Today's blog post comes from Parks Schmidt. Parks interns with the museum and has contributed over 500 hours of time in his first year. Three cheers for the red, white, and blue! The Fourth of July is once again here and with it comes all the hamburgers, fireworks, and hundreds of year old misconceptions. [...]
I already knew the day wasn’t normal. My leaning out the second story window extinguishing the museum’s burning roof brought simple validation. It was just past 1pm on a beautiful Summer Saturday when the smell of something burning mixed unmistakably with my lunchtime pizza. I chased the odor in my office for a moment, [...]
We are pleased to re-open the #ThisCoolMuseum! Welcome Back! The museum will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 10am to 5pm as a first step towards our goal of being open full time. We are planning to add more days to the schedule in July as our staffing and limited resources allow. As [...]
Stroll along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk through the 20th Century.
Close the doors of a small museum and bad things happen fast. Close the doors at the sharp end of an expected busy spring season, and bad things happen even faster. Financial dominos, once set so perfectly in circular harmony for spring though summer cash flow, tumble in unstoppable clicks of ruin. We spent [...]
Enjoy Volume II of Vintage Hotels of Virginia Beach. A video of classic photos and postcards of the hotels, motels, and inns that once stood along the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Rocket-Ships Heather lights up the room. She walks into the space and it becomes naturally brighter. It’s impossible not to notice her confidence. With eyes firm on the horizon, she’s already taking the steps for propelling her promising career in a new direction. In short, Heather knows where she’s going. She hadn’t quite nailed [...]
Volunteers Rock! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! You are the reason the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum is #ThisCoolMuseum
Enjoy a collection of photographs and postcards of the vintage hotels, motels, and inns that once stood on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
A short film featuring archive photos on the United States Life-Saving Service in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Enjoy a selection of vintage postcards from Virginia Beach, Virginia
We're open. As a museum, as an educational institution, even as a tourism destination, we are open. It took me a little while to wrap my stressed out, how do we survive a global pandemic, thoughts around this. The very day the COVID-19 pandemic closed our physical doors, we became a virtual museum. It's [...]