Virginia Historical Society offers family-friendly activities

- Posted on Jul 29, 2010 - 04:36 PM

Beginning Tuesday and continuing until Aug. 31, the Virginia Historical Society is offering the opportunity for families to participate in interactive activities while they visit the Richmond museum.

"August Afternoons" take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and consist of coloring projects, photography and artifact analysis, and exhibition scavenger hunts.

"The scavenger hunt and children’s crafts and games that we had at the VHS Free Family Day Open House on Saturday, July 17, were such a huge success that we decided to continue to offer family-friendly activities on a regular basis," said VHS president and CEO Paul Levengood. "August Afternoons will consist of changing activities for children to do with their parents so that all museum visitors are active, engaged, and involved with the Virginia history that they see all around them here at the VHS."

The children’s activities will take place in the museum’s Carole M. and Marcus M. Weinstein Classroom and the scavenger hunts in The Story of Virginia and Virginians at Work exhibitions. In addition to museum admission being free, all August Afternoon children’s activities are provided at no cost.

Located at 428 North Boulevard in downtown Richmond, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit