PROGRAMS

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Saturday
FEB 7

10 am - 5 pm

Sailor's Valentine

First Weekend - Free Admission

Nineteenth century sailors returned home from long sea voyages bearing special gift, a sailors' valentine, for their loved one. These valentines were beautiful works of shell art with messages inscribed in them. Come on in and create your own sailor's valentine. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.

 

Thursday
FEB 12

7 pm

Friends Lecture Series:
Peter Youngblood, The Vietnam War: A Personal Experience

Sponsored by the Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. Our speaker will be Portsmouth resident Peter Youngblood, as he discusses his experiences as a soldier serving in Vietnam. Through his own experiences in combat during the war, Mr. Youngblood will talk about some of the misconceptions concerning service in Vietnam.

 

Saturday
MAR 7

10 am - 5 pm

Medical Mystery: Yellow Fever in 1855 Portsmouth

First Weekend - Free Admission

During the antebellum period of the 1800's, before pharmacies were available on every corner people often had to look to home remedies to keep in good health. During the Civil War diseases and infection were just as deadly as battle related injuries. Field surgeons and doctors began to understand and appreciate the value of medicine and good hygiene. Come and learn about the "aedis aegypti," yellow fever, spreading germs and historic homeopathy through hands on activities and crafts.

 

Saturday
APR 4

10 am - 5 pm

Portsmouth at Play: Baseball and Other Historic Pastimes in P-Town

First Weekend - Free Admission

Did you know that Portsmouth had its own Cubs team? Come and discover the history of baseball and other historical pastimes in Portsmouth. Who were the "Truckers" and how did they get that name? Come on "in-ing" and enjoy crafts and activities celebrating American diversions.

Saturday
JUL 4

10 am - 5 pm

Patriots Day

First Weekend - Free Admission

Celebrate America's independence on the 4th of July at our ninth annual Patriots Day event. Journey back in time to the eve of revolution, as the Town or Portsmouth prepares for war. Will you sign up as a patriot or a loyalist? Be part of the revolutionary event and enjoy crafts, games, and drills.

 

Saturday
AUG 15

10 am - 5 pm

Builder Fest

Join us for a day of creating and building. Visit with hobbyists and professionals to explore the process of building and making. Discover everyday items made by hand as in times past and play with futuristic toys.

 

Saturday
OCT 24

Noon - 6 pm

Portsmouth Museum Madness

Join us for a day of hauntingly good fun at the Portsmouth Museums

  • Children's Museum of Virginia
  • Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
  • Lightship Portsmouth Museum

 


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