FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2007
Contact: Carol Anne Baker, Media Relations Specialist
(804) 342-9665 email:
Students Invited to Take a Break from the Books
and Hit the Museum for College Week
Virginia Historical Society offers free admission to college students March 25–31
Richmond, VA – College students spend so much time hitting the books they do not get the opportunity to explore their city. The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) hopes to change this by launching their first-ever "college week." Visitors with a student ID will be admitted to the galleries free of charge the week of March 25–31, 2007. A special VHS career night is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2007. The VHS will be open late that night, and activities will include a free coffee bar, light refreshments, and informational booths for students who are interested in careers at the Virginia Historical Society.
"Students can talk to a broad spectrum of museum professionals," said president and CEO Charles F. Bryan, Jr. "That night will be a real opportunity for students and prospective museum professionals to ask questions about what it's like to work at the VHS and how they can best prepare themselves for a career here. There are a wide variety of options, students may find something unexpected."
Two major exhibitions will be on display during college week; Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend and Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings. College week and career night are made possible with the generous support of Weinstein Properties. Visit www.vahistorical.org for more information.
The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 N. Boulevard. The Story of Virginia, An American Experience,
a 10,000-square-foot exhibition with more than a thousand objects covering all of Virginia history from prehistoric
times to the present is featured in the Robins Center for Virginia History. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
and Sunday 1pm - 5pm (Museum Galleries only). Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors 55+ ($2/Tuesdays–galleries
only), $3/children and students, free/members. Admission to the galleries is free on Sundays. For group tour
information, call (804) 342-9652. For more information, please call (804) 358-4901 or visit