Programs begin at 2:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Programs cost $3 per child (there is no cost for adult chaperones) and are appropriate for children of all ages.
Pocahontas and the Powhatan Nation
February 2 & 16
Students will learn about the culture of Powhatan Indians and the various roles played by women, men, and children in their society. The use of replica artifacts helps students understand myths and truths, tools and clothing, and popular images from Pocahontas’s time. Students will gain a greater understanding of Virginia’s original inhabitants.
Teaching with Photographs
February 9 & 23
Using turn-of-the-century photographs, this program is designed to allow students to examine changes in Virginia’s society and politics. Students will explore context clues from primary source images to develop an awareness of the changes that occurred across the commonwealth during the early 1900s.