Commonwealth Kids

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Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location
Russell & Susan Harper Education Center - Display Cases

This display presents a selection of items related to young Virginians across the centuries and the stories that they tell.  

Admission: Included with Museum Daily Admission

About the Exhibition: History is often told by adults! These adults were not always the mature people you learn about in school—they were kids once, too. And, people of any age can make history. Commonwealth Kids looks at how children throughout Virginia’s history have experienced childhood based on their individual circumstances and the place and time in which they lived. 

Highlights: The exhibition is divided into five sections – play, labor, education, activism, and self expression – and includes items created by kids past and present.  

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Inside the Exhibition

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Display cases with artifacts related to kids in Virginia history
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A display case with artifacts related to kids in Virginia history
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A display case with artifacts related to kids in Virginia history