Programs & Tours

Programs & Tours

Scout Programs

Educational Programs for Scouts

The History Center has a variety of programs and tours to help Scout groups meet badge requirements.

Girl Scouts Program Schedule

November 16, 2014 from 12:30-2:30pm
Brownie Badge Program: Celebrating Community
Find out about your community by identifying state and local symbols, marching and singing in a parade, and exploring the landmarks of Richmond's Court End neighborhood.
$12 per scout includes a patch at the completion of the program.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Court End Christmas (12:30-2:30pm)
Brownie Badge Program: My Family Story (holiday theme)
Share your family stories and learn about holiday traditions and heirlooms as you explore your own family tree.
$12 per scout includes a patch at the completion of the program.

January 25, 2015 from 12:30-2:30pm
Cadette Badge Program: Book Artist
What makes a book special? Dissect books and create your own as you explore the techniques of bookbinding and discover your own style.
$14 per scout includes a patch at the completion of the program.

February 22, 2015 from 12:30-2:30pm
Junior Badge Program: Playing the Past
Experience life as a girl in the 1800s by becoming one! Learn what everyday life would be like by participating in the daily chores and recreation of a Wickham daughter.
$12 per scout includes a patch at the completion of the program.

March 22, 2015 from 12:30-2:30pm
Junior and Cadette Custom Badge Program: Ladylike: Women from 1820 to 1920
Through the lives of historic women, learn how the manners, qualities and causes of women evolved from 1820 to 1920.
$15 per scout includes a Valentine patch at the completion of the program.

May 17, 2015 from 12:30-2:30pm
Senior Badge Program: Textile Artist
Inspired by our extensive Costumes and Textiles collection, learn the basics of textiles and crafting and discover what you can create.
$14 per scout includes a patch at the completion of the program.

*Brownies and Junior Programs can be scheduled on alternative dates. For more information, please contact education@richmondhistorycenter.com

Boy Scouts

American Cultures: Requirement 1: Go to a museum to see a program or exhibit featuring one group’s traditions. (Powhatan Indian program and/or current exhibits)

American Heritage: Requirement 2: Select two individuals from American History (Go Figure: History Makers in Richmond program); Requirement 4: National Register of Historic Places, research, mapping, town history, visit a historic walk (Wickham House tour, various Richmond History Tours)

Architecture: Requirement 1: Tour your community, select an architectural achievement (Greek by Design program , Richmond History Tours –Ancients in Our Neighborhood, Monument Avenue, etc.)

Citizenship in the Community: Requirement 2: Map your community (Richmond History Tours: City Center walk); Requirement 3: Choose one of the issues discussed and choose an opinion (Attend a Community Conversation on a given topic – see website); Requirement 7: Choose a charitable organization (Visit to the VRHC)

Citizenship in the Nation: Requirement 2: Visit a Historic Landmark (The VRHC and/or Wickham House) or tour your state capitol (Richmond History Tours: City Center walk)

Collections: Requirement 3: Demonstrate your knowledge of preserving and displaying your collection (History Mystery program); Requirement 8: Find out about career opportunities in Collecting (Curator tour and discussion at the VRHC. Tour the Valentine Richmond History Center once renovations are complete to look at the many collections housed!

Indian Lore: Requirement 1: Give a history of one American Tribe (Powhatan Indians program); Requirement 2: Visit a museum to see Indian artifacts (Visit the VRHC); Requirement 3: Learn three games played by the group or tribe, learn about food preparation, give a demonstration of hunting, fishing (Powhatan Indians program); Requirement 4: The Powhatan program can assist with background for this requirement

Sculpture:Requirement 2: Visit a museum and/or artist’s studio (Visit the VRHC and Edward Valentine Sculpture Studio; Participate in Sculpture programs once renovations are complete!

For reservations and more information, call (804) 649-0711 ext. 317 or education@richmondhistorycenter.com.