Free Admission Day: The Valentine

In conjunction with Civil War and Emancipation Day events, the Valentine will host the Virginia Stone Carvers’ Guild demonstrations along with Beard Wars family activities. Enjoy free museum admission and Wickham House tours.

A Hidden History: African Americans at Dabbs

All ages. Tour the museum and learn more about the role African Americans played in the history of this historic building. Go on four separate 15-minute tours that include the Dabbs’ family slaves, the Battle of New Market Heights, African Americans at the almshouse and Robert E. Lee’s slave, Perry Parks. Information: den63@henrico.usor (804) 652-3406.

New Year Eve-SMV

Ring in the New Year at the Museum! Watch our very own version of the ball drop, where we launch 2,015 bouncy balls using liquid Nitrogen at the strike of noon! Enjoy a juice toast, make your own noisemaker, construct a geodesic globe and much more.

This is How we Roll: Car Organization in the New Year


Between ferrying offspring to various activities (and all the accompanying soccer, swim or hiking accoutrements), eating on the go, and life in general, sometimes it feels as if we are living in our car. Before we had kids, I used to detail my car with a Q-tip and a special natural bristle brush. Minuscule flecks […]