Historic Bible on Display at Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center Sept. 20

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The Virginia Beach History Museums are hosting a "Conversation with a Curator" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center on Monday, Sept. 20, featuring the Thelaball family Bible.

The Bible, which dates back to 1743, was owned by Prudence Thelaball, granddaughter of the man who built the Lynnhaven House, Francis Thelaball. The Lynnhaven House, built circa 1725, is considered by some to be one of the most well-preserved examples of early Virginia vernacular architecture.

Virginia Beach History Museums Director Annmarie Reiley-Kay will give a FREE lecture about the history of the Bible, the Thelaball Family and Lynnhaven House, as well as lead a discussion about what it takes to preserve centuries-old artifacts.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Virginia Beach Historic Houses, Inc. Please email vbhistory@vbgov.com or call 757-385-5100 if you have questions about this event.

For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com.

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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