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Educator Appreciation Open House (FREE)   View Event

  • Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Virginia Beach History Museums are hosting a free open house for local educators at the Thoroughgood House on Saturday, October 2, from 11am-4pm. This event is open to local public and private school educators, including teachers, principals, administrators, day care providers and others involved with student education. At the open house, educators, will have the opportunity to learn more about History Museums field trip and educational program opportunities for their students, both on site at the museums and at their schools. Educators who attend will also receive $20 off a future History Museums program, equivalent to four free student program slots, and be entered into a drawing to win a free History Museums field trip for their entire class, as well as additional prizes. The event is free to attend, but educators are asked to register in advance. Educators may also bring up to five guests each, which can be family members, friends or anyone else the educator chooses. Vendor tables from Ferry Plantation House, Tidewater African Cultural Alliance and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will also be on display during the event for educators to learn more about those organizations. To register, please email Stephanie Calway, Development Specialist at the Virginia Beach History Museums, at scalway@vbgov.com or call 757-385-5105. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT Update: The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum will not be setting up a vendor table at this event.

ImmortALL Registration OPEN NOW!   View Event

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:00am -
    Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Union Kempsville Museum
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  Calling all teens! You, or your school’s poetry club, can now register to participate in ImmortALL, a historic teen poetry project! Teens With a Purpose (TWP), a local youth empowerment organization internationally recognized for their poets and poetry workshops, is partnering with the Virginia Beach History Museums and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni and Friends Association (PACTS/UKHS) for a second year of the project. The partnership invites Hampton Roads teens to learn about local African American history while discovering the lively art of performance poetry! In ImmortALL, performance poetry and social change meet oral history, including from those who lived through the civil rights movement, in this unique program. Area teens (from age 13-19) will connect with alumni from PACTS/UKHS, as well as professional poets from TWP. In regular sessions from October 2021 through April 2022, teens will engage in TWP’s signature virtual performance poetry workshops, meet PACTS/UKHS alumni from the classes of 1943-1969 , learn more about the Virginia Beach History Museums’ Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum and, conditions permitting, have an opportunity to meet and rehearse at the museum. ImmortALL teens will display their re-interpretations of local oral history, through the lens of their own experiences with current events, in a final public performance in April 2022. “Teens With a Purpose celebrates the African tradition of storytelling through performance poetry during ImmortALL poetry workshops for teens and The Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate Program,” said Deirdre Love, Executive Director of Teens With a Purpose. “The ImmortALL journey allows young people to hear the stories, told by the living legends, those who attended the first high school in Virginia Beach for African Americans. Young people take inspiration from the workshops and interviews to create meaningful response poems - making them immortal.” Teens participating in the program will have the opportunity to work towards a goal of immortalizing the ideals and history of the community that built PACTS/UKHS, while sounding the call for further understanding, equity, and social change. Teens, teachers, and poetry clubs can register to participate in the program, and view the full workshop schedule, here: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORMS. TWP workshops are supported in part by funding from the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission..

Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past   View Event

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Virginia Beach History Museums invite you to take a paranormal tour of the historic Thoroughgood House by candlelight this October! Keep an eye out for ghostly happenings in the gardens and house as costumed professional storytellers guide you through the night! Campfires and cider will also be available at the Thoroughgood House to warm your spirits during these hauntingly fun fall nights! Tours are appropriate for all ages. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. on October 14, 21 and Halloween weekend (October 28-31). Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. NOTE: advanced online ticket reservations close at noon the day of each event. Click here to purchase tickets for “Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past” tours. Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Bonfires and Brews: A History Happy Hour!   View Event

