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Update: Public Input Session on World War II Exhibit Postponed

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) In an update to the press release from Thursday, the Virginia Beach History Museums and the Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation have postponed the previously announced public input session for January 17, 2019. The virtual town hall hosted on PublicInput.com, the City of Virginia Beach’s engagement hub, will remain open for citizens […]

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Public Input Session on Planned Changing Exhibit

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) The Virginia Beach History Museums and the Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation will host a public input session on January 17, 2019. The input session will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and will focus on a planned changing exhibit at the Francis Land House. The public input […]

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History Museums Closed Due to Hurricane Florence

Due to the potential effects of Hurricane Florence, the History Museums will be closed from Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, September 16. We encourage everyone to be safe in the coming days, and look forward to seeing everyone when we reopen.

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Fun for Fall at the History Museums

See what’s happening at the History Museums for this season! FREE. FUN. SATURDAY Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Francis Land House The Francis Land House will be open for tours and old games and toys for Free. Fun. Saturday., celebrating a different theme each month. In September, […]

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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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