Attention art lovers and history buffs (these sales are next door to each other) –
Virginia Historical Society Book Sale – Friday 5/3 through Sunday 5/5, 10am to 5pm each day. “We will be selling gently used hard and soft cover books that have been dontated to the VHS. All books will be sold at deeply discounted prices during our Book Sale. All money raised from the book sale will be used to support VHS educational initiatives.” (428 N Boulevard)
VMFA Tent Sale – It’s time for the Annual VMFA Shop Tent Sale. An assortment of books, jewelry, posters, DVD’s and more will be drastically marked down to $1 – $20. Since these prices are already so low, extra discounts will not apply. All sales are final. The event will be held in the Robins Sculpture Garden on Friday, June 3 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In an effort to keep VMFA “green” we encourage the use of reusable shopping bags.
P.S. National Donut Day is tomorrow – I’ve added another freebie to the list (thanks Matt!)
Sale items include:
cds and dvds
We will also be offering free hard hat tours of the renovation taking place at the VHS. Tours will begin at 10:00 a.m. and run on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Next door to the VMFA shop tent sale…
The Virginia Historical Society’s summer book sale will be held this Friday & Saturday, June 6 & 7, 2014 at the Pusey Museum Shop. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days:
Looking for free INDOOR outings in August? Enjoy free activities each afternoon at the Virginia Historical Society this month:
Beginning Wednesday, August 1, and continuing until Friday, August 31, the Virginia Historical Society will offer families the opportunity to participate in educator-led programs, craft activities, and group readings of historically-themed books. All programs are free and open to the public. Advance reservations are not required. August Afternoons takes place from 2:00-4:00 p.m. daily in the Marcus and Carole M. Weinstein Education Classroom.
We attended the Family Open House a few weeks ago, and thought “The Story of Virginia, an American Experience” exhibit was well worth a browse with kids –
This multi-gallery exhibition covers 16,000 years of Virginia history from prehistoric times to the present. It features a dugout canoe, a Conestoga wagon, a street car, and the largest collection of Virginia artifacts on long-term display.
VHS admission is always free!
428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
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Free event for families + book sale – The VHS has got me covered this Saturday!
From the Virginia Historical Society Blog
There is no better time to visit than on Saturday, July 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during the Virginia Historical Society’s Free Family Day Open House.
The Open House features a day full of games, historical demonstrations, children’s crafts and activities, music, trivia contests, scavenger hunts, behind the scenes tours, and much more. And the best part is admission and all activities are free!
This year the VHS Museum Shop is hosting a huge book sale. For one day only, more than 4,000 gently used books will be sold at deeply discounted prices. Donated by our supporters, the selection includes hard and soft cover fiction and nonfiction books related to history.
Beginning in February 2012, the Virginia Historical Society will resume its Stories at the Museum program, which features educator-led readings of children’s books. Every program will include a group reading of the selected book and a make-and-take craft activity related to the text.
Programs are FREE, open to the public, and require no advance registration. Families with children of all ages are welcome.
Programs are the first and third Saturdays at 11am, followed by Thursdays at 5pm, through May. This Saturday is Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine.
Are you getting bored with the list of free/cheap summer activities to keep the kids occupied? Well, add August Afternoons at the Virginia Historical Society to your agenda!
Beginning Monday, August 1, and continuing until Wednesday, August 31, the VHS is offering the opportunity for families to participate in interactive activities while they visit the museum.
August Afternoons takes place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Sundays and consists of coloring projects, photography and artifact analysis, and exhibition scavenger hunts.
Virginia Historical Society admission is always free.
428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220