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Joshua L. Chamberlain: Scholar – Warrior Exhibit

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg

This limited time exhibit explores the life of the Civil War General and former Governor of Maine from birth to his death at age eighty-five. Artifacts, artwork and documents tell Chamberlain’s story of his formative years through his rise into…

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

See treasures recovered from two powerful ancient Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago. Destroyed by natural catastrophes in the 8th century AD, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus were once mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian…

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Agents of Change

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Celebrating a century of women’s social and political activism in the Commonwealth. Highlighting the efforts and impact of a selection of female change-makers these women brought about positive change in their communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation.

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A Landscape Saved

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Shows the efforts in preservation and horticulture made by the Garden Club of Virginia during its 100-year history. Its members have encouraged appreciation of the landscape, advanced its horticulture, and championed the preservation of the land.

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Ain’t Misbehavin’: 1920s Richmond

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

An exhibition of costume, textiles, art and artifacts in the Nathalie L. Klaus and Reynolds Family Galleries. The 1920s are remembered in America as a decade that “roared” with change, including urban expansion, equal suffrage, social integration, jazz music, fast…

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Giant Insects

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

Examine insects up close in this touring exhibition that features gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. Guests will explore entomology as they operate animatronic heads to learn how insects eat, observe live insects…

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Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Behold the drama and splendor of the American landscape as seen through the lens of photographer Ansel Adams. More than 70 photographs spanning over five decades present the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved…

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Gallmeyer Farms The Pumpkin Patch

Gallmeyer Farms 3622 Darbytown Court, Richmond

The Pumpkin Patch will be open for pick-your-own pumpkins. Pumpkins, seasonal vegetables, straw bales, and other fall décor items will be available for sale. Please call 804-795-9979 for more info.

Free

Blue Sky Fund’s Hike for Kids

James River

Hikers will be able to join us from across the country on their trail of choice, and they're introducing new challenges with cool prizes. Benefits Blue Sky.

$

Virginia Capital Trail Birthday Celebration

Virginia Capital Trail 200 South Third Street, Richmond

Celebrate the Virginia Capital Trail’s 5th Birthday by completing outdoor activities, exploring sites along the Trail, and earning virtual badges that unlock educational facts about the Virginia Capital Trail throughout the month of October.

Free

Art Exhibit Opening: Hope, Peoplehood, and the Five Legs

Weinstein JCC 5403 Monument Ave, Richmond

With original works by Jewish artists from the Richmond community, Hope, Peoplehood and the Five Legs is the culmination of a year-long exploration of Jewish peoplehood based on Avraham Infeld’s metaphor, “The Five Legged Table.” Participating artists include Cynthia Krumbein,…

Free

Giant Insects Exhibit

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

See every day insects up close and personal like never before. This touring exhibition features six gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. This exhibition is sure to excite insect lovers of all ages.…

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Hauntings Tales & Tours

Shirley Plantation 501 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City

This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic plantations in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a…

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Studio Series

Virtual

Features Richmond Ballet favorites presented in new ways, paired with new works that reflect current times – all designed to awaken and uplift the human spirit.

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Gingerbread House Challenge

Virtual

The Gingerbread House Challenge  dares households, neighbors, families, pandemic pods, and small, socially distanced groups to literally display your holiday spirit and creativity by constructing a gingerbread house centered around the 2020 theme: Hometown Holidays, and compete for the $1,000…

Free
Ongoing

2020 Richmond Heart Walk

Virtual

They have re-imagined the campaign to bring you more resources, entertainment, challenges, and activities to promote healthy living and raising those heartbeats. Register now at RichmondVAHeartWalk.org

Free

The John Marshall House Reopens

The John Marshall House 818 East Marshall Street, Richmond

Now open Friday through Sunday for tours. Touchless ticketing is available. Select a tour slot, buy your tickets ahead of time online, and arrive at the day and time of your tour. Social distancing must be maintained and masks are…

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Swift Creek Mill Theatre Digital Plays for Students and Families

Swift Creek Mill Theatre 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights

Young People's Playhouse: Professionally-filmed plays for educators, children, and families which follow Virginia Standards of Learning. Bonus features, craft activities are included.

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Virtual Admissions Info Session for Age 3 Early Learners – Grade 4 

St. Catherine's School 6001 Grove Ave, Richmond

They are always looking for talented girls to join their School family and applications are open for the 2021-2022 school year. Learn why Girl Centered makes a world of difference. You will learn more about their academic programs, their expert…

Free

The 2020 Great Williamsburg Adventure Race

Williamsburg Community Building 401 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg

Teams will race throughout the City of Williamsburg, completing unique challenges, decoding puzzles, and solving riddles, in a quest for fabulous prizes and ultimate glory.

$

Make Your Own Cocoa

Chesterfield County Libraries

Pam Sloan teaches you how to make your own cocoa mix and marshmallows. This video will be archived on their YouTube page. Check their Events page for more information: https://library.chesterfield.gov/399/Library-Events

Free

Elementary Art Enrichment Classes

All Fired Up - Both Locations

In-studio art classes for those in grades K through 5 . October 1 (Pumpkin Pinch Pot), 8 (Owl Plaque),15 (Clay Wand), 22 (Fused Glass- Black Candy Corns), and 28th.

$

John Marshall House Haunted History Tours

John Marshall House 818 East Marshall Street, Richmond

A closed-group haunted history tour of the 1790 home of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. Private groups of no more than 6 people; face masks required. Pre-purchase tickets.

$

Fire, Flour, and Fork

Virtual

This year’s program includes a total of six sessions.  In addition to the classes, in-town ticket holders will be able to purchase additional food and wine from local retailers to supplement their FFF experience. Benefits Feed More, The Holli Fund,…

$

Military History Trivia Quiz: The Sequel

Virginia War Memorial 621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond

VWM Director Clay Mountcastle is back, and ready to stump you with questions of all kinds from his military history grab-bag. Suitable for all ages, but a love of history is a plus. Registration is required. Only one member of…

Free
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