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The project logo Virginia Beach History Museums Future Programming

Your input is important to us! The Virginia Beach History Museums want to know your thoughts on future programming. The Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House, Francis Land House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum host free and low-cost programs all year long for you and your families. Let us know what we can do to continue to meet your expectations and build new programming for the community! Results of this survey will provide valuable insight into our community and guide the types of programs and events we offer. This survey is anonymous. 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! We appreciate you and hope to see you at the Museums soon!

This survey will be open for responses through August 31.

Have you ever visited the Virginia Beach History Museums?
Yes
78%
No
22%
Closed to responses | 269 Responses
If yes, how often has it been in the last year?
It’s been more than a year since my last visit
55%
Once in the last year
23%
More than once in the last year
22%
Closed to responses | 209 Responses
Which Museum(s) have you visited? (Choose all that apply).
The Francis Land House
74%
The Thoroughgood House
72%
The Lynnhaven House
49%
Princess Anne County Training School / Union Kempsville High School Museum
14%
Other
9%
Closed to responses | 196 Responses
What was the reason for your visit? (Choose all that apply).
To visit a historic house or exhibit
64%
To participate in a museum event or program
42%
To participate in a school or scout program
21%
To volunteer
11%
To carry out a job duty (for example, as a City employee or contractor)
9%
To attend a wedding or other private function
5%
Other
5%
Closed to responses | 190 Responses
What is your current perception of Virginia Beach History Museums?
Closed for Comments
How do you feel the Virginia Beach History Museums could improve?
Closed for Comments
What kind of history education programs would you attend at the Virginia Beach History Museums? (Choose all that apply).
Colonial Era (18th Century) history
78%
Native American history
72%
Archaeology
61%
Victorian Era (19th Century) history
61%
Women’s history
58%
African American history
51%
Art history
48%
Recent 20th Century history
47%
Music history
46%
Other
15%
Closed to responses | 204 Responses
What kind of Youth / Family programs would you like to attend? (Choose all that apply).
Behind the scenes tours / programs
65%
Theater performances
58%
Art and Craft Making
56%
Environmental / gardening
54%
Themed etiquette teas / events
54%
Events including animals / livestock
46%
Music and dance
43%
School field trips
37%
Camps
29%
Book clubs
28%
Scout trips
16%
Other
11%
Closed to responses | 189 Responses
What kind of thematic programs would you like to attend? (Choose all that apply).
Hidden history (lesser-known historical stories)
83%
Local lore
77%
Historic demonstrations and re-enactments
69%
Cultural heritage
61%
Supernatural / Superstitious History
57%
Themed teas
43%
Survival / Wildcrafting / Homesteading
43%
Military
32%
Themed overnight events
23%
Survival / Fitness
19%
Other
4%
Closed to responses | 197 Responses
What kind of Interactive and do-it-yourself (DIY) Activities would you like to attend? (Choose all that apply).
Food tastings
68%
Cooking lessons (historical or other theme)
67%
Garden / nature
61%
Historic crafts / materials
54%
Brewery / vineyard related
51%
Genealogy / heirloom preservation
51%
Home techniques (modern and historic)
41%
Visual arts community events
37%
Civic / community conversations
35%
Social dancing
25%
Outdoor fitness
17%
Other
5%
Closed to responses | 191 Responses
What kind of Festivals would you like to attend? (Choose all that apply).
Holiday
75%
Historical Eras
72%
Seasonal (spring, summer, etc.)
71%
Food and beverage
67%
Cultural Heritage
63%
Shakespeare or other theatrical theme
45%
Other
2%
Closed to responses | 195 Responses
What specialized tours would you like to see available at our sites? (Choose all that apply).
Dimmed light tours
62%
American Sign Language (ASL)
52%
Touch-and-feel tours for the visually impaired
50%
Other
17%
Closed to responses | 139 Responses
Which factor most affects your decision to attend programs at the Virginia Beach History Museums? (Choose only one).
Convenience (date, time, location, parking)
39%
Educational experience
23%
Entertainment experience
20%
Having a prior positive experience
8%
Value (for the cost)
7%
Other
2%
Closed to responses | 191 Responses
Which factor most affects your decision NOT to attend a program at the Virginia Beach History Museums? (Choose only one).
Scheduling conflicts
42%
Cost
16%
Access challenges (transportation, parking, accessibility of sites)
14%
I’ve already visited before
10%
Other factor
9%
Having a prior negative experience
4%
I prefer to do something else (please indicate below)
4%
Closed to responses | 186 Responses
When you visit a History Museum, what enhances your experience most? (Choose only one).
Knowledgeable, uniformed guides
33%
Costumed interpreters
18%
Interactive content
13%
Large-scale events with multiple offerings plus tour access
7%
Focused tour or single activity
7%
Live performance events
7%
Guest speakers
5%
Audio downloads
4%
Other
3%
Outdoor experiences
2%
Food is available or the ability to bring food and picnic
1%
Take-home materials
1%
Closed to responses | 184 Responses
What do you value most about the Virginia Beach History Museums?
Closed for Comments
How much would you pay to attend a program that interested you at the Virginia Beach History Museums?
$5 - $9
40%
$10 - $19
36%
Less than $5
12%
$20 or more
12%
Closed to responses | 189 Responses
How do you prefer to receive information about programs at the Virginia Beach History Museums? (choose all that apply)
Social media
68%
Email
65%
Direct mail
24%
Flyers or rack cards at locations in the community
16%
Other (please indicate below)
6%
Closed to responses | 187 Responses
What COVID-19 safety precautions would you require to feel comfortable attending a Virginia Beach History Museums event? (Choose all that apply).
Readily available hand sanitizer
81%
Masks worn by volunteers and staff
79%
Masks worn by other guests
79%
Tour times specifically for vulnerable populations (ex. seniors, those with underlying health conditions)
55%
Timed ticketing
51%
Screening guests prior to entry (e.g., temperature checks)
42%
Visual materials to guide foot traffic through exhibits (e.g., directional signage)
42%
Garden / outdoors-only tours
35%
Tours only available to individuals living in the same household
19%
Other
9%
Closed to responses | 185 Responses
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, when would you feel comfortable visiting an indoor museum again? (Choose only one).
I'm ready now
40%
I'm not sure, yet
24%
Not until there is a COVID-19 vaccine
14%
1 - 3 months from now
10%
4 - 6 months from now
8%
More than 6 months from now
3%
More than a year from now
2%
Closed to responses | 185 Responses

