Holidays at the History Museums

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

​The Virginia Beach History Museums are gearing up for the holidays with some exciting events happening throughout December and into January.

Holiday Celebration at Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum

Dec. 12, 4 to 7 p.m.
Located inside Renaissance Academy, 5100 Cleveland St.
This celebration will feature musical performances, a raffle, refreshments and admission to the museum. Jay’asia Anderson of America’s Got Talent” fame will be performing. Admission is free.

Lighting of the Yule Log at the Thoroughgood House
Dec. 13, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
1636 Parish Road
The annual Lighting of the Yule Log at the Thoroughgood House is a tradition, marking the beginning of the Christmas season. The log will be lit promptly at 4 p.m., and Green Run High School’s chorus will sing carols including “The First Noel” and “Deck the Halls.” The Thoroughgoods will be in the house entertaining guests, and marshmallows for roasting, hot cider and cookies will be available. Visitors will also be able to make an ornament to take home. This event is free and open to the public.

30th Annual Twelfth Night Celebration at the Francis Land House
Jan. 2, 5 to 9:30 p.m.
3131 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Twelfth Night is the traditional end of the Christmas season, and the 30th annual celebration at the Francis Land House is going to be the best one yet. Guests will be treated to music by the Itinerant Band, select 18th century-inspired foods, and a reading of an 18th century story.

The entire evening will be hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Land. Tickets are $12 per person, and must be purchased in person at the Francis Land House during business hours, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m.

Guests can call (757) 385-5100 for more information about these events or visit the History Museums website.

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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