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It was great. I've done video conferencing for three years, and this was by far the best. Loved it.
Fourth grade teacher, New Albany, Indiana

HistoryConnects is an outreach education initiative by the Virginia Historical Society utilizing cutting-edge technology, including interactive videoconferencing, web conferencing, Skype, podcasts, and online courses to reach learners of all ages across Virginia and around the globe! The VHS is proud to be among the nation's leaders in providing interactive distance learning content. Our programs reinforce both national and state standards of learning, while offering interactive, informative, and engaging explorations of history for all ages. HistoryConnects programming is offered to Virginia schools at a reduced rate, and a limited number of free programs will be made available through the Skype in the Classroom partnership. Download a HistoryConnects brochure, here.

All HistoryConnects programs:

  • utilize the VHS collections, primary sources, replica artifacts, and a trained museum educator
  • are aligned to state and national standards
  • can be customized for all ages and groups
  • include direct question and answer sessions

Our catalog of live, interactive programming includes:

Are you interested in scheduling one of our interactive programs? Join the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for free and register for any of our interactive programs. Today, www.cilc.org is an established global videoconferencing content hub accessed by thousands, including all 50 states and 166 countries/territories.

Do you still have questions about HistoryConnects? If so, our FAQ page will answer your questions about cost, technology, and scheduling.

Scheduling for all our HistoryConnects programming is available through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) website.

Evan Liddiard

Evan Liddiard, Senior Education Specialist

Are you interested in learning more about our interactive video conferencing programs? I can help you schedule a program or answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact me at eliddiard@vahistorical.org or 804.342.9689.

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