Learning from the Home Front
The Education team provides a variety of live, interactive lessons for students and learners of all ages.
All of our livestream options are FREE, though many require advance registration. Sign up soon to reserve your spot. Recordings of each livestream may also become available on the Educational Resources page following the program.
Information about upcoming livestreams is available below and on our events page. We have been continually updating the schedule of programs during quarantine, so sign up for our emails, and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.
From the Archives: Materials on V-J Day
DATE CHANGE: Thursday, August 20, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join Archivist Heidi Sheldon and take a closer look at some of the Virginia War Memorial’s materials and stories about V-J Day. Explore reactions and ephemera relating to this momentous event as we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Eyewitness to History: Experiences in the Persian Gulf War
Wednesday, August 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an interview with SGT Mark Owens as he describes his service during the Persian Gulf War. Owens served with the 1st Civil Engineer Squadron in Saudi Arabia. Come prepared to ask questions and learn about the war fought to liberate Kuwait!
Have you missed any of our recent Livestreams? Catch up by watching the recordings on our Vimeo channel.
“‘Cold as the Devil’: Stories from the Battle of the Bulge” – Tuesday, July 14 – View recording here
“U.S. Military Patches Part II” – Thursday, July 23 – View recording here
“Eyewitness to History: Former VA Governor L. Douglas Wilder” – Monday, July 27 – View recording here
“Salute to Service: US Coast Guard” – Wednesday, August 5 – View recording here
“Operation Olympic: The Invasion that Never Happened” – Thursday, August 13 – View recording here