Educational & History Programs
Art Smart Colors & Shapes (In-House*) (Pre-school 3 - Kindergarten)
Students will learn about museum rules and art work through principles of colors and shapes. They will hear stories, make original works of art to take home and examine the art work of nationally renowned artists from the Museum's permanent collection.
SOLs: Visual Arts -- K.1; K.2; K3.-1,4; K8; K.11; K.14; K. 17; 1.3; 1.8; 1.20; 2.4 Language Arts – K.1 a; K.2 c, f; K 8 a, e; 1.2 a, c; 1.7 a, b; 2.3 c
Crazy Quilts (In-House* or Outreach**) (Pre-school 3 - Kindergarten)
Our Museum Educator introduces the children to the wonderful world of quilts through interaction, music, and art. Children learn about shapes, colors and directional words.
SOLs: History K.1, K.2, K.3, 1.1, 1.10; English K.1, K.2, K.3, K.5, K.8, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; Math K.2, K.3, K.5, K.10, K.11, K.12, K.16, 1.3, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17; Science K.1, K.4, K.9, K.14, 1.7; Visual Arts K.2, K.3, K.8, K.10, K.14, 1.1, 1.3, 1.8, 1.10, 1.16; Music K.1, K.3
Sutherlin Mansion House Tour (In-House*) (Grades 1st – 12th)
Tour the home of Major William T. Sutherlin, one of Danville’s most prominent 19th century residents. Learn how this home functioned for the Sutherlin Family and played an important role in our history as the Last Capital of the Confederacy.
SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.9, USII.1a,b,d; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1
Then and Now (In-House* or Outreach**) (K - 1st)
A “Grandmother’s Attic” presentation, this program engages children in the exploration of everyday objects from the past compared to those of the present. Focusing on the differences between yesterday and today, students are also able to follow directional instructions through the music and games of past generations.
SOLs: History K.1, K.2, K.3, K.6, K.7, K.8, 1.1, 1.9, 1.10; English K.1, K.2, K.3, K.5b, K.8a,b,c, 1.3b,c,d: Music K.1, K.3
18th Century Frontier (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 7th)
Follow the migration up the Great Wagon Road, and west along the Wilderness Road. This program highlights the trading in furs and deerskins, bartering for supplies, clothing of the settlers, creating fire by flint and steel, reading a compass and using it to tell time. Our educator will arrive wearing period attire to help “transform” your classroom into a frontier campsite.
SOLs: History and Social Science VS 1e, VS 4a,b,d, VS 6c, USI 1b, USI 5c,d, USI 8a,b; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1
Jamestown and the Virginia Colony (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 5th)
Through this hands-on program, students compare and contrast the material cultures of the Jamestown settlers and the Eastern Woodland Indians. Students are able to handle artifacts and natural period objects used in the settlements during the settlements of colonial Virginia. Our educator will be wearing period attire.
SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.2e,f, VS.3, VS.4, USI.1, USI.2, USI.3b, USI. 4b,c; English 3:1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1
Life of a Civil War Soldier (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 7th)
Our educator, dressed in period attire, introduces students to the life of a Civil War foot soldier. This interactive program allows students to examine objects and equipment a soldier would carry and use. Students have the opportunity to try on either a Confederate or Union uniform. A great way to enhance your students studies of the Civil War.
SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.9; English 3.1, 4.1,5.1, 5.2, 7.1
Danville National Cemetery Tour (*) (Grades 3rd – 12th)
Discover the origin of Danville’s National Cemetery and the role these buried men played in our nation’s history. Students will locate specific gravesites, make a gravestone rubbing, and learn the causes of death for the Union soldiers buried there.
SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.1, USI.8, USI.9, USII.1a,b,d; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1; Science 4.5f, 5.7f, 6.5c
Green Hill Cemetery Tour (*) (Grades 3rd - 12th)
Students are introduced to some of Danville’s noteworthy citizens as well as Civil War and Victorian burial customs, gravestone symbols, and architectural features of many of the cemetery’s monuments. This tour involves extensive walking.
SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.1, USI.9, USII.1; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1; Visual Arts 3.13, 3.17, 3.25, 5.15, 7.16; Science 4.5f, 5.7f, 6.5c
Art Focus Tours (In-House*) (Based on the Museum’s Changing Exhibitions)
Pre-K – 2nd grade Offers children the opportunity to view and discuss artwork in a museum setting, learn proper museum behavior, listen to stories and make an art piece to take home.
SOLs: Visual Arts K.1,2,3,8,9,12,14; 1.4,7,8,12; 2.5,7,15
Grades 3rd – 12th Provides students the opportunity to examine works of art and to think creatively and critically through discussion of the exhibit.
SOLs: Visual Arts 3.1,5,7,11,12; 4.5,13,14,15,19,21; 5.5,12,13,14,15; 6.5,9,11,14,15; 7.6,14,15,16; 8.8,13,14
*Cost for our in-house programs is $5 per individual. There is free admission for teacher as well as one adult for every eight (8) children. Please arrange for payment at the beginning of the program.
**Outreach programs are priced at $50 for an individual class, $40/class for two (2) classes booked in immediate succession, and $30/class for three (3) classes booked in immediate succession.