You’ve got a few more days to take advantage of this deal: During August 2012, the Virginia Historical Society is offering free August Afternoons events. From 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. daily, you can stop by the Marcus and Carole M. Weinstein Education Classroom to participate in educator-led programs, craft activities, and group readings of historically-themed books. And you’ll get free museum admission, too, while you’re there.
We went to the Virginia Historical Society’s free Family Day last month, and not only did my girls have fun making paper dolls & shopping the used book sale, but the exhibitions were really interesting. I highly recommend spending time checking out The Story of Virginia, which covers 16,000 years of history. The exhibition features numerous artifacts, including a streetcar, Pocahontas’ button, decorative arts (which remind me of my grandmother’s house), a slavery-era whipping post, & weaving equipment, to name a few.
And it’s almost September, which means it’s time for Virginia Historical Society’s free Stories at the Museum events to resume. The educator-led story times are held at 11:00 a.m. on the first & third Saturdays of the month.
Stories are selected based on each month’s theme. September is National Hispanic Heritage Month, October is Famous Virginians Month, November is Native American Heritage Month, & December is Famous Americans Month.
Here’s the lineup for September:
- September 1: Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy
- September 15: My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz by Monica Brown
The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 North Boulevard, Richmond. 804-358-4901