Museum Blogs

  • An “Illuminating” Experience
    At the Bronze Door Society’s Annual Garden Party on Sunday I had an interesting conversation with one of the Museum’s members and learned about a collectible I had never heard of before. He even told me we had two examples in our collection! The object is called a lithophane.  Just Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson May 24 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Knot your usual grounding…
    Many of you probably know the story of one of the most infamous groundings to occur in Hampton Roads—that of the battleship USS Missouri—whose captain merrily drove it onto Thimble Shoals on January 17th, 1950 thanks to sheer arrogance fueled by terrible interdepartmental US Navy communication (read: it wasn’t just Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson May 16 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • An Ode to Silver, or, Silver: A Story of Love, Betrayal, and Triumph
    What’s in a name? That which we call silver by any other name would be as difficult to photograph. Look, when someone brings you what is, effectively, a mirror and asks you take a photograph of it a few things will likely run through your head. I won’t list them Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson May 14 2018By Brock Switzer
  • Beached whales and bad omens
    On Saturday we hosted a behind the scenes tour for Hudgins Construction (they very nicely re-graveled our boat building shed so we could easily move and store objects in there). There were a lot of families involved so I programmed two different tours in order to show the kids objects Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson May 3 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Way Back Wednesdays
    Back in 1983, our Polaris Missile was on display in our North Courtyard, but it was at this time they decided to take it down and put it into storage.  Unfortunately, that didn’t go quite as planned. Hampton Roads Crane and Rigging (who we work with a Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson May 2 2018By Rachel Conley