Tag Archives: museums

  • Early Navy Diving Bell display

    Naval Shipyard Museum re-opens

    New Hours, New Exhibits, and New Stories Portsmouth’s Naval Shipyard Museum opened its doors in 1949 on the grounds of the Notfolk Naval Shipyard.  During the Cold War, when the need to keep the shipyard secure increased, it moved to its current location at 2 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth in early 1963. The …

  • LUMO exhibit

    What’s New at the Children’s Museum of Virginia

    Children’s Museum of Virginia re-opens The Children’s Museum of Virginia re-opens post quarantine on June 9, 2021, with new exhibits and a new schedule. Make reservations and purchase tickets online.  Open Wednesday through Sunday, the museum offers tickets for a morning or afternoon session.  The museum closes on Mondays and Tuesdays.   Ticket Times and …

  • Lightship Crew bunk with manikin

    The Lightship Portsmouth Reveals New Stories in 2020

    As an official Coast Guard City, Portsmouth is proud to showcase the early days of Coast Guard service. The Lightship Portsmouth Museum contains artifacts and exhibits detailing what life was like on board for those men (no women at the time) who served to protect our shores.

  • Exterior of the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

    The Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum – Black History Year Round

    Find out how baseball led the way in local desegregation within Hampton Roads. Portsmouth and Hampton led the charge at their local stadiums and after a lengthy boycott, Norfolk did the same. Learn more at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library where Black History is commemorated year-round.

  • Black History Month Portsmouth logo

    13 Things to Do in Portsmouth During Black History Month

    A Brief History The roots of Black History Month can be traced all the way back to 1915, 50 years after the 13th amendment was passed. Two gentleman scholars, Carter Woodson and Jesse Moreland, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The Association was dedicated to researching and promoting the accomplishments …

  • Naval Shipyard Mural by Sam W

    Portsmouth Featured in Roulez Magazine

    Roulez Magazine is a virtual publication celebrating “the bounty of everyday life within widely diverse regions of the United States and other geographies.”  Kimberly Toms researched and wrote an in depth article about Portsmouth, Virginia, focusing on the history and culture of this old seaport town located in Coastal Virginia.  Nicholas Crawford provided some splendid …