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Stories at the Museum

  • 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311
  • Dates: July 6, 2019 - December 28, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Venue: Virginia Museum of History & Culture
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: Included with admission
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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 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.

2019 Dates and Themes
JANUARY – NATIONAL BIRD DAY // MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
January 5 – I Took a Walk

January 19 – A Sweet Smell of Roses

FEBRUARY – BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February 2 – Ruby Bridges

February 16 – Game, Set, Match Champion Arthur Ashe

MARCH – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
March 2 – Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote

March 16 – Jazz Age Josephine

APRIL – NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
April 6 – The Raven

April 20 – Johnny Appleseed

MAY – ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH // JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
May 4 – How My Parents Learned to Eat

May 18 – It's Challah Time!

JUNE – PRIDE MONTH // WWII MEMORIAL
June 1 – And Tango Makes Three

June 15 – Nim and the War Effort

JULY – INDEPENDENCE DAY // CELEBRATE SUMMER
July 6th - Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

July 20th - Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie

AUGUST – NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY // RATIFICATION OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT
Aug 3rd - Worst of Friends

Aug 17th - Around America to Win the Vote

SEPTEMBER – NATIONAL READ-A-BOOK DAY // HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Sept 7th - Waiting for the Biblioburro

Sept 21st - My Name is Celia Cruz

OCTOBER – ARTOBER // ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH
Oct. 5th - Ish

Oct 19th - The Street Beneath My Feet

NOVEMBER – NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIANS HERITAGE MONTH // THANKSGIVING
Nov 2nd - The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Nov 16th - Thanksgiving Book TBD

DECEMBER – WINTER FUN
Dec 7th - Gingerbread for Liberty

Dec 21st - Snowflake Bentley

Stories at the Museum