HOW WAS THE BUILDING SAVED FROM DEVELOPERS?HOW DOES THE HISTORIC ICON BECOME A MUSEUM?IT WASN’T EASY! THE DEDICATED CITIZENS AND THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH WORKED TOGETHER TO ENSURE THIS IRREPLACEABLE PART OF OUR HISTORY WOULD BE PRESERVED.

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NOW, DURING THE CURRENT COVID-19 CRISIS, IT’S JUST AS IMPORTANT TO COME TOGETHER TO MAKE CERTAIN THIS VERY SPECIAL NONPROFIT ENDURES. ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORY PLACES, THE ORIGINAL 1903 BUILDING AND MUSEUM HOUSES A PRICELESS COLLECTION OF 1,800 ARTIFACTS AND OVER 4,000 PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF THE UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING AND COAST GUARD SERVICES ALONG WITH THE ONLY EXHIBITS IN HAMPTON ROADS THAT SHARE THE OVERALL 20TH CENTURY HISTORY OF THE RESORT COMMUNITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH.AT THE CENTER OF THE VIRGINIA BEACH BOARDWALK, THE MUSEUM ALSO STANDS AS A CENTER OF VIRGINIA BEACH COMMUNITY AND CULTURE. PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING OUR SMALL NONPROFIT WEATHER THIS CURRENT STORM.