6 Great Reasons to Visit Museum Day, Saturday, October 6, 10-4

Date: October 2, 2018 By: otba1400@gmail.com Category: Art

1) FREE Museums!








From a Hobo Jamboree at the Railroad Museum of Virginia to the amazing sounds of gospel violin by Eric Taylor at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum at 1 & 3 pm, these museums have something for everyone!




2) Fun for kids!






Kids of all ages can create some art and win cash prizes at the chalk art contest at  St. John’s Episcopal Church from 10-11. The Churchland High School Art Scholars will be doing Face Painting in the Middle Street Mall beginning at 11. All kids LOVE model trains and the ones at the Railroad Museum of VA will be rumbling around the track all day. Hear the Children’s Chorus at Middle Street Mall at 11, and on you travels keep an eye out for our favorite member of the mounted patrol – Moose!


3) An Amazing Variety of Music!



Whether you love jazz, steel drums, acoustic guitar, sea chanteys sung by a pirate, or an amazing church organ – we’ve got you covered!

4) Art Galore







As you stroll the shops and restaurants, you will find art and artists demonstrating their talents at 10 different locations. Keep on the lookout for the Plein-air artists wandering through Olde Towne sharing their love of art and competing for cash prizes!

5) Our Doors are Open – Enjoy Free Tours!








If you love historic buildings or incredible stained glass – take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the Underground Railroad at Emanuel AME Church or see the 28 German stained glass windows at St. Paul’s Church. With tours of Trinity, St. John’s and First Lutheran as well as the Commodore Theatre and Copper & Oak Craft Spirits, you can get a peek inside of history!





6) Events Throughout Olde Towne!

The Fort Norfolk & Frigate Constellation will present a dynamic living history reenactment from 10-2 in the 700 block of High Street in front of Olde Towne’s newest mural, the Battle of Craney Island. This reenactment from the War of 1812 is sponsored by the Hill House Museum.


Farmer’s Market, High & Court 9-1                  Antiques to Flea Market, 200 County St. 10-2


Local Authors’ Book Signing   10-4                    Wheels on the Water Car Show, FREE 11-4
Little Shoppes on High                                         Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

For more information please call 757-405-3500 or visit: Bit.ly/Museumday2018