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"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.


The Story of Virginia
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Education is at the core of our mission

Take your group or students on a field trip through 16,000 years of Virginia history with a visit to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, book a virtual HistoryConnects program, or incorporate our learning resources into your classroom! We offer educational opportunities and programs for all ages, including teacher professional developments and homeschool opportunities. 

I love the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and feel like it is a terrific and worthwhile field trip.
4th grade teacher, Hanover County

Enhance your classroom experience with these "staff pick" featured online resources:

  • The Story of Virginia Digital Timeline pairs our collection with primary sources from the Library of Congress in order to place Virginia's history within the larger framework of United States history.  

  • Collections in the Classroom are thematic kits designed to help students analyze and interpet primary source material from our collection.

  • Games of the Past takes our popular summer program online - learn how kids played in the past and how you can make those toys at home. 

  • I-Spy: Virginia's Hidden History is an activity packet that teaches students about spies in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars - and challenges them to learn some spycraft of their own. 

  • Educational Videos are designed to match Virginia Studies standards of learning and our YouTube channel contains recordings of past programs.  

Check our VMHC Events Calendar and social media channels @vmhceducation for information on upcoming events like student webinars, Virginia History Day workshops, and live gallery walks!

Learn about Virginia history with our educational resources!
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Take a virtual field trip to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture today. Connect with a VMHC educator directly from your classroom.
Find out more about HistoryConnects Distance Learning
Virginia History Day is a history competition for students grades four through twelve.
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Learn about the tours and programs we offer to visiting school groups.
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Learn more about our programs for teachers.
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