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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.

 

The Story of Virginia
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Games of the Past

How did kids play in the past? Join the VMHC Education team as we explore Games of the Past. We'll look at the history of games and show you how to create your own versions at home! 


 

WHIRLIGIG

Watch the video below to learn the history of this colonial game! 

Download the PDF for instructions to make your own Whirligig at home: Games of the Past | Whirligig Instructions

 

ball in a cup

Watch the video below to learn the history of this colonial game! 

Download the PDF for instructions to make your own Ball In A Cup game at home: Games of the Past | Ball in a Cup Instructions

 

paper dolls

Watch the video below to learn the history of paper dolls! 

Download the PDF for instructions to make your Paper Dolls at home: Games of the Past | Paper Doll Instructions