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Stories at the Museum

Saturday, January 17, 11:00am12:00pm
Free
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Virginia Historical Society
Part of the Stories at the Museum category.
Part of the program.

The Virginia Historical Society continues to offer special educator-led readings of children's history books during 2015.  Stories at the Museum programs are free and open to all ages. Programs take place every month on select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

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 the books will have a different theme.

Upcoming Dates:

January - Famous Americans Month

  • January 17 - Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith

February - Black History Month

  • February 7 - Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
  • February 21 - Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons

March - Women's History Month

  • March 7 - I Could Do That!
  • March 21 - Sojourner's Step Stomp Stride

April - Civil War and Emancipation Month

  • April 4 - The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber
  • April 18 - Ben & the Emancipation Proclamation

May - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

  • May 2 - Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan
  • May 16 - Nadia's Hands by Karen English

June - World War II History Month

  • June 6 - Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson
  • June 20 - Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee

July - American Revolution History Month

  • July 18 - George Washington's Teeth by Deborah Chandra

Come join the fun at the VHS!

Caroline Legros, School program coordinator

Caroline Legros, School Program Coordinator

Do you have a question about an upcoming Stories at the Museum program? Feel free to contact me at 804.342.9652 or at clegros@vahistorical.org.

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Families of all ages enjoy Stories at the Museum.
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Children create crafts related to the story they read in the VHS galleries.
Stories at the Museum
Families of all ages enjoy Stories at the
Stories at the Museum craft time
Children create crafts related to the stor

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