Virginia History Museums announce upcoming events

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Visitors can learn about a haunted night at the Lynnhaven House on Oct. 24. (Courtesy of Virginia Beach History Museums)
Visitors can learn about a haunted night at the Lynnhaven House on Oct. 24. (Courtesy of Virginia Beach History Museums)

Spring is right around the corner, and the Virginia Beach History Museums have announced several upcoming events to mark on your calendar.

Film Festival – Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Admission is free. A group discussion will follow the screening of each film.

“More Than a Month”
Feb 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman explores whether Black History Month should be ended.

“American Experience: Freedom Summer”
Feb. 19 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More than 700 student volunteers partner with local African Americans to oppose white supremacy in 1964.

“The Road to Brown”
Feb. 26 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Witness the story of black lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston during the Civil Rights Movement.

Homeschool Day – Colonial Education Center at the Lynnhaven House
Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy hands-on lessons with arts and crafts for children five and up. Families must register in advance for a two-hour time slot here.

Girl Scout Day – Colonial Education Center at the Lynnhaven House
Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brownies and Junior Scouts will take part in activities geared towards achieving badge requirements. Advanced registration must be completed online here.

Women and Liberty – Colonial Education Center at the Lynnhaven House
March 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Try hands-on activities mastered by colonial women, including candle dipping and cross stitch.

Gathering of the Guilds and Easter Egg Hunt – Francis Land House
April 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will welcome local artisans, and the Native Plant Society for a spring sale. Multiple Easter egg hunts will take place throughout the afternoon.

Learn more by calling (757) 385-5100 or visit the History Museums website.