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 News Releases

Anne Miller Named History Museums Coordinator

February 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm | View Release

(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 Muse …  Read More

The History Museums are Happening in the Spring

February 2, 2017 | 12:00 pm | View Release

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 …  Read More

Holidays at the History Museums

December 1, 2016 | 12:00 pm | View Release

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 t …  Read More

Historic Happenings at the History Museums

April 1, 2016 | 2:00 pm | View Release


The Lynnhaven House will be closed from April 4, 2016 until mid-June 2016 for a moisture mitigation project. The interior walls of the house have moisture behind the plaster that needs to be corrected. The project will entail …  Read More

The Space Between the Beach and the Border

March 18, 2016 | 12:00 am | View Release

Was the Beatles' hit song "Strawberry Fields Forever" written about Pungo? We know that it was a primarily agricultural area, but did the Fab Four make a pit stop in Princess Anne County and fall in love?

Of course not. But come and learn about the histo …  Read More

Purchase Native Plants and Explore Hertiage Trades at the 25th Annual Gathering of the Guilds and Native Plant Sale

March 14, 2016 | 12:00 am | View Release

The 25th Annual Gathering of the Guilds will be at the Francis Land House Saturday, April 2, 2016 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., rain or shine. Visitors will learn about traditional skills as guild members demonstrate their specialties to the public. Some guilds will also ha …  Read More

How Do You Celebrate a 325th Anniversary?

March 1, 2016 | 2:00 pm | View Release

Princess Anne County was created 325 years ago, and local historians want to celebrate. On Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m. in the Colonial Education Center at the Lynnhaven House, guests will be treated to the first event of the Local History Series.

This series will …  Read More

Thoroughgood House to Close for Construction

February 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm | View Release

After Sunday, February 7, 2016, the Thoroughgood House and grounds will be closed to the public while a new visitor center is constructed. The project is scheduled to conclude in early 2017, with the grounds reopening to the public shortly thereafter.

The new 2,700 …  Read More

A Fairy Magical Valentine’s Day

February 2, 2016 | 12:00 pm | View Release

Calling all fairies and elves! Make plans to join the Lynnhaven House for the Fairy Magical Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fairies had played an integral part in human history, and there are even stories of fairies in colonial Vir …  Read More

Lord Dunmore’s Revenge

October 19, 2015 | 12:00 pm | View Release

The American Revolution will come to life at the Thoroughgood House for “Lord Dunmore’s Revenge” on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15. Revolutionary War reenactors from the 7th Virginia Regiment, HMS Otter, and His Majesty’s 14th Regiment of Fo …  Read More

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Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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3131 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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