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Sunday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every hour. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

African American Music Month Celebrating Juneteenth (FREE)   View Event

  • Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Union Kempsville Museum
  • Location:  Renaissance Academy Grounds5100 Cleveland St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Description:  Celebrating the spirit of freedom, family and fun, this FREE family-friendly concert is a grand finale to a weekend celebrating Juneteenth and gathering with our friends, families and neighbors! The event is hosted annually by Virginia Beach History Museums and Princess Anne Country Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni & Friends Association to honor African American Music Month and Juneteenth. This FREE outdoor concert, to be held on the Renaissance Academy grounds, features, RaJazz , a musical group comprised of seven superb Virginian performing artists, who have captivated audiences of all ages and taste with a savory mix of smooth jazz and R&B, and are one of Hampton Roads most requested bands! The show features special guests Kween Yakini, an award-winning poet and author of four books, and a Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador from Teens With a Purpose! RaJazz takes the stage from 3:30-5 p.m., so celebrate Fathers’ Day brunch, join us for the show, and be out in time for dinner! The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum will be open before, during, and after the show allowing audiences to learn about the first high school in Virginia Beach for African Americans. The atmosphere is outdoors and casual, seating in family groups. We strongly encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs, comfortable dancing shoes, and water. Capacity is limited, so register for your family’s spot now! This event will take place rain or shine. If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS

Thursday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Friday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Saturday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Union Kempsville Museum
  • Location:  Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum5100 Cleveland St.Virginia Beach, VA 23462(Museum located inside the Renaissance Academy)
  • Description:  The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum is reopening on Saturday, January 29! The museum will be open for FREE, self-guided tours on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. There is no need to register in advance for tours, but if you would like a guided tour, please call 757-385-5100, or email vbhistory@vbgov.com, to confirm guided tour availability. Princess Anne County Training School was the first high school for African Americans in Princess Anne County, now known as Virginia Beach. The school was a result of the African American community in the 1930s working together to raise money to build a school so their children could receive a proper education. The initial money raised was used to purchase four acres of land on Witchduck Road. The school board received the land, and $2000, but it made no attempt to build a school. As a result, in 1934, a temporary school was established on the property of Union Baptist Church. In 1938, a four-classroom high school was finally built and, between 1949 and 1962, several additions were made to the school. In 1962, the Princess Anne County Training School changed its name to Union Kempsville High School. After over 30 years of operation, Union Kempsville High School graduated its last class in 1969 due to the city-wide integration of schools. Today the legacy of the school continues with the establishment of the museum which shares stories of family, community, sacrifice, and the importance of education. The museum is located within Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Renaissance Academy.

Sunday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every hour. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.

Thursday Thoroughgood House Tours (FREE)   View Event

  • Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Thoroughgood House
  • Location:  Thoroughgood House1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Description:  The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis and run every 45 minutes. If you are planning to bring a tour of 10+ guests, please give us 24-48 hours advance notice by calling 757-385-5100 or emailing vbhistory@vbgov.com.ABOUT THE THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE – CIRCA 1719 One of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia Beach and a National Historic Landmark, the Thoroughgood House was likely built in 1719 by Argall Thorowgood II, great-grandson of Adam Thorowgood. A leader in the Virginia Colony, Adam Thorowgood helped establish Princess Anne County, which would later become the independent City of Virginia Beach. Argall Thorowgood died mid-construction and his wife Susannah completed the work. Their son John later added the elements for which the house is known: its extensive wainscoting and paneling, as well as its dramatic turned staircase. The home is furnished to reflect the period that John Thorowgood and his household occupied the site. You may begin your tour by visiting the newly constructed Thoroughgood House Education Center to learn about the history of Princess Anne County, the impact of the Thorowgood family, and the overarching story of how this area has grown. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped English garden before stepping back in time as you enter the home. Guided tours of the home itself give you a glimpse into the daily lifestyle of wealthy Virginia colonists who lived there. Educational programs are also available to schools, scout groups, and homeschooling families.