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Stories at the Museum

Saturday, January 4, 11:00am12:00pm
Children Included with admission
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Part of the program.

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and themed craft activities. Stories at the Museum programs are open to all ages and included with suggested admission, no reservations necessary. Programs take place every month on select Saturdays at 11:00 am.

Children work on craft projects around a table.

Every Stories at the Museum program will include:

  • group reading of the selected history-themed picture book

  • a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text

Each month will feature a different theme:

2020 Dates and Themes

January – National Bird Day // MLK, Jr. Day

  • Jan 4th - I Took a Walk

  • Jan 18th - A Sweet Smell of Roses

February – Black History Month

  • Feb 1st - Ella Fitzgerald

  • Feb 15th - Milo’s Museum

March – Women’s History Month

  • March 7th - You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

  • March 21st - Fearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith

April – National Poetry Month

  • April 4th - Johnny Appleseed

  • April 18th - Visiting Langston

May – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month // International Museum Day

  • May 2nd - The Lotus Seed

  • May 16th - My Museum

June – Pride Month // Immigrant Heritage Month

  • June 6th - And Tango Makes Three

  • June 20th - We Came to America


Come join the fun at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture!

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Explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.
In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.
A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.
In this meticulously researched picture book for older readers, author Peggy Thomas uncovers Jefferson’s passion for agriculture and his country
The narrative of George vs. George introduces anew the two enemies, both named George: George Washington and George III.
This is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children.
There were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, she realizes that things may soon change.

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