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Stories at the Museum

Saturday, March 4, 11:00am12:00pm
Virginia Historical Society
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This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity.  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.

August – Poetry Apprciation Month

  • August 5  – Visiting Langston
  • August 19 – Emily

September – Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month

  • September 2 – Waiting for Biblioburro
  • September 16 – My Name is Celia / Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz

October – National Disability Awarness and Famous Virginians Month

  • October 7 – Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle
  • October 21 – Something to Tell the Grandcows

November – Native American Indian Heritage Month

  • November 4 – The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
  • November 18 – Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux

December – Famous Americans Month

  • December 2 – Abe Lincoln's Dream
  • December 16 – Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

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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Each month the books will have a different theme.
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Enjoy craft activities at the VHS.
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Children create crafts related to the story they read in the VHS galleries.
Explore Virginia's history at Stories
Stories at the Museum
Each month the books will have a different
Enjoy craft activities at the VHS.
Children create crafts related to the stor

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In this meticulously researched picture book for older readers, author Peggy Thomas uncovers Jefferson’s passion for agriculture and his country
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.
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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