  • Friday, October 15, 2021 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Calendar:   Lynnhaven House
  • Location:  Lynnhaven House4409 Wishart RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  Sit by the fire, sip on local beer and enjoy a fall night of history, LIVE music and more, all while supporting local historic preservation at one of Virginia's oldest surviving colonial homes! Enjoy LIVE music from Brackish Water Jamboree with beer provided by Pleasure House Brewing! Fire pits will be open throughout the Lynnhaven House grounds to help warm everyone up on a crisp fall night. FREE activities will also be available, and the Lynnhaven House will be open to walk through. There will be hay bales for seating around the fire pits, but you are welcome to bring your own chair for seating on the grounds. Cast Iron Catering Co. and Bear House Coffee Roasters will also have food trucks on site. Event is from 6:00pm-10:00pm on Friday, October 15, on the Lynnhaven House grounds (4409 Wishart Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455). In lieu of an admission fee, please consider making a $5 donation to the Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation, Inc. Beer tickets are $6 each. General event parking will be available in the Virginia Beach First Church of the Nazarene parking lot, which is located right next to the Lynnhaven House at 4413 Wishart Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455. The front parking lot at the Lynnhaven House will only be open to guests with accessibility needs. This event is hosted by the Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation. Proceeds from the event will support the Foundation's mission to enhance the City of Virginia Beach-owned historic houses and sites by providing funding for historic artifacts and education programs and promoting public awareness of Virginia Beach history. CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT

Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past   View Event

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Virginia Beach History Museums invite you to take a paranormal tour of the historic Thoroughgood House by candlelight this October! Keep an eye out for ghostly happenings in the gardens and house as costumed professional storytellers guide you through the night! Campfires and cider will also be available at the Thoroughgood House to warm your spirits during these hauntingly fun fall nights! Tours are appropriate for all ages. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. on October 14, 21 and Halloween weekend (October 28-31). Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. NOTE: advanced online ticket reservations close at noon the day of each event. Click here to purchase tickets for “Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past” tours. Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past   View Event

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Virginia Beach History Museums invite you to take a paranormal tour of the historic Thoroughgood House by candlelight this October! Keep an eye out for ghostly happenings in the gardens and house as costumed professional storytellers guide you through the night! Campfires and cider will also be available at the Thoroughgood House to warm your spirits during these hauntingly fun fall nights! Tours are appropriate for all ages. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. on October 14, 21 and Halloween weekend (October 28-31). Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. NOTE: advanced online ticket reservations close at noon the day of each event. Click here to purchase tickets for “Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past” tours. Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past   View Event

  • Friday, October 29, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Virginia Beach History Museums invite you to take a paranormal tour of the historic Thoroughgood House by candlelight this October! Keep an eye out for ghostly happenings in the gardens and house as costumed professional storytellers guide you through the night! Campfires and cider will also be available at the Thoroughgood House to warm your spirits during these hauntingly fun fall nights! Tours are appropriate for all ages. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. on October 14, 21 and Halloween weekend (October 28-31). Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. NOTE: advanced online ticket reservations close at noon the day of each event. Click here to purchase tickets for “Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past” tours. Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past   View Event

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Virginia Beach History Museums invite you to take a paranormal tour of the historic Thoroughgood House by candlelight this October! Keep an eye out for ghostly happenings in the gardens and house as costumed professional storytellers guide you through the night! Campfires and cider will also be available at the Thoroughgood House to warm your spirits during these hauntingly fun fall nights! Tours are appropriate for all ages. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. on October 14, 21 and Halloween weekend (October 28-31). Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. NOTE: advanced online ticket reservations close at noon the day of each event. Click here to purchase tickets for “Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past” tours. Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past   View Event

  • Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Virginia Beach History Museums invite you to take a paranormal tour of the historic Thoroughgood House by candlelight this October! Keep an eye out for ghostly happenings in the gardens and house as costumed professional storytellers guide you through the night! Campfires and cider will also be available at the Thoroughgood House to warm your spirits during these hauntingly fun fall nights! Tours are appropriate for all ages. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. on October 14, 21 and Halloween weekend (October 28-31). Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. NOTE: advanced online ticket reservations close at noon the day of each event. Click here to purchase tickets for “Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past” tours. Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS