Virginia Beach Seeks Public Input on Improving Historic Homes

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Virginia Beach Historic House Foundation, the governing body of the historic houses owned by the city of Virginia Beach and operated by the Department of Museums and Historic Resources, is developing a strategic plan to guide the staff in preserving and maintaining the historic buildings, sites and collections as educational entities that exist for the benefit of the public. In this regard, the board is seeking public input to use when developing strategic goals and actions.


Citizens are asked, by the Historic House Foundation Board, to answer the following questions and provide general comments at This Virtual Town Hall forum will close Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

  • What is going well at the city-owned historic houses (Adam Thoroughgood House, Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House)?

  • What improvements can be made at the city's historic houses?

  • When did you last visit a Virginia Beach historic house?

  • What did you like best about your last visit to a Virginia Beach historic house?

  • What program or event caused you to visit the historic house(s)?

Other properties that may benefit from the board's grants are:

For more information, contact Cynthia Spanoulis, Executive Director of the Historic House Foundation Board, at (757) 385-0340.