Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Learning: Never on Vacation

Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Learning: Never on Vacation

Article excerpt

It may be summertime, but livin' is hardly easy here at the VHS. You can scarcely tell anymore when the school year comes to a close and vacation begins. The semester certainly ended with a bang for our museum educators and docents, as nearly 14,000 children came to visit since the beginning of the calendar year. There was hardly a time during March, April, or May when our parking lot didn't have several buses lined up with groups from all over the state.

It's always gratifying to hear the reactions of the students and their teachers. They especially like The Story of Virginia, our flagship exhibition, which is such a draw for classes preparing for their SOL exams. This past spring the exhibition The Civil Rights Movement in Virginia was very popular, too. And now this summer we have the traveling hit, Undbergh.

On a typical school field trip, groups can devote only a short time to our museum. But we've heard of several enterprising students who have remedied the lack of time by returning for more over the weekend-and bringing their parents along, too. …

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