Front Lawn Fun

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, Jacob’s Ladders, and YoYos have been found around the world for thousands of years. You will get the chance to play with colonial-era replicas of these games, as well as take part in slinky races down our front steps, giant checkers on the lawn, and […]

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Julia Highlight Tour

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

Julia Child’s insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture. Julia Child: A Recipe for Life explores the key ingredients that led to Julia’s personal evolution […]

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Grace Sherwood: The History Behind the Legend of the Witch of Pungo

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

When Grace Sherwood was ducked in the Lynnhaven River during her trial for witchcraft in 1706, she became a foundational part of Virginia’s folklore and culture. People have been sharing stories about “the Witch of Pungo” for generations, and to many she remains “Virginia’s Witch.” Thanks to the popularity of these legends, the reality of […]

$10.00

Beyond the Bullet Points…Teaching about the American Revolution and Its Legacy

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

However, the Virginia Standards of Learning are filled with vague language like “Some American Indians fought alongside the Virginia patriots, while others fought with the British” or “Women took on more responsibility to support the war effort” while not including any named individuals to offer jumping off points to teachers unfamiliar with the content. This […]

Free

Julia Highlight Tour

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

Julia Child’s insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture. Julia Child: A Recipe for Life explores the key ingredients that led to Julia’s personal evolution […]

Free

Front Lawn Fun(August)

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, Jacob’s Ladders, and YoYos have been found around the world for thousands of years. You will get the chance to play with colonial-era replicas of these games, as well many more fun activities. Long Description How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, […]

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You’ll Do: A Southern History of Marrying for Reasons other Than Love

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

Today, love and marriage are considered synonymous, but that wasn’t always the case. For most of U.S. history, marrying for reasons other than love, was both expected and encouraged. In fact, valuable rights and benefits were attached to marriage specifically to encourage men and women to wed. Such blatant incentives worked. Still, whether the benefits […]

$10.00

Front Lawn Fun(August)

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, Jacob’s Ladders, and YoYos have been found around the world for thousands of years. You will get the chance to play with colonial-era replicas of these games, as well many more fun activities. Long Description How did kids play in the past? Toys like Jacks, […]

Free

Celebrate Julia Child’s Birthday with a Special Book Talk and Reception

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

Join acclaimed author Alex Prud’homme, as he discusses his newest book Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House. Inspired by a series of events, including Julia Child’s televised visits to state dinners in 1967 and 1976, this conversation will examine the politics of food as Alex […]

$38.00

Conrad M. Hall Symposium for Virginia History

Virginia Museum of History & Culture 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, United States

Join the VMHC for the second annual Conrad M. Hall Symposium for Virginia History, an event where historians, practitioners, and members of the public will gather to explore our shared past. Keynote Lecture Beginning the day will be a special keynote lecture from award-winning historian Dr. Elizabeth Varon on the topic - “Remaking Southern Identity […]

$30.00