From the Virginia Museum of History & Culture:
From Saturday, November 10th through Monday, November 12th, museum admission is complimentary for active military and veterans thanks to Boeing.
On Sunday, November 11, enjoy free, family-friendly programming from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. November 11th programming includes:
- Make and Take Crafts – Decorate an American flag, color a fighter jet, or make a remembrance poppy to take home.
- Voices from the Past – Take a sheet of quotes from the front desk when you arrive to read the stories and statements of Virginia veterans from the past.
11:00 AM: “On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” the Great War ended. Observe your own personal moment of silence to honor those who have fought for our country and learn more about WWI’s impact on Virginia in our Centennial Commemoration exhibit, The Commonwealth and the Great War.
- 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM – Story of Virginia
- Take a highlight tour through our award-winning Story of Virginia exhibition as we discuss Virginia’s involvement in various military conflicts throughout history.
- 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM – Murals and Memory
- Take a highlight tour through our oldest exhibit, the Memorial Military Murals, as well as our newest, Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia, as we discuss multiple visual interpretations of the Civil War.
“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero:”
- Free Screenings at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM
- Join us for the true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War. After his brave actions and outstanding loyalty, Stubby becomes a hero of WWI and the first dog to ever be promoted to Sergeant in the United States Army. Rated PG. 1 hr 24 min.
Veterans Day weekend will also be the last chance to see the #RVAPoppies on our front steps before they come down next week, so come take all of your photos with them before they leave!