a.m. – Noon – Monument Avenue: Origins and Reverberations Augmented Reality Walking Tour
Using augmented reality glasses, join us for an innovative experience! See the monuments of the past and participate in a dialogue about the origins and future of this historic and infamous boulevard.

Aug 10 & 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Monumental Moments: Public Art & Public Memory
Join five area-museums for a two day workshop focused on recent changes in Richmond’s monumental landscape and how public art and public memory have shaped our community. Held at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.