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Courtship of Washington Behind the Scenes Tour

Virginia is for Lovers
 
January 31  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of our state’s tourism slogan, this tour will highlight stories of love—joyful, tragic, unrequited, and scandalous—from two hundred years of Virginia history. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   
The Pentagon See You On the Bus

The Arlington: The Pentagon and Drug Enforcement Administration Museum

February 25  |  7:00am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on this trip to Arlington as we explore the Pentagon and Drug Enforcement Administration Museum.

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Salvation Army, Newport News, by John Vachon See You In Class

The Great Depression in State and Nation by Ronald L. Heinemann

Feb. 26 & March 5  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $50 to $65

This is a two-part class taught by Ronald L. Heinemann. Class one will take place on Thursday, February 26, and class two on Thursday, March 5. Learn about the Great Depression, an unparalleled moment that stands as one of the most significant events of twentieth-century Virginia and American history.

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Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian National Postal Museum and George Washington University Textile Museum

March 25  |  7:00am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a trip to Washington D.C. as we visit the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and the George Washington University Textile Museum.

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Final Chapters . . . the Civil War in 1865 by John W. Mountcastle

March 26  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $25 to $30

This single-session class, taught by Brig. Gen. John W. Mountcastle (USA, Ret.), will take place on Thursday, March 26. Learn about the final months of the Civil War in Virginia in the last class of the sesquicentennial series at the VHS.
   
Pocahontas Behind the Scenes Tour

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History
 
March 28  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on this tour as we look back at women, such as Pocahontas, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Ellen Glasgow, who intentionally challenged the status quo as well as those who didn’t try to make history but did. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   
Houses in the West of the Boulevard District in Richmond See You In Class

The Architecture of the old West End—the Fan and West of the Boulevard Districts by Robert P. Winthrop

April 2 and 9  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $50 to $65

This two-part class, taught by Robert P. Winthrop, will explore the history and architecture of Richmond's Fan and West of the Boulevard districts. Class one will take place on Thursday, April 2, and class two on Thursday, April 9.

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Charles City County and Chester: Shirley Plantation and Virginia Amazon Fulfillment Center

 

April 23  |  9:00am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a trip to Charles City County and Chester as we visit Shirley Plantation and the Virginia Amazon Fulfillment Center.

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John White 1590 map of the east coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Cape Lookout See You In Class

The Lost Colony: The First Virginia Colony by Robert Dunkerly

May 7 and 21  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $50 to $65

This is a two-part class taught by Robert Dunkerly on the history, mystery, and archaeology of the Lost Colony. Class one will take place on Thursday, May 7, and class two on Thursday, May 21.
   
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Washington, D.C.: The Kennedy Center and United States Botanical Garden

 

May 13  |  7:30am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a bus trip to Washington D.C. as we the Kennedy Center and United States Botanical Garden.

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29th Division badge See You In Class

The History of the 29th Infantry Division in the 20th Century by Alexander Barnes and Brig. Gen. Tim Williams

May 28  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Cost:  $25 to $30

This single-session class, taught by Brig. Gen. John W. Mountcastle (USA, Ret.), will take place on Thursday, March 26. Learn about the final months of the Civil War in Virginia in the last class of the sesquicentennial series at the VHS.
   
Edgeworth Behind the Scenes Tour

Before and After Mad Men:  Advertising and the American Dream
 
May 30  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on a tour of American advertising as we explore the growth of advertising in Virginia, the production and promotion of various products and brands, and how advertisements both create and reflect cultural trends and issues. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

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Suffolk: Dismal Swamp

 

June 10  |  7:00am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a bus trip to Suffolk as we explore the Great Dismal Swamp.

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Hanover County: Montpelier Center for Arts and Education and special guided tour

 

 

July 22  |  7:30am – 5:00pm  |  Cost:  $119

Join us on a bus trip to Hanover County as we visit the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education and have a special guided tour.

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Sword fight Behind the Scenes Tour

Things that Can Kill You:  Weapons, Disease, and other Dangerous Stuff
 
July 25  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on this Behind-the-Scenes tour as we examine guns, daggers, and other mortal threats from our collection. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   
Beer Advertisement Behind the Scenes Tour

Bottoms Up:  Ales, Ciders, and Taverns from Virginia's Fermented Past
 
September 26  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us on a tour of Virginia's fermented past as we explore rare beer and cider recipes, photographs of local watering holes, and other alcohol related artifacts that will have your mouth watering. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   
Football Behind the Scenes Tour

Gridirons and Hoops:  College Football and Basketball in the Old Dominion
 
November 21  |  10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Cost:  $10 to $17

Join us as we take a tour of college football and basketball artifacts from our collection. (Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.)

   

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