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Fall Craft Night   View Event

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Lynnhaven House
  • Location:  4409 Wishart Road, Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center
  • Description:  Join the Virginia Beach History Museums for a new Fall Craft Night Series! The third Thursday of the month, September through December, will feature a new craft. The series kicks off with an Introduction to Calligraphy workshop with Kimberly Ann Jones (https://kimberlyannjonesart.com/) Have you ever watched those mesmerizing videos on Instagram of people effortlessly crafting letters? Think it would be great to be able to do it, too? Kimberly Ann Jones will show you the easy way to dive into this amazing fun hobby without breaking the bank!In this workshop you'll learn the basics of calligraphy while using supplies you can easily replenish! All workshop supplies are included, and you will leave with a ready-to-frame artwork and new skill to impress your friends and family. Please bring a word or short phrase to practice.Advanced ONLINE ONLY registration is required. This workshop requires a minimum registration of 12 participants. Purchase tickets here.Registration is via the Parks & Recreation online registration system and will be reflected as such on your receipt and credit card account/statement.This event takes place at the Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center at 4409 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

Smithsonian Museum Day   View Event

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Francis Land House
  • Location:  3131 Virginia Beach Blvd., Francis Land House
  • Description:  Celebrate Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day at the Francis Land House!Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.Tickets provide our visitors with a free guided tour of the Francis Land House. For our younger visitors a special free story time will be held at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM, and will be followed by a make and take craft. Download your Museum Day ticket here.

Siptember Cider Tours   View Event

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  1636 Parish Drive, Thoroughgood House
  • Description:  Kick off fall with an interactive, family-friendly tour that will take you through the Thoroughgood House and grounds. Learn about the history of cider making, try your hand at pressing apples, sample heirloom varieties grown locally in Pungo, and wassail our trees to help them grow! End your tour with cider and a donut. Tours begin every half hour starting at 2:00PM, with the last tour starting at 4:00PM. When purchasing a ticket please select the time you would like to begin your tour. $12/adult; $10 for kids 12 and under.Apple cider that will be served is non-alcoholic. Purchase tickets here.

Descendants' Day   View Event

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Drive
  • Description:  Commemorate the 300th anniversary of the construction of the Thoroughgood House, and meet family descendants! At 11:00 AM join Matthew Laird, Historian and Principle Investigator for the James River Institute for Archaeology, as he explores the legacy of Adam and Sarah Thorowgood in Princess Anne County. At 2:30 PM genealogist Donald Moore will engage visitors with information on "Finding Your 17th Century Ancestor" based on a case study of his own ancestor. Hands-on activities, kid crafts and house tours available all day. Learn the Virginia Reel, a popular dance at family gatherings in the past, and enjoy a piece of birthday cake! This event is free and open to the public.

Haunted Encounters of the Thoroughgood Kind   View Event

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Drive
  • Description:  Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the night inside a 300-year-old house? Join your guide for a walk through the historic Thoroughgood house and grounds. Hear stories of ghostly encounters and unexplained occurrences, and witness them for yourself. Guided tours begin at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm. Tickets required. Tickets will be sold online and at the door. This tour is recommended for guests aged 13 and above. Purchase tickets here.

Haunted Encounters of the Thoroughgood Kind   View Event

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Drive
  • Description:  Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the night inside a 300 year old house? Join your guide for a walk through the historic Thoroughgood house and grounds. You'll hear stories of what others have seen, and may even encounter something spooky yourself! Guided tours begin at 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8:30 PM. Tickets required. Tickets will be sold online and at the door. This tour is recommended for guests aged 13 and above. Purchase tickets here.

Fall Craft Night   View Event

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Lynnhaven House
  • Location:  4409 Wishart Road, Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center
  • Description:  Join the Virginia Beach History Museums for a new Fall Craft Night Series! The third Thursday of the month, September through December, will feature a new craft. October features reverse on glass painting. Choose from a variety of Halloween images to paint onto your very own glass serving platter! Workshop attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on how to paint an image in reverse. End the workshop with a fun history lesson on witch balls, and decorate your own to take home. All materials are included in the workshop fee. Purchase tickets here.

Girl Scout Spooktacular   View Event

  • Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Drive
  • Description:  This annual program features crafts, games and marshmallow roasting around the campfire. Fun for Girl Scouts of all levels! Purchase tickets here.