The Story of Virginia, An American Experience

Sponsored by Weinstein Properties in partnership with the Virginia Historical Society

In cooperation with the University of Richmond, the Virginia Historical Society presents “The Story of Virginia: An American Experience,” a program for Virginia teachers that will broaden and deepen their knowledge of Virginia history—through classroom work, discussion, writing, and hands-on experience in its outstanding exhibition galleries.

This week-long session provides an overview of the rich history of Virginia, from its native inhabitants through the twentieth century, and follows the Standards of Learning for Virginia Studies. Topics include: colonization and conflict, the American Revolution, western expansion, the Civil War, postwar Virginia, and the twentieth century. Educators will return to their classrooms with new knowledge and fresh approaches to bring the past alive for their students.

Select the session that fits your summer calendar. Please apply early as enrollment is limited to 30 teachers in each session.

  • Session FILLED June 29 - July 3, 2015
  • Session FILLED July 20-24, 2015

Earn 3 hours graduate credit through the University of Richmond’s School of Professional & Continuing Studies, and study with the experienced staff of the Virginia Historical Society and other specialists.

Teaching materials, textbooks and lunches are included in the tuition.

Enrollment Guidelines
  • $150 tuition*
  • Completed application/registration form
  • A letter of recommendation from your principal, history/social studies department chair, social studies specialist, or community civic leader
  • A brief statement explaining the way you hope to use this in your teaching

* The generous corporate philanthropy of Weinstein Properties subsidizes this course through the Virginia Historical Society in recognition of the important role the Society plays in teacher education.

Registration deadline is May 1.

Note: The University of Richmond may provide room and board for a very reasonable additional charge for teachers traveling from other parts of the state.

“The Story of Virginia: An American Experience” is open to all Virginia public and independent school teachers.

For additional information, contact Bill Obrochta at

Professional & Continuing Studies

Office of Summer Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Main SPCS Desk Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 am–5:00 p.m.
The office is closed for all University holidays unless otherwise noted.