Virginia Beach History Museums Hosting Educator Appreciation Open House Oct. 2

Virginia Beach History Museums Hosting Educator Appreciation Open House Oct. 2
September 15, 2021

The Virginia Beach History Museums are hosting a free open house for local educators at the Thoroughgood House on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m.‑4 p.m. This event is open to local public and private school educators, including teachers, principals, administrators, day care providers and others involved with student education.

At the open house, educators will have the opportunity to learn more about History Museums field trip and educational program opportunities for their students, both on-site at the museums and at their schools.

Educators who attend will also receive $20 off a future History Museums program, equivalent to four free student program slots, and be entered into a drawing to win a free History Museums field trip for their entire class, as well as additional prizes.

The event is free to attend, but educators are asked to register in advance. Educators may also bring up to five guests each, which can be family members, friends or anyone else the educator chooses.

Vendor tables from the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, Ferry Plantation House, Tidewater African Cultural Alliance and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will also be on display during the event for educators to learn more about those organizations.

To register, please email Stephanie Calway, Development Specialist at the Virginia Beach History Museums, at scalway@vbgov.com or call 757-385-5105.

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.