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

Please tell us about yourself.

The following questions are for voluntary demographic purposes only. 

Your age:
Under 18
18 - 25
26 - 40
41 - 55
56 - 65
66+
Select a response
Your gender:
Male
Female
Other
Select a response
Your race /ethnicity (choose all that apply):
African American or Black
White
Hispanic / Latino / Spanish
Asian
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Other
Select a response
What languages are spoken in your household?
What is the highest level of education you have completed? (choose one)
Less than 9th grade
Some high school
High school graduate / GED
Some college
Associates degree
Bachelors degree
Some graduate school
Graduate or advanced degree
Select a response
What was your approximate household income in 2019? (choose one)
Less than $20,000
$21,000-$40,000
$41,000 - $60,000
$61,000 - $80,000
$81,000 - $100,000
More than $100,000
Select a response
What is your home zip code?
Please share any other thoughts or suggestions you have about future programming at the Virginia Beach History Museums.