Please tell us about yourself.

The following questions are for voluntary demographic purposes only. 

Your age:
56 - 65
25%
41 - 55
24%
26 - 40
24%
66+
22%
18 - 25
4%
Under 18
0%
Closed to responses | 189 Responses
Your gender:
Female
80%
Male
20%
Other
0%
Closed to responses | 187 Responses
Your race /ethnicity (choose all that apply):
White
89%
African American or Black
6%
Other
5%
Asian
4%
Hispanic / Latino / Spanish
3%
American Indian or Alaska Native
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
1%
Closed to responses | 180 Responses
What languages are spoken in your household?
Closed for Comments
What is the highest level of education you have completed? (choose one)
Graduate or advanced degree
36%
Bachelors degree
33%
Some college
14%
Some graduate school
8%
Associates degree
8%
High school graduate / GED
2%
Less than 9th grade
0%
Some high school
0%
Closed to responses | 185 Responses
What was your approximate household income in 2019? (choose one)
More than $100,000
34%
$61,000 - $80,000
20%
$81,000 - $100,000
20%
$41,000 - $60,000
13%
$21,000-$40,000
11%
Less than $20,000
1%
Closed to responses | 166 Responses
What is your home zip code?
Please share any other thoughts or suggestions you have about future programming at the Virginia Beach History Museums.
Closed for Comments