VHS behind-the-scenes tour focuses on stories of love in Virginia

Virginia is for Lovers, and the VHS is out to prove it with love stories from the past 200 years.

The latest in a long list of behind-the-scenes tours at the Virginia Historical Society, and the first of 2015, ‘Virginia is For Lovers,’ a tour to be held this weekend, will focus on stories of love in Virginia.

This one looks pretty interesting, and it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day.

From the VHS:

It’s that time of year again. Love is in the air and our first Behind the Scenes Tour of 2015,Virginia Is For Lovers, is right around the corner. Join us this Saturday, January 31, at 10:30 a.m. and see sparks fly as we follow Cupid’s influence throughout the history of the Commonwealth.

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of our state’s tourism slogan, this tour will highlight stories of love—joyful, tragic, unrequited, and scandalous—from two hundred years of Virginia history. The tour will include many heartwarming accounts—from the excitement of courtship to the poignant heartache of lovers separated by war. Equally prevalent, however, are more salacious tales of rejected marriage proposals, suitors deemed unsuitable, elopements, and affairs. Discover a more private side of Virginia history as we follow the ups-and-downs of love.

Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount.

VHS Member Package: Three tours for $24.00 ($8.00/program)
Non-Member Package: Three tours for $40.50 ($13.50/program)
Regular tickets are $10/VHS members and $17/nonmembers. Each tour is limited to twenty participants. Advance registration is recommended.

Learn more and buy tickets from the VHS.

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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