"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Fun in the Sun: A History of Virginia Vacations

Saturday, June 28, 10:30am12:00pm
Children $17 Members $10 (Join today) Seniors $17 Adults $17
Virginia Historical Society
Part of the Behind the Scenes Tour category.
Part of the program.

Women at Virginia Beach (VHS accession number: 2000.136.203)Whether hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, digging our toes in the sand along the Atlantic coast, imagining bygone days at a historical site, or venturing beyond the boundaries of the commonwealth, Virginians know how to ensure that their vacations are unforgettable occasions. Let’s take a voyage through the VHS collection where souvenirs, travel diaries, photo albums, and postcards momentarily allow us to share the family vacations, romantic getaways, and exciting adventures planned by Virginians past and present.

Caroline Legros, school program coordinator

Caroline Legros, School Program Coordinator

Have you started planning your summer vacation yet? Join me on this special behind the scenes tour and I will show you items from the VHS collection such as souvenirs and photo albums related to vacations in Virginia.

In the museum shop

Enjoy playing card games with your friend and family with this unique set of cards featuring Virginia landmarks.
The Old Dominion Playing Cards
T-Shirt with graphic featuring the geography of Virginia from its original charter to the present day, with a quote from William Byrd II.
"In the Beginning...All America was Virginia" T-Shirt
A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers includes the texts of more than 1,850 official state historical markers placed along Virginia's highways since 1927.
A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers

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