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Fairies, Spies, and a Duel: Summer at the History Museums!

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Witness one of the most infamous duels in history or enjoy a historic flavor of ice cream, all at the Virginia Beach History Museums’ summer events! A Midsummer’s Day Fairy Party June 23, Seatings from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lynnhaven House Join us for a Midsummer’s Day! Enjoy a tea party […]

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Free African American Music Month Festival

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Explore the history and culture of African American music at the African American Music Month Festival on June 9. Performances are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the lawn at the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum, located at the Renaissance Academy at 5100 Cleveland Street in […]

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Thoroughgood House Education Center Opening Soon

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) We are excited to announce that the Thoroughgood House Education Center will host a grand opening event on May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the 1636 Parish Road site. The grand opening ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18 and include the unveiling of a new highway […]

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Thoroughgood House Education Center Update

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) On February 8, 2016, the Thoroughgood House and grounds were closed to the public for the construction of a new visitor education center. We are excited to announce that the Thoroughgood House Education Center will host a grand opening event on May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the 1636 Parish Road […]

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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

Francis Land House hosts new special exhibit beginning November 16 (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Virginians imbibed their last legal drink on Halloween night in 1916- more than three years before national prohibition was enacted. One hundred and one years later, the Francis Land House hosts a new special exhibit from the Library of Virginia that tells […]

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Spend the Summer with the History Museums!

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy a cool slate of events from the Virginia Beach History Museums! From celebrating military families as a certified Blue Star Museum to the monthly Free. Fun. Saturday. events, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the History Museums this summer! Free. Fun. […]

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Anne Miller Named History Museums Coordinator

(Virginia Beach, VA) Earlier this month, Anne Miller accepted the History Museums Coordinator position for the City of Virginia Beach Department of Aquarium and Museums. Miller joined the City of Virginia Beach in 2009 as an Exhibits Technician for the History Museums, and rose to the role of Curator of the History Museums in 2012. […]

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The History Museums are Happening in the Spring

The Virginia Beach History Museums have some fun, exciting events planned for the spring. From the monthly Free. Fun. Saturday. series to a new Film Festival in partnership with the Virginia Beach Public Libraries, there are great ways to learn about the history in your own backyard. Free. Fun. Saturday. February 4 & March 4, […]

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Holidays at the History Museums

The Virginia Beach History Museums are gearing up for the holidays with some exciting events happening throughout December and into January. Free. Fun. Saturday. December 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Francis Land House Get to know the Virignia Beach History Museums with free admission! The Francis Land House will be open with guided tours, […]

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