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What Makes a Museum

Interested in having our museum come alive in your classroom? We can send activities to you to enhance your lessons! This free box is rentable for the classroom or home school families, and includes a behind-the-scenes look at the PNSM’s collection and how museum staff work. The box has family friendly artifacts from our education collection and provides a variety of levels of learning for any age group. Please call (757)393-8591 for more information and how to check out this classroom enhancement.

Curator’s Talk

Let our curators come to you! We can provide a variety of curator talks for adult groups such as Kiwanis or church groups and discuss the Portsmouth Museum’s history, architecture within the city, or the history of the shipyard and the museum. Please call (757)393-8591 to speak to a curator.

Friends Lecture Series 2018

The British are Coming! The Royal Navy’s World War II Fleet Repairs at Norfolk Navy Yard

Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Coleman Room, Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library
4934 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23703

In the early days of World War II, Norfolk Navy Yard (today’s Norfolk Naval Shipyard) was a key repair facility for the British Royal Navy. Not since Portsmouth’s earliest Colonial history had so many of His Majesty’s ships been repaired here. Come and hear fresh research about this multi-national effort during the Second World War right here in Portsmouth, from the staff of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk. Admission is free.

For more information, please call the History Division of the Portsmouth Museums at (757)393-8591.

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