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Museums Partner on History Oriented Scavenger Hunt



You may no longer be able to go into museums, but a group from 15-different Richmond area institutions still want to make sure you can engage with history. They’re proposing a socially-distanced scavenger hunt. 

Eric Steigleder with the Valentine Museum in Richmond says they’ve been hearing from families who want something fun to do with their kids. So, along with the Science Museum, Black History Museum, and a dozen others, they’ve organized an outside scavenger hunt. 

“You’re not going in, you’re not walking up to anyone, you’re not engaging with anybody,” Steigleder explained. “You’re simply finding these objects but it’s a cool way to learn about the history of the city or the state.”

The RVA History Hunt challenges people to find and document the objects by posting their pictures on social media and tagging it with #RVAHistoryHunt.

“Some sites have actually placed things in windows as you walk by. So it is definitely a hunt,” said Steigleder. He says it’s designed to be done on foot or by car. 

And for those who aren’t comfortable leaving the house, or maybe live too far away, there’s an online version as well. Everyone who completes the full scavenger hunt will get entered into a prize drawing. 

You can find more details here.


Mallory Noe-Payne is a Radio IQ reporter based in Richmond.