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 removing the plaster on the walls to allow the moisture to dry, construction of a swale to redirect groundwater away from the house, and repair or replacement of windows on the first floor. The housed collection will be moved to a secure, off-site location during the project and will return when complete. The Colonial Education Center will remain open for special events and programming throughout the project.
Francis Land House:
Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum:
Local History Series featuring Councilmember Barbara Henley, April 9, 1 p.m. Lynnhaven House Councilmember Barbara Henley will talk about her new research on Princess Anne County. Admission includes buffet lunch. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased by April 6. Call (757) 385-5100 to register.
Virginia Beach Garden Day, April 27, 1-4 p.m. Francis Land House and Lynnhaven House The Francis Land House will be open on Wednesday, April 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. and the Council of Garden Clubs will serve tea and scones in the lobby. The Hardwick Chamber Ensemble will play in the basement, and Garden Week ticket-holders will be admitted at no charge to see the flower arrangements. Also on Wednesday, the Lynnhaven House will host Master Gardeners who are able to speak to interested visitors about the gardens on the property. Garden Week ticket holders will be admitted to the Francis Land House at no charge on Thursday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to view the on-display flower arrangements.
Local History Series featuring Stephen Mansfield, May 7, 1 p.m. Lynnhaven House Dr. Stephen Mansfield will discuss "Treasures from the Virginia Beach Attic," a presentation using items from the Local History Collection at Virginia Wesleyan College. These artifacts will illustrate themes or characteristics of Princess Anne County and the City of Virginia Beach history. Admission includes buffet lunch. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased by April 6. Call (757) 385-5100 to register.
International Museum Day, May 18 Francis Land House and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum The Virginia Beach History Museums will celebrate International Museum Day, a world-wide day organized by the International Council of Museums to bring awareness to the importance of museums, by offering free admission to the Francis Land House and the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum.
Tea with the Lands, June 19, 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Francis Land House Guests will join Mrs. Francis Moseley Land and Anne Gardener Land for tea, 19th century style refreshments, and the popular period card game Whist. There will be two sessions, 12 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required. Call (757) 385-5100 for more information and to register.
Ice Cream Festival, July 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lynnhaven House Come and celebrate the history of ice cream! Guests will enjoy samples of ice cream based on historic recipes, place ice cream themed games, create ice cream art, make their own ice cream, and more. Pre-registration is not required, and admission is $7.50 for guests age 5 and older