Location: 428 N. Boulevard,
Richmond, Virginia
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free.
Registration: Call or email

Caroline Legros

Homeschool Day at the Virginia Historical Society

An HEAV-Sponsored Event

The Virginia Historical Society is offering a day full of fun activities for homeschool students.  Children and their families can participate in special workshops, explore the VHS’s exhibition galleries, and learn about educational resources for homeschooled students.  Pre-registration is required.

Ongoing activities—available all day—include a scavenger hunt in Story of Virginia galleries and interactive, replica artifact stations in Story of Virginia galleries. “Stories at the museum” coloring tables and picture books are available in Olsson Gallery.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Talking Objects: Virginia and the Westward Movement (pre-K to fifth grade): Learn about Virginians that moved westward during the 1800s by examining types of objects the pioneers would have carried with them.
11 a.m. – noon Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians Field Trip Zoom Live Stream (all ages): Sit in on this live HistoryConnects program that examines life for the Powhatan Indians of Virginia.
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Voices of the Past: Treasures of the VHS Collection (Middle/ High School): Investigate one-of-a-kind letters, maps, photographs, illustrations, and other documents from the VHS’s collection to learn about Virginia’s past.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. HistoryConnects for Homeschoolers (Parents and children): Learn how your family can connect with VHS for digital educational programming that streams directly into your home.

More Information:

The event is free, but preregistration is required. To register, please call or email Caroline Legros at clegros@vahistorical.org or 804-342-9652.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Parking is available behind the building, and a picnic area is available behind the building.

NOTE: Special Exhibition tickets to “Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s” area available for sale in the Museum Shop.

Directions: Get Google directions here.