School Seminars

Our Student Seminars combine event historians and veterans who participated in those events with students and teachers from across Virginia. They allow students to gain accurate knowledge, discuss events, and engage in small-group conversations to further explore what they are learning in the classroom. The post-program surveys indicate their unified favorite part of the event is meeting the veterans who were there and hearing their stories, whether about Vietnam, World War II or other conflicts.

These Seminars are free and offered to public and private schools in the spring and fall. Schools can receive grant money to help cover the cost of sending their pupils and teachers to the Memorial. For more information please contact our Assistant Education Director, Morgan Guyer at morgan.guyer@dvs.virginia.gov or call 804.786.9700.

2017-2018 Student Seminars


“Vietnam: 50 Years Since Tet”
Tuesday, February 27
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial 
(registration link here)

2018 marks the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnamese Tet Offensive of 1968. Learn about the Tet Offensive and the American experience in Vietnam directly from Vietnam veterans themselves at this roundtable event. Students will be able to talk to veterans with a variety of experiences, as well as get hands-on experience with primary sources and artifacts to learn more about how the War was viewed for those at home.

Please follow this link to register for the Vietnam War Student Seminar to be held at the Virginia War Memorial on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This Seminar will consist of panels of Vietnam veterans, activities focused on primary sources from the Vietnam War, and a tour of the Virginia War Memorial.

This Seminar is for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY. Each school may bring up to 10 students. Complimentary lunches will be provided for all students and participants.

Please contact Morgan Guyer at morgan.guyer@dvs.virginia.gov with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in February!

“Korea: 65 Years of Tension”
Wednesday, March 14
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial 
(registration link here):

65 years after the end of the Korean War, ongoing tensions in the region are becoming increasingly newsworthy. What has gone on in the time since the start of the Korean War, and what effects are we seeing now? Hear from experts on the topic as well as a panel of Korean War veterans at the Virginia War Memorial to learn more about the region, its status in the world almost 70 years ago, and how it's tied to what's in the news today.

Please register here for the Korean War Student Seminar to be held at the Virginia War Memorial on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This Seminar will consist of a panel of Korean War veterans, guest experts on Korea and Cold War era tensions, and a tour of the Virginia War Memorial.

This Seminar is for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY. Each school may bring up to 10 students. Complimentary lunches will be provided for all students and participants.

Please contact Morgan Guyer at morgan.guyer@dvs.virginia.gov with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in March!