Two Historical Happenings on Nov. 7

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

​On Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests will be transported back to the 18th and 19th centuries to learn how Native Virginians and Colonial Virginians hunted through the Hunting Virginia program at the Francis Land House, 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Visitors will meet interpreters from both the Native Virginians and Colonial Virginians who will display and discuss items and techniques used during their time period in the Tidewater region. Displays and demonstrations will include tools used by both native and colonial hunters, a firing demonstration of a flintlock firearm, a hunter’s camp and more. Admission is free and the event is presented in partnership with the Regency Society of Virginia.

Also on Saturday,the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum, 5100 Cleveland St., will host a special Veterans Day program, including an invocation by retired Army Lt. Col. James Belin and Union Kempsville High School class of 1966. The featured speaker, retired Air Force Capt. Howard Baugh, is the son of a Tuskegee Airman. He will discuss the history and importance of the Tuskegee Airmen. The program will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tours of the museum will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Call (757) 385-5100 for more information about these two events.

About the Virginia Beach History Museums:
The Virginia Beach History Museums include the Francis Land House, Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. They are owned and operated by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums, which provides stewardship of the city’s historic resources and programs to educate the community about local history.

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