Historic Sites: Cape Henry Lighthouse

May
23

Event

Pints for Preservation: Pleasure House Brewing Trivia

May 23, 2022

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Enjoy a Beer. Preserve the Lighthouse! Join us at Pleasure House Brewing at 2032 Pleasure House Rd in Virginia Beach for trivia! $1 from every purchase of Holden-Thrice German Wheat will be donated to Cape Henry Lighthouse preservation efforts. Cape Henry Lighthouse Staff will be on-site selling commemorative pint glasses so come say hi! Play trivia for …

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May
19

Event

Pints for Preservation: Deadline Brewing Trivia

May 19, 2022

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Enjoy a Beer. Preserve the Lighthouse! Join us at Deadline Brewing at 2272 W Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach for trivia! $1 from every purchase of Sweet Potato Biere de Garde will be donated to Cape Henry Lighthouse preservation efforts. Cape Henry Lighthouse Staff will be on-site selling commemorative pint glasses so come say hi! Play …

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May
17

Event

Pints for Preservation: Vibrant Shore Trivia

May 17, 2022

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Enjoy a Beer. Preserve the Lighthouse! Join us at Vibrant Shore Brewing at 505 18th St. in Virginia Beach for trivia! $1 from every purchase of Witty Wilde Belgian Wit will be donated to Cape Henry Lighthouse preservation efforts. Cape Henry Lighthouse Staff will be on-site selling commemorative pint glasses so come say hi! Play trivia for …

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Apr
26

Event

First Landing Day at Cape Henry Lighthouse

Apr 26, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

On this day in 1607, English ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery, made their first landfall on the shores of North America. Naming the area Cape Henry after King James I’s son, the Virginia Company colonists planted a wooden cross to give thanks for their safe passage. Visit Cape Henry Lighthouse, climb the tower, talk with our interpreters …

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Feb
2

Event

Keeper of the Light: Willis Augustus Hodges at Cape Henry Lighthouse

Feb 2, 2022

12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Keeper of the Light: Willis Augustus Hodges…“and for myself, I have ever striven to be found upon the side of freedom and justice.” Willis Augustus Hodges (1815-1890) served as the keeper of the Cape Henry Lighthouse for just over two months during the summer of 1870. However, his impact reached far beyond the lighthouse. The …

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Aug
7

Event

National Lighthouse Day

Aug 7, 2021

10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars to celebrate National Lighthouse Day at the Cape Henry Lighthouse! August 7th marks the passage of the Ninth Act of the First Congress of the United States in 1789, establishing federal control of lighthouses and specifically calling for the construction of a lighthouse at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Climb the Old …

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Jun
2

A Statement on the Death of George Floyd and the Impact of History

The national and global responses and outrage to the terrible and tragic events of George Floyd’s killing illuminate the long and violent American history of racism and injustice that began in 1619 with the beginnings of American slavery in Virginia. The study of history and the interpretation of historic places must include new and revised …

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May
7

Event

Treasures of Preservation Virginia

"Treasures of Preservation Virginia"

May 7, 2020

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Direct to your computer, tablet or smart phone!

Our next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 2 p.m.! Treasures of Preservation Virginia Join curator of collections Lea Lane as she discusses some of the most intriguing objects in Preservation Virginia’s collections. These objects range from a poetic love letter etched into a window pane at Bacon’s Castle to a silk judicial …

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Aug
7

Event

National Lighthouse Day

Aug 7, 2019

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

583 Atlantic Ave, Fort Story, VA 23459

Why is National Lighthouse Day celebrated every August 7th? The Lighthouse Act of 1789 was approved by the new United States government. This act established that a lighthouse would be built at Cape Henry and was signed into law by President George Washington. (Check out the copy in our museum shop!) Learn the history of …

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