COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Please know that your health and safety is our highest priority. To help minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus with our community, the museum will be closed until it is deemed safe to reopen. The museum has also canceled all public programming. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of the WHO, the CDC, The Virginia Department of Health, and the City of Virginia Beach.
WHAT CLOSING MEANS TO THE MUSEUM
Not being able to open for the usually busy Spring season brings a heavy financial burden to our small nonprofit. Along with keeping our doors closed, not being able to have large gatherings means we are not yet able to launch our Spring Fundraising event. And as with many other Virginia Beach Oceanfront businesses, the cancellation of both the Shamrock Marathon Weekend and the Something In The Water Festival brings a body blow to our crucial Spring income. It is urgent that the museum raises the funds to see us through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your continued support will make the difference. We are so excited to prepare for reopening with getting our Spring Fundraiser launched, our new exhibits on display, and starting up our popular walking tours like the Ghost Walk and the new Naval History Tour. Regardless of how difficult 2020 has become, we remain optimistic that we will continue to grow and develop this amazing historic icon’s mission and place in the community. Let’s work together to ensure the museum will be opening as soon as we can.
William Hazel – Executive Director