Thank You Lindsey

Many of the wonderful things produced during this summer like no other have come from one very special person: Lindsey West. Lindsey West Lindsey began working with the museum last summer, sharing her talent as a Ghost Walk guide for the 2019 season. Shortly after we thanked her for helping make our Ghost Walk [...]

By |2020-08-06T11:26:43-04:00August 6th, 2020|Blog|2 Comments

Hurricane Preparations

The first major storm to visit Virginia Beach has already come and gone. Isaias was certainly a powerful force and we are thankful to not have any damage from the high winds that raced through the oceanfront at over 70mph. We get many questions about how we prepare the historic building for storms, and [...]

By |2020-08-06T09:51:47-04:00August 5th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Heroes of Hampton Roads

Intern Takeover! Parks Schmidt shares some thoughts on interning and partnering with the museum with his Heroes of Hampton Roads oral history work. Parks volunteered over 500 hours in his first year with #ThisCoolMuseum! Parks Schmidt & Friend outside of the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum Testing, testing one, two, three... [...]

By |2020-07-23T11:30:43-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Blog|1 Comment

Fourth of July History

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. [...]

By |2020-07-04T10:21:04-04:00July 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Re-Opening the Museum

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 [...]

By |2020-06-26T16:29:45-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Blog|1 Comment

Small Museums are in Big Trouble

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 [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:38:57-04:00May 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments