Virginia Beach Holding Public Meeting to Help Guide Historic Homes Planning

Friday, May 28, 2021

The Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department and Virginia Beach History Museums want your help in planning the future of the Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House and Thoroughgood House.

History Associates Incorporated (HAI) is working with the Virginia Beach History Museums to create a new interpretive plan for the three historic homes. To plot a course for the future, HAI and the Virginia Beach History Museums seek feedback from the Virginia Beach community at a public meeting.   

HAI will give residents an overview of their interpretive plan initiative and ask for feedback, including how residents currently interact with the historic homes, how they'd like to use them in the future, and what can be done to improve the guest experience. The public meeting will take place Monday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center (1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451). There is no requirement to RSVP in advance.

In accordance with current health and safety guidance, meeting attendees and staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be required to wear a mask or face covering. Attendees and staff who have yet to be vaccinated, or are only partially vaccinated, will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building.

For more information on the Virginia Beach History Museums, please visit museumsvb.org and follow Virginia Beach History Museums on social media.

ABOUT THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT:
The Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. The Department assists and directs the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission, coordinates the City's Public Art Program, oversees Virginia Beach History Museums, provides contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serves as the liaison with Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District, and serves as a resource to local arts and humanities organizations. 

ABOUT THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH HISTORY MUSEUMS:
The City of Virginia Beach History Museums include the Thoroughgood House, the Francis Land House, the Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. They are part of the City's Cultural Affairs Department. As part of the municipal government of the City of Virginia Beach, the Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. Visit www.museumsvb.org for more information, and follow @VBHistoryMuseums on Facebook and Instagram, and @VBHistMuseums on Twitter, to stay up to date on all the events and news from Virginia Beach History Museums.

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