"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Programs and activities

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Enjoy award-winning programs for all ages at the Virginia Historical Society. From lectures and classes to family and social events, the VHS offers diverse activities to suit everyone's needs. Select a category below to learn more about a specific type of programming. Visit our calendar of events if you would like to view upcoming events.
Please note:  There is limited parking available at the VHS due to construction. Please arrive in  time to find parking in the VMFA deck, or in the lot behind St Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street. Remember, for VMFA members, the deck is free.
From an in-depth behind-the-scenes tour to a tour of the gardens at Virginia House, VHS has programs for all ages and interests.
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Gallery Walk
VHS offers a variety of lectures and classes to the general public and our members throughout the year.
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The VHS hosts many social events that are intended to bring family and community together.
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Gingerbread Tea
Learn about the special educational programming available to families and children at the Virginia Historical Society and at Virginia House.
Find out more about Family and youth activities
Stories at the Museum
The VHS has many exciting opportunities for teachers.
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Teacher Institute
Learn about the wide variety of members-only lectures and programs at the VHS that feature renowned historians and authors.
Find out more about Members events
Garden Party