The Museum has created hands-on programs based on the Virginia Standards of Learning to help students reinforce what they are learning in the classroom. Below is a list of those programs and descriptions to help you plan your visit to Point of Honor.

Please contact Museum Educator, Whitney Roberts by calling 434-455-4424 or by emailing for more information on these programs or to plan your educational trip to Point of Honor. For more information visit our Field Trip page.

  • House Tour:

    • All students are taken on a guided tour of Dr. George Cabell's home.
  • Candle Making:

    • Students are able to make his/her own candle to take home. This activity reinforces that during the early 19th century homes did not have electricity and light came from oil lamps, candles, or natural light.
  • Brick Making:

    • Students are able to make a brick to take home. 
  • Tinsmithing:

    • During the early 19th century candles were one of the only light sources for the Cabell family. People carried candles in candle holders or in tin lanterns with patterns punched into them to allow light to shine through the holes. Students will be able to create his/her own pattern on aluminum foil to see how light shines through.
  • Spinning & Weaving:

    • Students will talk about the production of clothing and blankets.