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HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

a CILC Content Provider

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The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.

HistoryConnects is an outreach education initiative by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture utilizing video and web conferencing to reach learners of all ages across the state of Virginia and around the world! HistoryConnects is made possible in part by the Hugh V. White, Jr., Outreach Education Fund.

2017-2018

2015-2016

2014-2015

Honorable Mention

2013-2014

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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Rebuilding America: Reconstruction and Jim Crow

After the Civil War, Virginians embraced economic development & technological change while resisting political & social change.  This...

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The Civil War: An American Turning Point

From 1861 to 1865 the country was in a military and social revolution. How we define freedom, liberty, patriotism, and nation today is directly...

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Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians

Using primary sources as well as replica artifacts created by Mattaponi Indians, students will learn about what life was like for Woodland Indians...

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Letters from a '49er: John Robertson Maben and the Search for California Gold!

In 1849, John Robertson Maben left his home in Virginia on a journey to find California gold. In this program, students can join Maben on his...

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Picture This: Virginia in the Twentieth Century

Using photographs and primary sources throughout the twentieth century, this program is designed to allow participants to examine the changes in...

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The Pursuit of Liberty: the Revolutionary War and the Founding of America

Virginians played an essential role in the creation of the new American nation. From actions during and following the American Revolution to ideas...

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Exploring Primary Sources: John Smith's Map of Virginia

Maps gained in importance during the Age of Exploration. European explorers needed maps to follow and created their own as they explored new lands....

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Finding the "Real" Pocahontas

The study of Pocahontas is an excellent exercise testing the strength of primary versus secondary sources. Factually we know very little about...

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Different Paths to Freedom: Slavery and the American Revolution

Discover the implications that the American Revolution had on ideas of freedom and liberty. Students will examine the relationship between enslaved...

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Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Emancipation Proclamation

Two years of fighting changed what the American Civil War was about. Beginning in 1863, the North no longer fought only to save the Union, but also...

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From Civil War to Civil Rights

Emancipation and the end of the Civil War brought promises of equality for African Americans in Virginia and throughout the South. It took the...

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From Jamestown to Revolution: Virginia in the Colonial Era

What happened between 1607 and 1763 in Virginia? Through the use of replica artifacts, pictures, maps, and other primary sources, this program will...

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Sick Call!: Civil War Diseases, Hospitals, & Medicine

More soldiers died during the American Civil War from diseases than from battle wounds. This program examines how doctors, nurses, and patients...

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Humor with Edge: Exploring Political Cartoons

For more than two centuries, whenever there has been a debate in the United States, political cartoons have taken part and, in some cases, pushed...

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Death & Memory and The Civil War

Over 620,000 people perished during the American Civil War. As a result, the nations perspectives on death and dying shifted tremendously at this...

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Dressing the Past: Fashion & History

Using clothing and replica artifacts, students will take a journey through time to look at items of clothing from famous Virginians and important...

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Who Held the First Thanksgiving?... And What Was it?

Most agricultural societies developed prayers of thanks and ceremonies to celebrate harvests and other special occasions, so what do we mean when...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Hailey House   hhouse@VirginiaHistory.org
428 N Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220
8043429689
United States

VirginiaHistory.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture cover:

Community Interests
Social Studies/History
Fine Arts
Language Arts/English
Professional Development/Continuing Education
Character Education
Literacy
Reading
Problem Solving
Gifted & Talented
Standards
Instructional Programs
Data Analysis

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"I have always wanted to bring my students to the [VMHC], and this was a great way for them to see and learn more about what we are learning about in VA history." 


"The children enjoyed learning about the primary sources available at the [Virginia Museum of History and Culture]. The presenter was able to keep the children engaged throughout the entire presentation. I liked that the presenter had time for Q&A." 

"It was great. I have done video conferencing for three years, and this is by far the best. Loved it!" 

"It is like bringing the museum to the students. Even in a museum, it can be challenging to monitor the students while they are engaged by presenters. Sometimes students can't hear about or see exhibits clearly. This type of presentation lets students sit and see artifacts up close. The presenter is also right there sharing a connection with our learners."