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Student Art Contest   View Event

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00pm -
    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  Calling all young artists in grades K-8! We want you to create a drawing, painting, sculpture or other piece of artwork about an inspiring woman from the past or present. The artwork will be on display at the Thoroughgood House this March, which is Women's History Month! Prizes will be awarded, with winners announced April 1. 3/11/20 UPDATE: Submissions will be accepted at the Francis Land House by appointment on March 11 (call 757-385-5100), and in person at the Thoroughgood House from 10am-4pm March 12-March 14. Please visit the following link for complete details and the contest form: Admission to the Thoroughgood House is FREE for contest artists and their families (up to four people) for the month of March.Art Submission Size Requirements:• 2-D Submissions should be no longer than16x20 in.• 3-D Submissions should be shoe-box sized,roughly 6x6x12 in. or smaller.Submissions may be dropped off Thurs-Sat from 10am-4pm at the Thoroughgood House or the Francis Land House, or at the Francis Land House Mon-Wed by appointment. Submissions may also be mailed to:Francis Land House3131 Virginia Beach BlvdVirginia Beach, VA 23452 For more information, please call Virginia Beach History Museums at 757-385-5100.

The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife   View Event

  • Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Calendar:   Lynnhaven House
  • Location:  Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center4409 Wishart Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  FREE EVENT The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife Who knew a history lesson could be so much fun? Join the mother/daughter presenting team of Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban at the Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center to explore the engrossing "taboo" subjects omitted from history - menstruation, sex, birth control, and childbirth. This isn't about spinning wheels or quilting bees. Laugh, grimace, and honor our foremothers!This presentation will be followed by a Q & A session with the presenters. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Free. Fun. Saturday!   View Event

  • Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Francis Land House
  • Location:  Francis Land House3131 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  • Description:  This monthly, family-friendly program celebrates Women's History Month and the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. Although the women of the Land family were not allowed to vote in the early nineteenth century, Mrs. Land educated her daughters about the ideals of the new Republic and encouraged them to be "good citizens." Learn more on a free house tour, make your own "Votes For Women" sash, and enjoy story time at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Witch Bottles: Countermagical Devices in Early America   View Event

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Lynnhaven House
  • Location:  Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center4409 Wishart Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  Witch bottles were, at one time, the leading folk magic devices to handle a vengeful witch or enemy. As the threat of witchcraft plagued England and witch-finders roamed East Anglia, people took it upon themselves to protect their homes and loved ones using these countermagical devices. When English colonists settled the New World, they brought these weapons with them. However, while nearly two hundred have been identified in England, less than a dozen have been identified in the United States. Join the Virginia Beach History Museums’ Curatorial Assistant on Friday the 13th to learn how these bottles could stop a witch from harming you or your family, and their connection to Early America and the Hampton Roads area. This event is FREE and open to the public. Call 757-385-5100 for more information.

POSTPONED: Spring Craft Night: Origami Tulips   View Event

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Lynnhaven House
  • Location:  Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center4409 Wishart Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  Out of an abundance of concern for the health and safety of our community, our “Spring Craft Night: Origami Tulips” scheduled for March 19 has been postponed. Ticket holders: your tickets will be valid for a future craft night of your choice, or for this event once it has been rescheduled.