December 2019

Happy Holiday Season! 

We always enjoy seeing so many locals visiting the oceanfront through December. With many of you having guests over the holidays, the museum is a wonderful way to share a little time together. Our beautiful gift shop offers a wide range of choices for that special something under the tree. We’ll also be offering special 757 Museum Membership for only $15. If you live in the area, this is a great gift for yourself and the whole family. 

Be sure to give yourself extra time to explore the  new exhibits to the museum’s galleries. Rescue Electric shares the history of a modern day shipwreck, when the cargo vessel Marine Electric broke up and sank off the shores of Chincoteague in 1983. The tragedy became a catalyst for many changes within the maritime community for improved cargo ship inspections and safety. The disaster also brought the creation of the United States Coast Guard’s current Rescue Swimmer. We created The Swimmer exhibit to describe this connection, and show the amazing work the modern USCG Rescue Swimmers do today.

We’re also excited to present a brand new display about our famous woman at 25th Street, The Norwegian Lady. The new Journey of A Lady exhibit will offer artifacts from the famous Wreck of the Dictator cargo ship, and the amazing story of the ship’s figurehead and then bronze Norwegian Lady statues that have forever made Virginia Beach, Virginia and Moss, Norway, Sister Cities.

So let’s enjoy a wonderful Holiday Season together! It’s a great time to celebrate all the wonderful history that Virginia Beach has to offer.