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  • Efforts Underway to Restore Artifacts Recently Discovered at Historic Hill House Museum

    By Heather McGinley Correspondent The Virginian-Pilot Visitors can hear the echo of footsteps as they cross hardwood floors in the music room usually covered with furniture and oriental carpets. Light from windows missing their curtains reveals cracked plaster in naked walls and sections of exposed brick in Grandma Collins’ room at the Hill House Museum, …

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  • Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia and Children’s Museum of Virginia Present Celebrate the Arts!

    Norfolk, VA –Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia (YAV) celebrates another year of family-fun and partnership with the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Celebrate the Arts! is an interactive day filled with performances by YAV artists, arts activities for all ages, and the museum’s special interactive exhibit featuring Once Upon a Time: Exploring the World of …

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  • Black History Now 2018

    Celebrating Today’s Change Makers Presented by the Portsmouth Museums and the Portsmouth Public Library PORTSMOUTH, VA – The Portsmouth Museums and Portsmouth Public Library are proud to present the third Annual Black History Now – Celebrating Today’s Change Makers. The museums and library branches will host events and activities from January 13th to February 24th. …

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  • Portsmouth enters the game: The opening of two new breweries ushers in a new age of beer in the historic port town

    By Pete Newell HR Growler Chances are you’ve never heard of Alt Platz Brewing Company, but up until now it represented Portsmouth’s lone bid to cash in on craft beer. The small brewpub opened to little fanfare on High Street in 2006, and close two years later. It took nearly 10 years, and the help …

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  • Destination P-Town: Portsmouth Promotes New Arts and Cultural District

    Penny Neef – AltDaily.com Portsmouth already has the pieces in place. Now it’s time to mark the gateways, fly some banners, create a website, engage the community, attract more art and artists, and promote the new Portsmouth Arts and Cultural District. Maybe even give it a new, snappy name? View Full Article

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  • Haven of Safety: The Kaiser’s Courteous Pirates in Hampton Roads

    The Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Present The 2017 Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum’s Lecture Series will conclude on Thursday, September 14, at 4:00 p.m., at the Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library (Coleman Room). The Friends are pleased to present Greg Hansard, Instructor of History at John Tyler Community …

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  • To Face The Unknown: Portsmouth and The Great War

    To Face The Unknown: Portsmouth and The Great War Exclusive exhibit presented by the History Division of the Portsmouth Museums at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Come see artifacts and images that tell the story of Portsmouth and World War I. Please call (757)393-8591 for more information. July 4 – October 9, 2017 Portsmouth …

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  • 12 hours in Portsmouth’s Olde Towne

    Daily Press – Jonathan Black, Contact Reporter PORTSMOUTH – There’s a deep history among the bars and restaurants of Portsmouth’s High Street and its surrounding area. Homes dating back to the 18th century line the streets of Olde Towne, while the occasional blast of a ship horn sounds from the Elizabeth River. It’s a reminder of …

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  • PACC Presents Embracing Narrative: Artwork of the Washington Glass School & Virginia Glass Guild

    For Immediate Release March 30, 2017 The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Presents Embracing Narrative: Artwork of the Washington Glass School & Virginia Glass Guild The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center presents, Embracing Narrative, a joint exhibition offering contemporary glass by members of the Washington Glass School and the Virginia Glass Guild. Works on display, …

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  • The Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center’s Annual Holiday Treat

    By Martha Steger | Photo courtesy Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center Cathy Collier’s eyes widen even now as she recalls watching Santa’s quilt-covered belly rise and fall with each breath: “He ‘slept’ behind glass,” she says, “with a sign in front reading, don’t wake until december 24th.” Like many long-time Hampton Roads residents, Collier cherishes …

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